I am an expert at assembling things, combining flavors, and dreaming up new recipes, but I am no cook!!
I decided to make a few things in preparation for our trip to Montana next week – Crunchy Buckwheat Granola and some granola bars. My granola bars today were a bit of a literal flop.
The granola turned out great – because this recipe just awesome!
The granola bars – not so much! I used Kelsey’s Granola Bars as inspiration, but we had no egg, so I attempted a flax egg.
I learned that flax eggs might be good for some things, but stickage is not one of them. My bars are pretty crumbly! But they do taste delicious.
Don’t Make These Floppy Granola Bars
- 2 cups oats
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts
- 1/4 cup ground flax
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
Mixed in bowl. Spread into parchment 9×9 pan. Baked at 375* for 30 minutes.
Lunch was served in a rush between flying oats and a shower
I’ve been dreaming about smoked salmon with cream cheese on a bagel for weeks now – so glad to fulfill that craving! And who says you can’t mix savory salmon and capers with cinnamon raisin english muffins!?
I almost always eat sandwiches like this open-faced because I think you get to enjoy it longer, but toady it was all about eating it bagel-sandwich style.
On the side: a cheerful spinach salad with cuc, carrot, honey, olive oil, salt and figs!
Dog gone good.
After lunch I raced out to meet Andrea for a walk!! We strolled for a super fast 45 minutes while talking about all kinds of fun things. Walks are the best!!
After I wrap up blogging, I’m heading out to meet Faith and attend a free hatha yoga class this evening.
Montana in T-2 days – things are getting hectic!