Friday, October 7, 2011


Yes, probably a bit of a long title, but wait until you and your family have some and you will understand.  So, here is the long awaited recipe of my no-bake granola.
  • 2 cups granola 
  • 1/2 c. smooth peanut butter (I was using Omega 3's PB, however, as quickly as I make it, I found this was getting costly. ;)
  • 1/3 c. honey 
  • 1 tablespoon flax-seed 
  • The next items are optional:
  • Dried Cranberries 
  • ChocChips
  • Almonds
  • Vanilla whey
  • Your idea
Mix granola and flax seed (cranberries, chocchips, or any other yummies) together.  Put aside. In a small sauce pan, heat pb & honey just until boiling. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until well blended.  
Add granola/flax seed mixture and mix well.  (I found if you freeze the choc chips they won't melt as much after you add them to the heated pb & honey.)

Transfer to an ungreased 8in. x 8in. casserole dish.  A foil tin works pretty well too. 
Distribute evenly and press very hard, filling the corners.  Since the demand for these scrumptious bars are quite high, I throw them in the freezer immediately.  You can wrap them individually in plastic wrap for a quick snack...but again, they never stayed in the pan long enough for me to even wrap them.  I gave up.  

This granola is a family favorite quick-n-go snack.  I've also made this for many of my pre and post runs.  My college boy loves it and is always asking me to send him some.  How can I turn him down.  Please share how you have made this your own.
Hey Jake... I think he likes it!

You should always share yumminess!

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