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Quesadillas and Some Baking

by Courtney on June 22, 2010

Granola Blondies! (see recipe below)

You guys are awesome, really.

I totally KNEW I could count on all of you to agree with me on my debate!!! :mrgreen:

Some of you even caught on to my *clue*:

“I debated on another overly delicious oatmeal bowl, but was feeling too lazy…” (Nice catch, Gabby!) ;)

Jay swears he’s still right, but I now have tons of proof that I am, in fact, the winner of this debate.  He’s now blaming it on the fact that he’s left handed…so maybe you were onto something, Nancy!?! :)

Dinner tonight was an A+ for quickness and deliciousness.

Chicken & Veggie Quesadillas

Please forgive the horrendous looking plate – I had to move the little buggers around a bit for the camera and they were bein’ a little sloppy. ;)

My quesadilla started with a LaTortilla Factory whole wheat tortilla, which I stuffed with some diced red & green peppers, red onion, tomatoes, spinach, grilled chicken, & a mexican 4-cheese blend.

I kept the cooking method simple: heat up the stovetop, toss the tortilla into a large skillet pan, cover the entire tortilla with cheese, and 1/2 with your fillings.  After about 5 minutes, fold it over, and cook until nice and toasty on both sides.

Along with our quesadillas, I cooked up some corn on the cob.  I wanted to cook it on the grill, but the weather was a little icky, and I didn’t feel like waiting.  Oh well, next time!

After dinner, I was really in the mood for some baking, so I scrounged around the kitchen to see what I had.  A friend of mine was telling me the other day about a kind of cookie bar that she had just tried with granola in it.  Well, wouldntcha know – I have had almost a full box of granola, which resulted in some delicious Granola Blondies!

Granola Blondies


1 egg

1 egg white

1-1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup canola oil

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups reduced-fat granola with raisins

1 cup dried cranberries


Combine egg, egg white, brown sugar and oil; mix well.  Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the wet ingredients just until blended.  Stir in granola & dried cranberries (batter will be thick).

Spread into a 9-in. square baking pan coated with nonstick cooking spray.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.  Cool & cut into bars.  ENJOY! :-P

Now if you’ll please excuse me, I have to go finish eating the piece I just cut for myself. ;)

Have a good night!!

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1 Nancy June 22, 2010 at 9:45 pm

That’s hilarious! For some reason I totally thought YOU were the lefty, which is why this topic came up in the first place. I also thought your hint was the bowl on top of the grocery list. But of course the real hint was definitely a catcher, I didn’t get :)


2 *Andrea* June 22, 2010 at 9:54 pm

omg those blondies look sooooooo good!


3 Veggielady4life June 22, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Those look delicious! I have been REALLY wanting blondies lately… and when I saw them on your blog I got excited! This recipe looks really tasty… I think I might have to try it… just gotta get some granola… I’m out!


4 Jen June 22, 2010 at 10:41 pm

those granola blondies look delicious! do you know how many calories are in a bar??


5 Courtney June 23, 2010 at 8:01 am

I estimated around 195 if you cut them into 16 bars. But there’s room to play with the ingredients if you want to try to make it less — you just not might end up with as good of a texture?


6 Jen June 23, 2010 at 8:55 am

ooh ok..i wonder if you could substitute the granola with oatmeal to get a more oatier bar? i might have to play around with that recipe! :-D


7 Courtney June 23, 2010 at 9:39 am

Yeah definitely! You might even be able to try some applesauce in place of the canola oil?


8 Kerry June 23, 2010 at 2:38 am

they’re a really good idea! your blondies sounds pretty simple too! x


9 Heather (Where's the Beach) June 23, 2010 at 8:52 am

I’ve never had a blondie….those look sooooo good. Love quesadillas.


10 Laura J. June 23, 2010 at 9:43 am

Wow those granola blondies look sooo good! They would be really good with white choc. chips too! (Of course not as healthy tho :) ) ha I’m definitely going to make these this week!


11 Courtney June 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Oooo, I LIKE that idea!


12 peanutbutterfingers June 23, 2010 at 10:42 am

those look AMAZING!!!


13 Jenna June 23, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Holy Cow! I am new to your blog and those look AMAZING!!! I must make them this weekend :)


14 Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes June 23, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Those quesadillas look amazing! I love how nice and browned you got them…mine never get like that! And those healthy treats look delish… xxSAS


15 Kelly June 23, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Okay those quesadillas look amazing! YUM! Okay I just went back and read the post and I found the hidden clue…duh!! haha!


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