Breakfast Bars

Hello and welcome back,

On my last entry, I mentioned how Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days really changed my way of looking at the world, and not just in areas where I might make a profit but in other areas as well, like breakfast bars. I’ll explain a little more. I often eat oatmeal with peanuts, honey, and Raisin Bran. I cook the oatmeal overnight by letting them soak in soy milk, vanilla flavored if you must know. 🙂 That is one delicious and hardy breakfast in case you’re looking for that sort of thing. It’s also quite quick providing you remember to put the oats to soak overnight. I simply wash the dish after eating my breakfast and refill it with oatmeal and soy milk to start the process over again. There’s no harm in letting the oatmeal soak longer.

Anyway, back to breakfast bars. For a while now, I have been thinking about turning this delicious and hardy concoction into a healthy breakfast bar but I always hesitated. Some self-doubt or fear of failure or simple laziness would creep in and I would not do it. Well yesterday I did it! And they turned out pretty bad but that’s ok. SH helped me realize I could learn from a mistake or two, I could also analyze what I did correctly and I could improve the recipe and the process.

Here’s the recipe I tried yesterday:
Silk, Soy Milk, Vanilla, 32 oz 2 cups
Quaker Oats Oatmeal, Old Fashioned, 42-Ounce Containers (Pack of 4) 2 cups
Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, 18.7 Ounce (Pack of 3) 2 cups
Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts, 34.5 Ounce, 3 Count 1 ½ cups
Honey from local farmers’ market 1/3 cups

Layer the soy milk, oatmeal, Raisin Bran, peanuts, and honey.

Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.
Allow it to cool and divide it into bars.

I found the bars did not hold together but tasted delicious so it is back to the drawing board.

Some of you with baking skills may have already detected ways to improve the process and the outcome. For my next attempt, I will blend all of the ingredients, maybe even breakdown the peanuts to smaller chunks – hey that gives me another good idea, maybe I’ll use chunky peanut butter instead. See that’s the kind of thinking, Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days kick-started. I think will also use more honey. 🙂

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