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!!!
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!
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! 😛
Now if you’ll please excuse me, I have to go finish eating the piece I just cut for myself. 😉
Have a good night!!