Dark Chocolate Muffin Cakes

Muffin cakes? Yup. Muffin cakes. When you load a “muffin” with chocolate chips and frosting, you can’t really call it a muffin anymore. And since these have more sugar than any of my other muffin recipes—plus the frosting option—they definitely qualify as cake. That being said, they still have about half as much sugar [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Easy Peanut Butter Granola Bars

These chewy, preservative-free bars taste a bit like a crunchy cross between Rice Krispies Treats® and old-fashioned peanut butter cornflake cookies. If you start with a granola that is low in fat and sugar, they can serve as a protein-packed treat containing just a fraction of the fat and calories found in many store-bought granola [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Fast and Fruity Walnut Granola

This is another version of the microwave granola I shared in an earlier post. This one is a little crunchier—and pricier—because of the honey and extra canola oil.

As for the rolled barley and rye, I first bought these in bulk last year to try expanding our whole grain options. Matt and I have had [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

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This blog is for sharing home-tested recipes with more whole grains, less fat and fewer calories than similar recipes. If you see something you like, or if you'd like to see more, let me know! - Liesl

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