Monday, April 18, 2011

Strawberry-Almond Granola Bars

These are so good:

Seriously, these may even be better than Roller Derby Granola Bars. Of course, I do consider these to be derby food. Why, you ask? Because when I'm skating for two hours at a time an average of four or five days a week, I'm always starving. But because I don't want to overcompensate in calories consumed, I've been trying to snack healthily and often. I figure this is how high school kids must feel. It's been long enough that I don't remember what it's like to be a teenager.

The author of the original recipe (whom I adore!) insists that she's the most impatient person ever. I may disagree. I shortened her recipe a bit. Also, I needed granola bars rather than bits of granola, so I didn't toss it throughout.

I took photos of this process and the end product. Then my phone mysteriously deleted a bunch of pictures. WTF.

By all accounts, these are DELICIOUS.

I need to start buying honey in bulk.

Strawberry Almond Granola Bars
(makes 12 granola bars)

2 cups oats
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup mini almonds
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup honey
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup strawberry puree

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, microwave butter. Stir in all other ingredients.
3. Press into sprayed 9x9 pan.
4. Bake until slightly browned, about 45 minutes.

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