I love Friday posts because I feel we are all on the same happy vibe!
Today is a smidge cooler than it has been for the last few days and they are actually talking a bit of rain for tomorrow! The rain is good and bad. I flat out hate the rain, but I know that we need it to clear the lingering smoke that is filling our city from the forest fires up in the interior. So for that reason I will allow the rain to come. But only for a couple hours!
UGH. I am officially flat out of buckwheat flour which has been a major staple in my baking lately. Without healthier treats around the house Ryan would have “nothing” (so he says) to take with him if he has to run to a meeting or needs a break from the computer.
He likes quick and easy snacking
I looked through the cupboard to see what I could make and luckily I had some oats! So Oaty Bars it was
I just throw a bunch of my fave ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
The bars yesterday were made up of:
2 cups oats
1 mashed banana
1/4 – 1/2 cup agave (depending on how dry the mixture is)
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 – 1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
Mix well by hand and lay flat on a parchment lined cookie sheet. I make my bars about 1/2 inch thick.
I cut into bars of all different sizes before I pop them in the oven
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Sometimes I leave them a tad longer to get them a bit crispier
These suckers go pretty quickly!
I usually make myself some a raw version which is very similar to this recipe, I just put them in the freezer instead of the oven and add some vega to the mix….mmmmmm
Sigh….I love treats
Today I have a coffee date with Kate! I am so excited to relax and chat over a decaf americano
My fingers are crossed that Ryan and I can go to a movie tonight or rent a movie so I have an excuse to make some cheesy popcorn!
I am stopping at Whole Foods after my coffee date to pick up some more nutritional yeast. I need to figure out a way to incorporate this B12 booster into my bod! Any recipes or suggestions for eating the NY?
Do you prefer your granola bars baked or raw? What sweetener will you use in your granola bars? How do you incorporate nutritional yeast into your diet?
To Your Glam Life,