granola bars and converge

16 Sep

granola bars are freaking expensive!

and i like to eat them so much, but it is like $3

for a decent sized bar that doesn’t contain

scary partially hydrogenated blahblah and

high fructose blahblah.

so i made my own! they turned out pretty good!

they crumbled a bit, but i kept the crumbly

stuff and it’s loose granola!

here’s the recipe!

chocolate chip craisin granola bars

recipe adapted from Radishes and Rhubarb

2 cups oatmeal

2/3 cup almond

1 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup wheat germ

1/2 cup and 2 tblsp real maple syrup and

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cup tasty morsels

(i used 1/2 cup craisins and 1 cup chocolate chips!)

preheat oven to 350˚

-mix up the oatmeal, almond, and coconut real nice and spread it on a cookies sheet and bake for about 10-15 minutes.

stir the mix occasionally. the goal is for the mixture to brown slightly.

-take your mixture out and throw it into a bowl and add the wheat germ and mix.

change your oven’s tempurature to 300˚

-before the mixture cools, add the 1/2 c. maple syrup and vanilla and mix well.

(this is where the 2 tblsp comes in, i thought it wasn’t sticking together very well,

so i added a bit more, this is up to you i suppose!)

throw in your tasty morsels but be quick about mixing because the chocolate chips will start to melt.

-take your mixture and pour it onto your baking sheet. pat it down tightly and square up the edges

so it stays together.

bake for 30 minutes!

-let the bars cool for an afternoon or at least a couple of hours

before you cut them up so they stay together better.

granola bars!!

converge poster by aaron horkey

and, on a second note, i have been going through a converge revival.

that band is so freaking good, i can’t even take it!

i was revived a little bit by listening to ‘cruel bloom’ off

of their latest album, ‘axe to fall’.

also, we went to see the amazing aaron horkey

exhibit in windom, south dakota last sunday. his screen printing is

just incredible. and he likes converge too!

here are the lyrics from the song ‘last light’ off of their album ‘you fail me’:


-sarah z

i need you to be the strength of widows and soul survivors
i need you to be as fearless as new mothers and new fathers
i need you to be the hope of hearts who lost true love
i need you to be the might of their first kiss
i need a purpose and i need a reason
i need to know that there is trophy and meaning
to all that we lose and all we fight for
to all our loves and our wars
keep breathing
keep living
keep searching
keep pushing on
keep bleeding
keep healing
keep fading
keep shining on
this is for the hearts still beating


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