Well, it’s been awhile again! I don’t have much of an excuse for not posting more often, other than school started up again, my dog begs for food every time I take pictures of it, I haven’t been baking quite as much due to the hot weather, and oh yeah, I’m just lazy sometimes. I have a treat to make up for it though!I’ve made these healthy treats so many times over the years. I store them in my freezer and grab one (or two) whenever I’m suddenly starving but dinner is 2 hours away. You know those peanut butter balls called Buckeyes that are made with tons of butter and powdered sugar? These taste even better than those and are so much healthier!
This is the third time I’m updating this recipe with better photos and more clear instructions (because, wow, it was hard to follow before!). Mostly I was just excited to take my first food photos in our new place, which has tons of natural light. Eventually I want to update ALL of my posts with better photos, but I had to do this one because it’s so tasty. I doubled the zucchini and they turned out great! I recommend spraying your muffin tin or liners with some cooking spray, because these muffins like to stick. Don’t let that stop you though, because they’re healthy enough for breakfast but taste like dessert!
On Sunday evening, when Michael turned on the NBA Playoffs, I went to the kitchen and mixed these up. They looked like an easy weekday breakfast, and let’s face it, I skip breakfast all the time. Or I eat a granola bar during my morning work break and call that a meal. It’s not a meal, though. These are, though! Continue reading
One of the best discoveries of my life was coconut butter. I read that you could make your own, but my food processor was too wimpy for that. Instead I bought a jar for the wince-inducing price of $13.99 at Whole Foods. My usual recipe starring this magical gooey coconut stuff is a coconut granola that’s a family favorite (coming soon, I promise!), but when Michael asked for chocolate chip cookies, I dreamed up this idea and then found a recipe that looked promising.
Are you sick of granola bar recipes that result in crumbly, dry bars or mushy oat piles? Then you NEED this recipe! It makes perfectly textured bars. The best thing about the recipe is how versatile it is. The bars can be made with any kind of nuts, seeds, cereal, and dried fruit combination you can dream up!