- Before I got sick I was a peanut butter addict. It was not uncommon for me to have a bowl of peanut butter mixed with a huge scoop of jelly for lunch. Unhealthy? Yes. Delicious? Yes. Regrets? None.
- I love to bake. I really would love to open a low-fat, clean eating bakery.
- Kaylee won't eat anything before practice in the morning except for granola bars.
Remember on Thursday I told you abot how I was in love with Jif Whips? Well, I found the perfect way to use them. In granola bars! These granola bars are so simple. They take 10 minutes to whip up and 30 minutes in the oven. I love them because they are chocolatey without having any actually chocolate. The sugars a little high but, I think most of that is the natural sugar from the honey. I recalculated the recipe using sugar free syrup instead of honey and blueberry syrup and it brought the sugar down to 7.6 and the carbs to 30.5.
These are a good breakfast, or a cheat treat. Best of all you know everything that's in them.
Chocolate Granola Bars
2.5 cups oatmeal
1 cup raisins
1 cup Jif Whipped Chocolate Peanut Butter
.25 cup honey
.33 cup lite blueberry syrup (or more honey)
- Preheat oven to 350
- In a large bowl combine oatmeal and raisins
- In a separate bowl combine peanut butter, honey and syrup
- Pour peanut butter mixture into oatmeal mixture and throughly combine
- Line a 8x8 or 9x9 pan with foil or parchement and spread oatmeal mix making sure it's even and flat
- Bake for 25-35 minutes
- Cool for 20 minutes then put it in the fridge to finish cooling