Maple Almond Granola Plank Oatmeal
I received a sample of Honest Foods’ new Granola Planks in the mail and couldn’t wait to try one out on oatmeal. The planks are like giant chewy granola bars that you can easily crumble into yogurt, oatmeal, just milk, etc. or just eat out of hand. They’re about the size of two stacked checkbooks:
The nutritional profile is great – all natural with a recognizable list of ingredients. Here’s a link to the website for more info: Honest Foods Granola Planks. You do want to be aware of portion size, as the whole bar is 500 calories. It would be great for anyone who needs an quick + easy energy dense snack (Em, for your pre-skate snacks!?). Otherwise, I probably would stick to half or quarter portions for snacking.
I tried the Maple-Almond flavor this morning (1/4 of the bar, crumbled). I liked how deep and toasty it was and the maple flavor was very pronounced and sweet. I asked the husband what he thought: “Nice crumbility for putting in the oatmeal… just dry enough that you could crack it into pieces, but still had some moistness to hold together in chunks.” I like the word crumbility!
Sadly, most of our farmer’s market peaches went from unripe straight to rotten!! We salvaged two for oatmeal this morning. I NEED BANANAS!!!
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup hemp milk
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 peach (stirred in at end)
- Vanilla extract
- 1/4 a granola plank, crumbled
- Spoonful AB
The top half was great, but the bottom half was watery and missing a nice banana emulsifier.
I’ve been productive this morning:
- Walked the husband to the lightrail
- Did dishes
- Changed all bedding
- Working on 3 loads of laundry
- Spot-cleaned the floors
- Marinated lunch
- MADE DINNER!!
Now I’ve got the rest of the day to study, workout, lunch and study all afternoon for our chem lab test this evening. Tests 2 days in a row!?!?