Here are 2 of our favorite things to keep on-hand in the Wilkinson household!

Granola & Granola bars! I first need to give credit to my sister-in-law Kim for the delicious granola bar recipe & I got the granola recipe from my cousin Laura.

Both recipes are easy to make & I usually just whip them up at the same time since a lot of the ingredients are the same. 🙂

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I had some CUTE company!!!

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Here’s what’s up for the granola bars:

  • 2 c. oat
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. wheat germ
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. oil
  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 c. raisins

Lay wax paper in a 9×13 & spray it with oil. Mix dry ingredients and then add the wet ingredients. Press the mixture into the 9×13. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes. Cut it into squares and wrap individually. These are great for lunches, snacks or just something to grab for on the go! Sometimes instead of raisins I splurge & put craisins in with some white chocolate chips…so yummy!IMG_0991

While those are in the oven go ahead and whip up some of this delicious granola!!

Throw 4 cups of rolled oats into a bowl with whatever else you want to add! I usually put in dried cranberries & almond slivers. IMG_0992

In a saucepan combine 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup oil, 1/4 cup honey, 1 tsp cinnamon &. bring to a boil. Remove the mixture from the heat & add 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla. Spread the mixture over the oats & spread in a shallow pan. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.IMG_0993

 

 

 

Allow the granola to cool in the pan until it is hard & ready to break up.

Enjoy it as cereal, in yogurt, or just to eat as-is!

 

 

 

 

Oh & I got my own treadmill this past weekend!! I am stoked to have one here at the house & have already put it to good use! I now can still enjoy doing just some straight-up running, but also include some running in my crossfit style workouts. For example, Monday I did 4 rounds of 10 burpees, 20 kettlebell swings, run 400 meters. It was a fast workout, but definitely high intensity!  I am extremely grateful for this treadmill & very satisfied with how it operates!

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