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Why yes, I am a Granola Mama

This chewy granola recipe is so yummy!  And my family loves it.  And it is healthy!  The recipe makes about 30 granola bites and I bag them up in snack bags so we can grab them on the go.  Fill them with whatever goodness you want.  Here is how I make these tasty morsels:

 Chop 1/4 cup oats, 2tbsp flax, and 2 tbsp nuts of your choice in chopper or food processor.  Set aside

In a large bowl, mix 1 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats, 2/3 cup dried fruit, 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds or nuts, 2 tbsp raw sunflower seeds, 2tbsp coconut flakes, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 cup nutbutter of your choice, 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.  Using moist fingers, press into 1″ balls.  Roll in the nut-oat crumbs and refrigerate overnight.

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Yum.  Did I mention they were healthy?

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  1. I literally made a similar batch last nigth and am snacking on them at my desk as I read this post! I love these – and am obsessed with granola too. These are so much better than a pre-packaged energy bar.

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  2. inexplicableways

    Ick, yeah, I can’t handle the texture of an energy bar.

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  3. I tagged you to share your 6-word philosophy of life! (See my blog for details.) Can’t wait to see what it is!

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  4. Looks yummy! I am officially on my health/lose weight kick. I think my boys would love these. I will have to try this out soon, Any other great recipes? I am going to try Kale crispies. You can get that recipe on http://www.memoryhunting.blogspot.com . Sounds good! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. inexplicableways

    Ooo yes, I did the Kale chips a few weeks ago. It worked with my tot. I prefer my Kale raw but if it leads to Norah eating dark greens, I don’t mind baking up a batch!

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  6. Sounds delicious. Guess I am going to have to make ’em! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Missed you at babywearing! I have the Not For Kids Only album too, but I didn’t listen to it while I was pregnant. I need to find it for Suzi–I bet she’d like it. Does Norah like that kind of music?

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  8. inexplicableways

    Norah likes Michael Franti. She’d listen to him all day long. We saw him at the Lake Eden Arts Festival last fall and she’s been grooving to him ever since. She also lately loves Elizabeth Mitchell and Lisa Loeb. More to come…next post…on those lovely ladies!

    I missed you at babywearing, too! I’ll be there next month!

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  9. Julie – I found you through Rhonda Jane’s blog – I go way back with her at college – but anyway, I tried making these yummy granola bites and my hubby and I LOVE them! Thanks for your great and insightful blog!!!!

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  10. inexplicableways

    Hi Sarah–I’m glad you liked them! Thanks for stopping by!

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