Welcome & a Recipe

Well, the day is finally here...

Welcome to my NEW blog home. Feel free to look around. I think this place is gonna be easier to navigate much better than before.

So I couldn't resist posting a recipe to kick off the new blog.

Here is a great granola bar recipe for school lunches.

WB Homemade Granola Bars
(adapted from Joyful Abode)

2 cups old fashioned oats

3/4 cup wheat germ

3/4 cup raw sunflower seeds

1 cup slivered almonds

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup agave nectar

4 T. coconut oil

2 t. vanilla extract

1/2 t. sea salt

1 c. cranberries

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix oats, wheat germ and nuts together. Spread onto baking sheets and toast for approximately 10 minutes; stir occasionally so it doesn't burn.

Line a 9x13 baking dish with wax paper and lightly spray with non-stick spray.

In a medium saucepan, add brown sugar, agave nectar, coconut oil, vanilla and salt. Stir and bring to a simmer.

When the oat mixture is done, add to mixing bowl and pour sweetened liquid over top and mix well. When oat mixture is coated well, add cranberries.

Add granola to prepared baking dish. Spread out the mixture with greased hands. With another sheet of wax paper, firmly press all of the oat mixture until it is tightly compacted and pushed into the corner and edges.

Let cool for 1-2 hours.

Carefully turn whole mixture onto cutting board and cut into desired bars. Individually wrap with plastic wrap for quick and easy snacks or for school lunches.

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