No SB for Me

While the majority of Americans watched the Super Bowl, ate wings and drank beer today, I did pretty much the opposite.  I spent the day baking and reading. I think I prefer college football…  Did you watch the Super Bowl?

You’re probably tired of seeing these, but here is my latest granola bar creation!  I can’t thank Kim enough for this recipe and Karin for introducing it to me!  So my latest version:

Tropical Granola Bars

2 cups of oats
20g chia seeds
1/3 cup mixed dried fruit (mango, papaya, cranberries and raisins)
6 tbsp wheat germ
1/4 cup agave
1 oz of whole almonds
2 containers of Mott’s Blueberry Delight Applesauce

All baked for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees!  Delish!  Now they’re all wrapped up and ready for my  enjoyment(and that of others)!

The blueberry applesauce gave it a great new flavor!  I really liked it!  I had a blueberry applesauce on its own too!  Pretty tasty!  They also have peach and strawberry flavors I want to try!  But enough about that…

Baking Adventure #2 of the day was Bagels.  I’ve made bagels a few times (as seen on my former personal blog), but I found whole wheat bread flour at the local grocery co-op so I decided to give them a try again.

I followed this recipe.  But used the whole wheat bread flour instead of regular bread flour and agave nectar instead of sugar.  I halved the recipe and got 8 bagels.  As I mentioned, I’ve made bagels before and today I had the same issue as the very first time I made them!  That time I didn’t knead the dough long enough, this time I think it was the whole wheat flour.  Even if it’s bread flour, it just never seems to work well in bagels.  I should have used half whole wheat bread flour and half regular bread flour.

They turned out a little too flat, but tasted good! Have you successfully made whole wheat bagels?  Or any kind for that matter? Any Tips?

For dinner, I had the remainder of my egg wash (1 egg + a bit of water) with two more egg whites added on a corn tortilla with tapatio! (and 2 bagels… oops!)

Someone asked me what Tapatio is:

Delicious!  But not as good as Cholula but I can’t seem to find that here!

I’m still trying to decide if I want to bake something for my class tomorrow, but I’m still not sure!  I’ll let you know if I do.  Don’t worry I haven’t been baking and eating all day!  I did manage to go to Target, the public library and to the gym for a sweaty 5 miles!

That being said… I should probably go watch Mad Men since I’ve had the last available disc for about a week 😦

Have a great night!!!