peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars!

Last week at my 25 week check up, my OB tested me for gestational diabetes. The test consisted of me drinking a SUPER sugary drink (I picked orange at the suggestion of a woman in the waiting room) and then having my blood drawn exactly one hour later. The first sip of the drink was yummy, like a melted otter pop, but all subsequent sips were disgusting and I felt weird and gross for hours after my appointment. When I got home, I felt like making a snack to bring with me to work, but the thought of anymore sweets was pretty revolting to me, so I decided to make some granola bars! Yes, I added chocolate chips, and yes, I know they contain sugar – but overall, this treat was significantly less sweet than anything I normally make and it was fast and easy and no baking was required! It was a perfect snack!


What you need:

  • 1 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (or raisins if you want to be healthier)
  • 1/4 cup peanuts, dry roasted
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter (I used adams, creamy)
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • pinch of salt

Line a loaf pan with parchment paper with a 1″ border sticking up.

Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl, and stir together until combined.

Press mixture into loaf pan. Place plastic wrap on top and press down until flat. Place in refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours. Remove from fridge, lift out of pan and cut into bars.



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