National Granola Bar Day

Today was an extremely exciting day for me and my blog! A couple of days ago I joined the website Fiverr. It’s a great place to find people to help you with all kinds of freelance services like logos, SEO, resumes, animation, and tons of other stuff you may need. You can commission something for as little as $5 (hence the website name).

I’ve wanted a logo for months and I’m barely artistic enough to free-hand draw it. I don’t even know where to begin to get it on my computer and to fit my website. So when I read about Fiverr, I was elated! Within minutes, I posted a job and had 31 offers to do it for the budget that I picked. After choosing one of the offers and three days’ time, I have multiple kinds of logos to use on my blog and business cards (if I ever get around to making some).

National Granola Bar Day

I know you’ve heard about meal-prepping for the week on Sunday. I live with four other girls, so unfortunately, I don’t exactly have the fridge space for it. But today is national granola bar day and I don’t need fridge space to store those homemade snacks! Just in time for the school week too; it’s pretty sad when you’re stuck in classes from 9am to 4pm and all you have for lunch is an apple because you don’t have time to go buy something else. And trust me, I get tired and more than a little mean when I’m hungry.

The great thing about the recipe I used from Pinterest is that it’s a basic one that can be changed however you want. I used what I happened to have on hand (peanut butter, chia seeds, strawberry preserves, quick oats, maple syrup and chocolate chips). They turned out great, although I put them in a pan that was a little small so they were kind of thick for granola bars. But that doesn’t stop them from being a great homemade snack!

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Homemade Granola Bar

Course Breakfast, Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 cups rolled/quick-cook oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 4-6 tbsp additions (chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit)
  • 2/3 cup nut butter (peanut, almond, sunflower seed)
  • 1/2 cup raw honey/maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp milk (dairy/non-dairy)
  • 1 1/2 cups fruit puree (applesauce, jam, mashed banana)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Combine the wet to dry.

  3. Line a pan with parchment paper and spread the mixture flat. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

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  4. Let cool before cutting. Lift the parchment paper and use a pizza cutter to cut bars.

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  5. Enjoy!

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