Hi.

I’m an anxiety-riddled, grass-eating cat mom happily engaged to a transgender man.

I work as an engineer in New York City, pretending to be an adult and spending a solid 20% of my time trying to remember to not reply all.

I wanted a platform to share my wealth of equally positive and negative experiences as I attempt to navigate my twenties, and maybe get a little preachy here and there about veganism, mental health and LGBT rights.

At the very least, I hope to make you laugh.

Nutty Seedy Vegan Granola Bars

Nutty Seedy Vegan Granola Bars

Nutty Seedy Vegan Granola Bars

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups pitted dates
  • 3 Cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 Cup almonds
  • 1/2 Cup sunflower seed butter
  • 1/2 Cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 Cup mini chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life)
  • 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 Cup dried cranberries

Supplies:

  • Food processor 
  • Small sauce pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Large bowl
  • 9"x13" baking pan

Directions:

1.  Use your food processor to chop the two cups of dates until they're sticky and grainy - you should be able to easily roll them up into balls!

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2.  Use your food processor to chop up your almonds - just pulse them a few times, you still want good size chunks.

3.  Add the dates and almonds to a large mixing bowl.

4.  Add your oats to the bowl.

5.  Heat the sunflower seed butter and maple syrup in the sauce pan over low heat.

6.  Continuously stir the syrup mixture until thoroughly combined.

7.  Remove the pan from the heat and pour over your oatmeal mixture.

8.  Use a wooden spoon to mix your oatmeal combination until thoroughly combined.

9.  Fold in your chocolate chips, sunflower seeds and cranberries.

10.  Line a 9"x13" baking pan with parchment paper.

11.  Spoon your mixture into the baking pan and press down evenly.

12.  Store your granola bars in the refrigerator for an hour.

13.  Take your pan out of the refrigerator and cut granola bars into 16 pieces.

14.  Enjoy!

*You can keep the granola bars in the fridge or on the counter for up to a week, or you can store them in the freezer for months!

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Nutritional Information:

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