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24 Sep 2017

Toronto

By Gracie Carroll

Healthy Homemade Granola Bars Inspired by Smitten Kitchen

By Gracie Carroll

Easy healthy homemade granola bars - smitten kitchen recipe

If you’ve ever wondered what a typical weekend is like in my life, the answer is that there is no typical weekend. In fact, sometimes weekends are so packed with work that any attempt at a day (or two) off takes place on random days throughout the week. When possible, one little Saturday routine I love to uphold (when I can) is to take a walk through my neighbourhood and scour my favourite local thrift shops for any fun new finds. Since this weekend offered the opportunity to go on my little scavenger route for the first time in a long time, I wasted no time hunting for some second hand surprises.

Since cookbooks happen to be one of the (many) things I like to collect, hitting up the book section of any thrift shop is normally where I head to first, followed by searching for vintage home wares. I don’t really know how my obsession with cookbooks started, but I am legitimately addicted to finding, buying and accumulating them. So much so that even over this weekend alone I managed to acquire at least three new ones!

While hunting through one of my favourite second hand spots, I came across the cookbook by home cook and food blogger, Deb Perelman, of Smitten Kitchen and instantly started to leaf through it. Although I admittedly was not a follower of her blog before finding her book, I was instantly intrigued by her rather gourmet family-friendly recipes, along with the raving reviews found on the book cover by Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, and the Co-Founder of Food52.com.

the smitten kitchen cookbook

I’ll admit that even though I buy a lot of great cookbooks, they don’t always make me jump out of my seat to get cooking right away. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, however, did exactly that. Within less than 24 hours of owning this book, I’ve already made four of its recipes.

What I’ve decided to share here is a recipe for easy and healthy homemade granola bars that are based on Smitten Kitchen’s Almond Date Breakfast Bars, minus the dates because Josh is NOT okay with them as an ingredient, and with the addition of a few superfood ingredients, and a bit of naughty chocolate goodness.

If you’ve been interested in trying to make some healthy and delicious granola bars at home, here’s a recipe I definitely recommend! Not only were these super quick and easy to make (also delicious, duh) but they actually held together unlike other recipes I’ve tried recently. Check out my take on these healthy breakfast bars below!

Ps. If you like this you might be into this Gluten Free Granola Recipe too!

Easy Homemade Granola Bars

Easy healthy homemade granola bars - smitten kitchen recipe

What You Need:

Dry Ingredients:

Wet Ingredients:

Easy healthy homemade granola bars - smitten kitchen recipe

What To Do:

 

Enjoy!!

xo

@GracieCarroll

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