Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Don't you just love the beginning of a new year.  A fresh start. 
I've been cleaning, organizing and plotting my strategy to lose 10lbs and get some exercise.
I've also decided that I am going to try to quit buying so many processed foods, especially those that I can easily make myself.  I've made these granola bars about five times now and I really like them.  The brown rice syrup and brown rice cereal can be found in the health food section of Martin's.  If you like chewy granola bars, give them a try.  I feel healthier every time I have one!



Now if I can only give this up. 
Ha, who am I kidding.  One thing at a time :)
 




























Peanut Butter Granola Bars
from fannetasticfood

Dry Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups rolled oats
1 cup crisp brown rice cereal (I used Organic Koala Crisp)
3/4 cup seeds (I used sunflower and pumpkin)
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
1/8 cup finely ground flaxseed

Wet Ingredients:
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Add all the dry  ingredients to a large bowl. Mix them together.

In a seperate (microwave safe) bowl, mix together the wet ingredients, then microwave them for about 20-30 seconds.  This will make it easier to mix and add to the dry ingredients since it is really sticky.
Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix.  Keep mixing until the wet binding ingredients are well distributed as possible.  Put some muscle into it!  Then put the mixture into a shallow pan and flatten it down.  Cut them into about 10-12 bars and store them in the fridge.  You can just store them in the pan, covered with foil, or seperately wrap them for eating on the go.

Linking To:
All Things Heart and Home

 
   

5 comments:

  1. Oh Heyyyyy! I'm so glad to see you! Your blog header looks amazing! (I got a new kitchen aid for Christmas! Teal!)
    Okay these look great. You helped me so much last year when you posted the healthiest cookie in America! I've made it over and over!
    I'm def. going to do this one too. Where in the name of pete do I get brown rice syrup???
    So happy to see you, hope you'll be a regular on Wednesdays!
    xoxo
    Robin

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  3. Hey, love your blog title! I have a pink KitchenAid too and just recently added the pink blender to my collection.

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  4. Hi. You stopped by my blog and you don't have your email in your email reply so I wanted to let you know that I would post the recipe for the pizza dough.

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  5. These look soo yummy! I love to make granola but my bars never stay stuck together and always just end up like granola.. still yummy though! I will have to try to enlist some hubby muscle next time!
    My Kitchen aid is cobalt blue and also my best friend!
    http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com

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