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!!!
10 thoughts on “No SB for Me”
My mom makes great bagels sometimes, they come out too lumpy when she doesn’t knead them enough. 😆 I still eat them though.
Your granola bars look yummy! I need to make some of my own ASAP.
Ooh, which season of Mad Men are you on? The most recent season finale was my fave episode EVER.
Oooookkk, these bars look fab! I will be making these – thank you!
I love your blog!
woa- you really were on a roll with baking today! I only watched part of the superbowl. I’ve made pumpkin bagels before and they turned out delicioussss. The recipe was from here: http://havecakewilltravel.com/2007/09/13/pumpkin-bagels/
Ah I can’t wait to make granola bars again!! Yours look wonderful and the addition of whole almonds seems fabulous.
I’ve never made bagels before because they always seem so different to make! 😉 Definitely need to give them a try…
Yum! Love baking with applesauce. Target,library, and the gym–that is like my perfect day! 🙂
Oh–and no super bowl for me..I baked 🙂
Nice Blog!! I LOVE how you spent your SuperBowl Sunday – sounds so blissful…I always have intentions to do stuff like that , but feel like I should be “working” or “cleaning” or something….yeah – part of my ‘issues’ that I blog about on my journey in life I guess ;)…YUM to those bagels – ambitious to bake them girl!
So much goodness here!!! I have always wanted to make my own bagels! I rarely buy them but I would make them!! the granola bars look so amazing too 🙂
I’ve got to try to make my own bagels! That would be so fun.
We went bowling instead of watching the super bowl 😉 Hee hee.
The granola bars look so good! I should try your version 🙂