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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Banana Issues and Ugly Food

I have a banana issue.

No matter how much I try , I always buy the biggest bunch of bananas. There are only two of us and they never get eaten . I already have an arsenol of frozen bananas for baking ( and oatmeal :) so that's not an option .

I saw a lot of homemade granola bar recipes hanging around so I thought I'd try to make one similar to the beloved 4 dollar Pro Bar.

The recipe I used was from Smitten Kitchen I believe but I altered it so much it's unrecognizable.

1 cup of Bobs Organic Oats
1/2 cup of Bobs Museli
1/2 cup of the PC Blue Menu Granola w/ fruit and nuts
2 bananas smashed
1/2 cup of peanut butter
1/4 cup of PC Celeb calorie reduced
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tbsp of vanilla
1/4 cup of maple syrup ( thank god for my step-mother's mom . I use this stuff alot instead of sugar)
1/4 cup of organic brown sugar

Mixed it all together and baked for about 30 minutes or until the edges were brown .

And here they are .
They are good and filling which is what I wanted. I wanted my version of a homemade Clif Bar or Pro Bar. They were not as banana-y as the pro bar and nowhere near as sweet as any bar I've ever bought but they were yummy .
I will defintely tweak this recipe and make again !

All wrapped up . I am so good at cutting evenly.
After a less than stellar morning at school I came home and pretty much devoured this bowl.

The usual Bobs with some organic peanut butter, half of a ripe banana and the rest of my Kashi sample

As for tonight, well I know neither of these look very appetizing right now but I promise it is going to make the yummiest chicken pot pie ever!!!

What's your ugliest fav food ?



  1. those bars sound great! and I can never cut things evenly either ;)

  2. It all looks great to me! Did you add protein powder to your bar mixture? I could have reached into my computer and grabbed them, they looked so yummy!

  3. Sauerkraut and sausage. There is just no way to make that look nice but it tastes damn fine! :D


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