Saturday, September 15, 2007

soggy around the edges

It's that kind of a day. It's raining torrentially (so I guess it's more than soggy around the edges) and Phillip and I are hanging out at home, enjoying each other's company.
I made some granola bars this morning, from a recipe adapted from this one. They're great for healthy snacks to take along on a walk or to work, and you can add your favourite dried fruit (or chocolate chips) for whatever variations you want to try out! Raisins and chocolate chips is an excellent combination. Here's the recipe, with my modifications:

Granola bars

Mix together in large mixing bowl:
2 cups rolled oats
3/4 c packed brown sugar (they still taste fine with a little bit less)
1/2 c wheat germ
1 c whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt

Mix together, then add to dry ingredients:
1/2 c butter, melted
1/2 c honey
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla

Add dried cranberries and almonds, stir to combine and press into greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes, until golden. Remove from oven, let sit 10 minutes, and cut into bars. Remove bars from pan after they've cooled.

Phillip is quite the little bookworm! He loves being read to and looks at the pages until you turn them. And as you can see, he's sitting up beautifully, with a little bit of help. And yes, his tongue is out again! I think it's default is 'out'. Maybe some teeth will help to hold it in! Happy weekend!


Jessicah said...

Yum this looks like a keeper recipe! Will have to make some for uni.

HighlandGhillie said...

looks like a good recipe....and certainly a better photo than the one where the original recipe is.

Anonymous said...

Hey Sherri, I cannot wait to make these! Riley loves granola bars and this seems alot better then the ones on the market!
I made your lemon bar recipe today, they are in the oven now, you forgot to write where you add the 1/4 tsp of baking powder, i hope it is in the crust because thats where I put it heheh let me know! my email is or you can send me a quick note on facebook :) TTFN!
PS Phillip is such a cutie!!

Anonymous said...

PSS That last post was from me, Kristy Muise-Trefry :)