Probably the best part of being a nutrition major is that a required course is a lab in which you play with food. Sometimes it is boring, such as concocting starch pastes and racing them down a plastic sheet to see which was most viscous. Or when we cooked broccoli for three hours….
Mostly though, we would walk in and our professor would say something like “we are having a whole-grain feast today, no lab report- yay!” or “today we are making pizzas, just for shoots and giggles!”. Needless to say, this “lab” has provided me with some of my favorite-ever recipes- including these scrumptious peanut butter bars. This recipe uses olive oil as a fat, which sounds “eh”, but works. I would say these are a good desset or breakfast or whatever your fancy. The chocolate chips are my addition because chocolate. Thanks URI Foods lab! I’m going to miss your weirdness!
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
Aww, such a great looking bake! =D
Can you use other oils other than olive oil?
Hi Vanessa- absolutely! I think coconut or canola would work well here- let me know what you try!