I was up earlier than normal today because Matt set the alarm to be at the bakery by 7. I couldn’t go back to sleep.
But that was a blessing in disguise because it allowed to me watch Gossip Girl before the workday begins! Gosh I love that show.
Breakfast was a yogurt bowl. Our milk turned on us! This is the second time I’ve gotten this particular brand of grass-fed organic milk and the second time it’s gone bad on us. I love supporting the farm, but I can’t keep dumping the milk down. We don’t drink a half gallon fast enough and it doesn’t come in smaller containers.
So yogurt it was.
Topped with wheatberries (lots!), brown rice puffs (which I am really enjoying much more than I thought I would!), half a banana, 1 tsp jam, chai seeds and crumbles of Flying Squirrel PB – Cinnamon (which is dry enough to crumble and worked really well in this bowl!)
After breakfast, I decided before I eat all of the brown rice puffs I better make some of AnneP’s 5 Minute No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars! I bought the rice puffs and brown rice syrup for the first time just to make the bars – oh, maybe 6 months ago!? Just now making them! I haven’t had a need for on-the-go snacks until now, when life is getting busier.
The brown rice syrup was incredible! Like caramel. Yum. Sugar is sugar, but for baking this was great.
I followed Anne’s recipe with a few slight changes – subs some buckwheat groats for peptias and using Sunflower Butter instead of PB. Mmmmmm!! Her wet to dry ratio was perfection!!!
But instead of bars, BALLS were calling my name!! I couldn’t resist. The recipe made about 21 balls, and I put them in the freezer. Frozen oat puff balls just sounded good today! NOTE: wet your hands after each 4-5 balls to keep them from sticking!
FANNEtastic Oat Puff Balls
Based on the FANNEtastic 5 Minute No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars. Anne says to keep them in the fridge (to hold the binder together) and individually wrap bars (or balls) for easy grab-n-go. I froze mine for a cool snack or dessert. They taste like an amazing version of Rice Krispie Treats!
Makes 21 balls
Time: 5 minutes!
- 1.75 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup brown rice puff cereal
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup buckwheat groats (or any other seeds/nuts)
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup coconut
- 2 tbsp ground flax
- 1/2 cup brown rice syrup
- 1/3 cup sunflower butter (or any drippy PB – don’t use a very dry, clumpy one)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Mix dry.
- Mix wet.
- Microwave wet for 26 seconds.
- Stir wet into dry.
- Wet hands and roll into balls.
- Lick bowl!
KERF is on Foodista today! Yeah drankin’!
And as promised, here’s the new coffee table!
Since our furniture is pretty traditional, I’ve always wanted a modern coffee table in the room. I also prefer round tables so you don’t have to scoot around them or poke your knees (or shins if you’re tall!) on the edges.
When we moved from Charlotte, we sold our old Target table and bought two $5 stools from IKEA that I loved for their modern, simple look. They float around the room for feet or coffee.
But they did not look very grown up!
I’ve been looking for a small round modern table for a while, and I found this nice outdoor table for only $30 at IKEA last night.
I love the material (since it’s made for outdoors) because it’s so modern, and it was the perfect smallish size for our space. PLUS – I think the white really brightens up all of our black.
Really happy with it! Especially the price!!
Hopefully there will be no emergency car trips today. Just a run and a lot of bakery planning – ordering lots of items for resale and emailing applicants about phone interviews!
Have a great one!