so granola


So, I’m never buying granola bars again.

Why, when they’re so easy to make.

The last ones’ were amazing and lasted all of about three days, but while Husband liked them, he prefers more of a crunch.

And voila!

What an accommodating wife I am.


Cranberry Almond Granola Bars

1 c rolled oats
1 c 8-grain cereal
1/2 c oat bran
1 1/2 c slivered almonds
1/2 c coconut
2/3 c honey
3 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 c dried cranberries
1/4 c hemp seeds

*  Preheat oven to 350*F.
*  Place oats, cereal, oat bran, almonds and coconut on a cookie sheet.  Roast 15 minutes, stirring very often.  When finished, reduce oven temp to 300*F.
*  Combine honey, coconut oil, vanilla and salt in a large saucepan.
*  On medium heat, stir until honey is very runny.
*  Add oat mixture, cranberries and hemp seeds to honey mixture and stir well to combine.
*  Transfer to a lightly oiled 9″x13″ baking dish, pressing it down firm and even.
*  Bake 20 minutes.
*  Cut while hot, but don’t try to remove from dish until cool. 


Recipe Notes:

I popped these into the oven, then ran out to do some errands, leaving Husband with instructions.  When I returned, he looked at me sadly saying, “I’m sorry.  They didn’t turn out.  I had to throw them away.”

What he really meant was, “They were amazing.  I ate all of them.  Can you please make more?”


About Angela

My name is Angela. I am a 28 year old psych and criminology graduate, but I'd rather not diagnose you. I am a cuddle-slut. I can recite the entire script of The Princess Bride, (including accents) and believe that the meaning of life is contained within. Polyanna, commercials, and Oprah 'reunion shows' make me cry. I can whistle and hum at the same time, but I cannot touch my toes. I am an expert in both listening and talking. I look good in orange. I am a writer. I kick ass in Gin, Hearts, and Cribbage but I don't understand Canasta or Bridge. I can be heard singing Broadway numbers from my shower, and have dressed up as a viking princess, (complete with aluminum foil breast plate) The Phantom of the Opera, and a Ghostbuster for Hallowe'en. I have a bird named Bean. I have a brother named Adam. They are not related. I like vanilla body lotion, peanut butter, saunas, Jim Carrey, broccoli, pets,, Muppets, Kevin Smith, Corelle dishes, dry erase white-boards, Barenaked Ladies, Philosophy, the letter J, Harry Potter, picture frames, swimming, quilting, Michael Moore, genealogy, Raggedy Anne, tacky 50's tchotchke, 'Idiot's Complete Guide To' books, tweezers, feather pillows, polar dips, aquariums, Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Pepper. I don't like meat, gossips, cooked carrots, American Idol, mosquitoes, sweating, politics, public washrooms, tardiness, tuition, hunting, pat answers, pick up lines, brown bananas, cliches, pine scented air freshener, Kevin Costner, bacon, candied apples, pro-wrestling, humidity, and hypocrisy. Books I've read recently The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Dark Tower, When Nietzsche Wept, What's So Amazing About Grace?, Catcher in the Rye, Not Wanted On the Voyage, The Red Tent, The Little Prince, The Way the Crow Flies, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Poisonwood Bible, The Fall, The Knot of Vipers, Calculating God, The Chrysalids, Sick Puppy, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Franny and Zooey, The Brothers Karamazov, and jPod. I am slightly neurotic. No I'm not. Yes I am.

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