Thursday, August 23, 2012

Granola Bites


Sometimes I make granola, sometimes I make granola bars, and then sometimes I get real crazy and make granola bites.  Oh yeah, I live life on the edge.

Granola bites have a slight advantage over granola bars.

First of all they are circular.  This shape is way more awesome then its rival rectangular granola bar.  Circles are just naturally more fun.  Donuts are circles, the sun is a circle.  Bills are rectangular, and tissue boxes.  Think about it.

They are sturdy.  Sometimes granola bars are crumbly and fall apart like trying to pick up a sand castle and moving it.  Granola bites hold their own, and leave no man behind.

They make good weapons.  If you throw a granola bite with ninja accuracy and skill there is a good chance you could make paper stick to the wall.

They fit perfectly into your mouth.  Of course this statement is based on the fact that all mouths are the same size and shape, which is the direction our country is headed in.

PS.  The only reason I have a blog is to make myself laugh. : )


Granola Bites

from the recipe box located in my head


1 cup puffed cereal (I used Millet, but you can use rice, kamut, or whatever puffed grain makes your heart happy)

1 cup oats
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
2 TBS coconut sugar, brown sugar, or turbinado
1 TBS Molasses
3 TBS honey
2 TBS butter or coconut oil
3 TBS peanut or almond butter
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt

Heat sugar, molasses, honey, oil, nut butter until melted and smooth.  Add vanilla and salt.  Add in the dry ingredients.  Smash down into greased muffin tins.  Press firmly so the bite sticks together.  Bake in 350 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.  Allow to cool completely then the bite should easily pop out, you might need a dull knife to help you get it out of the pan.


Make this healthy snack and Eat your heart out, 

Dagny

3 comments:

  1. Dags, this is AWESOME!

    by the way.....I totally love your posts. They make me feel like I'm right there talking with you and I love that feeling! :)

    ~ Mona

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  2. What a wonderful idea. I may have to make my next granola like this.

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