Friday, April 1, 2011

Not So Bad

C.R.A.Z.Y. week. I realized I had a project/case study to complete and have done by midnight tonight (April 1st) when I had been thinking it was due April 2nd. Well, since I work all day, I had to get up at 3am this morning (love that) and complete it. I finished and I am about to get ready for work now. I wanted to post the Sweet Potato Oat Bar recipe though.
"Pumpkin Oat Bars"

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 5 medium Sweet Potatoes (I used 3 cans of pumpkin because I did NOT want to cook sweet potatoes)
  • 4 cups Quick Cooking Oats
  • 3/4 cup Skim Milk
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice (in the skim milk for 3 minutes to sour it)
  • 1/4 cup Flax Seed
  • 1/2 cup natural maple syrup (or sugar free syrup of your choice)
  • 2 tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter (I used regular butter... Same calories, and I could not find coconut butter)
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries/raisins
  • 1/2 cup Raw Almonds

Since I did not have to cook the potatoes, I just combined all the ingredients, poured into a 13x9 pan (coated in olive oil) and baked for 50 minutes at 350 degrees. I think mine were "moister" (is that a word???) then their recipe because the recipe said to only cook it for 30 minutes... But that was not an option. It was a huge pan of pumpkin oatmeal at that point.... Which actually would be really good if that was what I was going for! 
My class really enjoyed them yesterday. I liked them, but I think I would add more trail mix or something... Maybe put peanut butter on top if I needed something more substantial. BUT VERY GOOD.

Well, I am off to work. My hair appointment is tonight, so that is always a "plus" at the end of your week. I have a ton of homework to do this weekend, a long run to get in tomorrow, and I have to start packing for our little vaca next week!!! I am so excited to have a few days off with the hubs. Happy Friday everyone!!! We made it!

It has been THAT kind of week....

1 comment:

  1. first, off HALLELUJAH, PRAISE JESUS, it is FRIDAY! :)
    secondly, that recipe sounds scrumptious! thanks for sharing it. i don't think i would have thought to sub in pumpkin...i would have been cursing the fact that i had to cook the sweet potatoes.
    and third ~ your picture definitely sums up my week as well :)