Foodie Friday: Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway!

It’s always nice when you find a product that you love and the company turns out to be just as good as the product. Bob’s Red Mill is definitely one of my top favorite companies out there; their customer service is top notch and they have such a huge variety of products that I use on a daily basis.

Coco-Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes

The new go-to pancake around here.

Peanut Butter Jelly PB&J Yogurt Bobs Red Mill Granola Blue Diamond Blueberry Almonds

PB&J Yogurt Parfait

Apple Pie Protein Bites

These guys didn’t last long!

Daisy Cottage Cheese Oats

A little twist on my morning oats.

Banana Bread Granola

This didn’t stand a chance here either.

I think you get where I’m going with this.. so you’ll be pleased to know that I have yet another giveaway from my wonderful friends at Bob’s Red Mill!

Bobs Red Mill Honey Oat Apple Blueberry Granola Scottish Oatmeal

I really enjoyed changing up my oatmeal with these Scottish oats; they have a finer texture than rolled so it gave the oatmeal a much creamier consistency. I also really loved both of the granolas, but I think the honey oat was the favorite here. Sometimes simpler is better! And I always love when there are big and little chunks in my granola 😉

Want a chance to win your own package of oatmeal and granola?

Click here to enter!

Easy peasy 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend!

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Food for Thought

Which of these products are you most excited to try?

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary shipment of these Bob’s Red Mill products. All thoughts and opinions of the product are my own.

Pin It Party

It’s about that time again! Lindsay is hosting another Pin It Party and obviously with my crazy love for Pinterest, I’m linking up. I love sharing some of my personal favorites with you and seeing what everyone else has to share. Don’t forget to go check it out!

And if you missed my first 3 Pin It Party link ups:
Pin It Party #1
Pin It Party #2
Pin It Party #3

The Lean Green Bean Pin It Party

Food

Fitness

Alright friends, get to pinning!

Food for Thought

Are you a Pinterest-er .. pinner?
What are your favorite things to pin? Recipes? Crafts? Fitness?

Foodie Friday: Banana Bread Granola & a Giveaway!

Best part of being home during the day?

Jilly Bean

Skyping with Jilly bean when Bubby is babysitting 🙂 Love her little giggles!

Anywho, the other day catastrophe struck and I found myself without granola [it’s a good thing I’m not dramatic or anything]. Having recently received a package from Bob’s Red Mill, I knew I could remedy the situation.

Bobs Red Mill

I also happened to have a couple bananas that were pretty much banana bread-perfect. I reached for the oats and pecans and went to work.

Banana Bread Granola

Makes 5 cups
Recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker

Banana Bread Granola

Ingredients
– 3 cups rolled oats
– 1 1/4 cups raw pecans; chopped
– 1 tbsp ground flax seed
– 1 tsp sea salt
– 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
– 1/4 cup coconut oil; melted
– 1/4 cup honey [Substitute agave or maple syrup if vegan]
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 1 1/2 medium bananas; mashed

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a large bowl, mix the oats, pecans, flax seed, sea salt, and cinnamon. Set aside. In a medium bowl, mix melted coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract, and mashed bananas. When the wet ingredients have come together, mix them into the dry ingredients until everything is evenly coated.

Spread the mixture onto two parchment- or silpat-lined baking sheets. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until golden brown. I didn’t toss my granola until the very end and was able to get nice big clusters. If you’d like smaller pieces, feel free to toss throughout the baking process.

Nutritional Information
Per 1/3 cup serving

212 Calories  /  14g Fat  /  20g Carbs  /  3g Fiber  /  6g Sugar  /  4g Protein

Giveaway Time!

Bob’s Red Mill has graciously offered one reader a package of the same 4 ingredients I received above. Click here to enter!

Looking for other recipes to make using these ingredients?
Here are a few I have on my list:

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Food for Thought

What would you make with these ingredients?
What is your favorite kind of granola?