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Easy Homemade Granola Bars

Easy Homemade Granola Bars

I was looking for something quick and easy to take to church for our Sunday school class over the weekend, and decided to try homemade granola bars, after seeing some easy recipes floating around Pinterest.  I adapted this one for our tastes and to give it more of a protein punch.  The boys were happy that I had a few leftovers to bring home for them to devour! I’m looking forward to making another batch for quick breakfast snacks and to send in lunches!

I didn’t expect them to be so simple and delicious to make homemade! 


What You’ll Need for Homemade Granola Bars:

  • 3 cups of Quick Oats
  • A 14oz Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 T of Melted Butter
  • 1/3 cup of Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup of Ground Flax Seed
  • 1/2 cup of Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup of Peanut Butter Chips

(The last four ingredients you can switch up/omit/add what you’d like!)

How to Make Homemade Granola Bars:

1. Preheat the Oven to 350 Degrees.

2. Grease Baking Sheet with Butter or Cooking Spray.

3. Mix Together Oats, Milk, Butter, Flax, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate & Peanut Butter Chips.

4. Spread Evenly in the Baking Sheet with Wet Hands.

5. Bake 15-20 Minutes.

6. Remove from Oven and Cut Into Granola Bars With a Plastic Knife While Still Warm.

7. Eat Immediately or Store to Enjoy for Breakfast or Snacks!

What’s your favorite on-the-go breakfast recipe? 


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2 Ingredient Homemade Lavender Bath Salts


Yesterday I took my first detox bath with Epson salts and Lavender Oil – I cannot believe I’ve been missing these my whole life!!!!  I could not believe how good my body felt post-workout.  I felt so relaxed, refreshed, and soothed. I had no idea that it would actually reduce swelling, decrease pain, and relax muscles, along with making you and your bathroom smell like a spa!  

Did You Know that Detox Baths Can…

  • Eliminate Toxins from Your Body
  • Relax Muscles
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Speed Recovery from Illness
  • Relieve Pain
  • Improve Sleep
  • Decrease Stress

I LOVED it so much that I had to share it.  I had Brooks take two over the weekend as he’s been fighting allergies and respiratory crud, and he was begging to take another one an hour later. It was a significant noticeable difference in how he felt and acted.

And in just a few minutes, with just two ingredients you can make these jars of bath salts for gifts. They make AWESOME end of the year Teacher’s Gifts, Shower Favors, Neighbors Gifts, etc.

How To Make And Enjoy Homemade Lavender Salts:


  • 1-2 cups of Epsom Salts
  • 10 – 15 Drops of  Young Living Lavender Oil (This is the only brand of oil I can personally for detox baths. Young Living essential oils are therapeutic grade and safe for your skin.)
  • Glass Jar (I found mine at Michael’s for $2 each)


1. Pour Epsom Salts into the jar and drop essential oil on top of the salts.

2. Seal well.

3. Shake to blend well. 

4. Add 1/4 of a cup of the salt mixture and add under warm running water. 

5. Soak for 20-30 minutes. 

6. Re-hydrate well after enjoying your relaxing soak. 


Other great ideas for essential oils to add to detox baths include: Peace & Calming, Valor, Joy, Lemon, and Stress-Away. {All of these essential oils come in the Premium Started Kit.} 

>>>>> Are you new to Essential Oils and Want to Learn More About Their Amazing Benefits? Check out my post about All You Need to Know About Essential Oils.

How about YOU – have you tried a detox bath?  What’s YOUR favorite essential oil scent for soaking? 


* These statements are based on my own experience and resources. Not everyone may experience the same results, but I hope you and your family do! The above is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent disease or evaluated by the FDA. .


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Easy Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

chocolate chip oat bars recipe

I tried a recipe on a whim the other day. I had a mad craving for chocolate chip cookies, but was feeling to lazy to make cookies. Thus, I found this recipe for Chocolate N’ Oat Bars from the Eagle Brand website, tweaked it a little and it’s vanished from our kitchen twice since! 

It’s made with ingredients that are pantry staples – I love a sweet that doesn’t require a grocery store run! 

You’ll love this easy recipe for last minute guests, church carry-ins, or weekend munchies! 😉

What’s your frequent baked good craving?

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