5 Ingredient Granola Bars


5 Ingredient Granola Bars

Yields: 12 BARS
Prep time: 5 MINUTES
Total time: 50 MINUTES


2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup almond butter
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup honey
Optional: salt and cinnamon, to taste


1. Combine the oats, almond butter, almonds, chocolate chips and honey in a medium size bowl. Stir until well combined. Add more honey if needed and salt and cinnamon, to taste.

2. Line a 8×8 pan with parchment paper, allowing the paper to fall over the edges. Press the oat mixture into the pan.

3. Place in the freezer for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until firm. Remove paper from pan and then cut the large square in half. Then cut each half into 6 rectangles.

4. Wrap bars individually with parchment paper or plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator or freezer.

You can substitute the chocolate chips for dried cranberries. Or you can also use peanut butter and different nuts such as peanut or cashews.

Additional mix-ins: 1/8 cup flax seed meal, 1/8 cup chia seeds, 1/8 cup sunflower seeds.

Note: Add a Tablespoon more honey for each addition.

Let me know how you like them!

These are perfect for those busy days, when you are hankering to eat something quick, yet healthy for you. My daughter loves these for her school snack!


Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Guinness Brownies Recipe

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I have been scouring the web for good brownie recipes using guinness beer. The recipe below is from Sprinkle Bakes.

Guinness Brownies

Guinness Brownies
Guinness Brownies from Sprinkle Bakes.

Five Ingredient Guinness Brownies
Yields one 8-inch pan of brownies, 12 to 15 servings

Notes: If you don’t have self-rising flour on hand, add 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the flour before mixing it into the batter.
Since these brownies are almost pudding-like in the center, they need to cool completely in the pan before slicing.

7 egg yolks, at room temperature
2 cups (400g) granulated sugar
3/4 cup (177ml) Guinness Extra Stout
1 cup (125g) self-rising flour
2/3 cup (85g) unsweetened  cocoa powder

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Spray an 8-inch square pan with flour-based baking spray, or line it with parchment paper that overhangs two edges of the pan.

In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar. Add the Guinness Extra Stout and whisk until combined. Whisk in the flour and cocoa and mix until well combined.

Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. The brownies are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached.

Let the brownies cool completely in the pan. Serve the brownies from the pan or lift them out with the overhanging parchment and slice them into squares.

We love these warmed in the microwave (about 20 seconds at 100% power) with scoops of vanilla ice cream on top.

Original recipe found here: http://www.sprinklebakes.com/2016/03/five-ingredient-guinness-brownies.html

Hope you enjoy.

Comment below if you decide to make this recipe!