It’s time for What I Ate Wednesday! The idea courtesy of the wonderful Jen at Peas and Crayons.
My eats have been a little random this week.
Today began my quest to make the best salty and sweet granola bars. Gillian is a huge fan of an organic/natural granola bar here by the “Granola Girl”… but umm… they’re kind of super expensive. So why can’t I make them for us myself?
… Much cheaper!
So this morning I hit the bulk barn which oddly has A LOT of organic and natural products… at much lower prices. I decided to go simple until I bang out a recipe and then start adding the “fancy stuff” from the original bars I’m trying to copy.
I started with a basic recipe… and a piece of paper to actually write down what and how much I put in them.
… yes, I’m as shocked as you are.
I made a very small batch so I don’t waste if well… they were a giant disaster.
I baked them at 350… but less time than the original recipe called for.
Unfortunately they were still a bit dry and crumbly… but over all I give them a two thumbs up for a decent start!
… and now… back to the drawing board. I’m thinking more honey, less baking.
We shall see!
Have you ever made homemade granola bars?