Sunday, September 18, 2011

Race/Game Day Fuel

Our Saturday started out with another 5K for my son.  He did a great job and shaved even more seconds off of his time from last weekend's race.  He finished in 20:34!

My daughter also had a soccer game yesterday.   She scored 4 (yes 4) goals in her game!

We were ever supportive fans of course.

To keep our energy up for the race and the game, I made a batch of homemade granola bars.  I found this recipe on "For the Love of Cooking" blog and I adapted it to use the ingredients that I had on hand.

I don't know who came up with the idea of putting pistachios in a granola bar but I must say - genius.

Sweet and Salty Granola Bars
1 cup oats
1/2 cup pistachios
2 Tablespoons sunflower seeds
2 Tablespoons pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup dried craisins
2 Tablespoons butter
1/3 cup honey
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Place oats on a baking sheet and bake 6-7 minutes or until golden brown.  Pour oats into a bowl and add pistachios, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and craisins.   Place butter, honey and brown sugar in saucepan.  Bring to a boil and boil 30 seconds.  Stir in vanilla.  Pour over nut mixture.  Stir to coat.  Pour mixture into a greased 8” square baking pan.  Press into pan evenly.  Bake 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool completely.  Cut into squares or bars. 

Bon Appetit!

1 comment:

  1. I accidentally left out the oven temperature for these yummy granola bars. Toast the oats for 6 minutes at 350 and bake the granola bars for 20 minutes at 350.