When I went away to college, everyone said I would start drinking coffee.
Then I graduated and
was thrown to the wolves started working full-time, and everyone swore I would start drinking coffee.
Then I had my first baby, lost the luxury of sleeping, and everyone was convinced I would start drinking coffee.
Ya. Um. Didn’t happen.
I’ve decided I’m naturally caffeinated ;-)
But you all know I do love coffee flavored food.
While these granola bars might not exactly wake you up in the morning like a black cup of joe, they do provide an easy breakfast alternative or afternoon snack. And maybe if you ate 3 of them, it would feel like drinking coffee…not that I would know anything about eating 3 of them *cough*
Breakfast Buzz Bars
Prep time: 15 minutes
• 3/4 cup plain granola
• 3 1/4 cups Raisin Bran Crunch cereal
• 1/2 cup roasted cashews, chopped small
• 3/4 cup honey
• 1/2 cup cashew butter
• 2 tablespoons fine coffee grounds
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Coat a 9×13 pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the granola, cereal, and chopped cashews.
In a medium pot, heat honey until boiling; turn down heat and lightly simmer for 3 minutes. Stir in the cashew butter, coffee grounds, and cinnamon until combined. Add in the granola mixture until combined.
Spread mixture into the 9×13 pan. Let cool slightly, then lay a piece of plastic wrap onto the surface; press down firmly.
Let cool. Cut into bars.
(adapted from Raley’s magazine)