Chewy Granola Bars with Chocolate Chips and Dried Cranberries


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I had a package of Hershey's chocolate chips and I wanted to find a delicious way to use them. I felt like Granola Bars would be fabulous.
I found a few recipes with ingredients that intrigued me and I concocted this recipe and it is oh so delicious and easy to make.
Chewy Granola Bars
Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup raw honey (energizing is best)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  •  1 cups low-fat granola mix (not cereal)
  • 2 cups oatmeal (not instant)
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flake coconut 
  • 1/4 cups of black seeds, ground (optional)
  • 1/2 cup died cranberries or cherries will do just fine
  • 3/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
Directions

  1. Combine the brown sugar, honey, vanilla and butter in a medium-size saucepan. Bring them to a boil over medium heat. Now lower the heat and simmer for approximately 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Cool.
  2. Meanwhile, combine granola, coconut, raisins, 1/2 cup chocolate chips and almonds in a large bowl.
  3. Pour the brown sugar mixture on top of the granola mixture in streams. Mix very well and thoroughly.
  4.  Spray a rectangle baking pan (13 by 9 by 2-inch) with non stick baking spray.  Pour the granola mixture into the pan and press down with a metal spoon or large spatula.  
  5. Press remaining chocolate chips into top. Refrigerate the granola bars for at least 2 hours or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.

Question: Can You Heat Nigella Sativa Seeds After They Have Been Ground

Answer:  Daaaaa, no!   If you are going to heat your seeds as I recommend and as my protocol requires, you must do this prior to grinding.  I suggest you heat a small amount at a time.  Why? Incase you make a mistake.  Many first time people heating seeds, mess up and burn them or undercook them.

If you have a small electric oven, I have found the nearly perfect way to heat seeds.  Place 500 grams on a baking tray. Place them in a cold oven and turn the oven to 180 C.  Turn only the bottom burner on and bake them for 14 minutes.  Do not open the door when the bell rings that they are done.  Let the heat steam them for at least 1 hour.

After 1 hour, open the oven door and taste the seeds to see if they are bland.  They should not be harsh to the tongue but just ever so slightly tangy, more on the bland side.

After the seeds are cold, remove them and place them in a blender, half at a time. Take a wooden spoon and using the handle help to move the seeds around the blender as the blender blends.  When they are chopped up, place them in a bowl to dry.  The oils are now released and you want them to air dry before storing or they will clump together.

After they have dried, at least 1 hour take the seeds and again grind them in a coffee grinder.  Only add enough to fill the grinder half way full. Grind to a soft grind.  This step is not necessary if you are putting the seeds in capsules. Never ever use gelatin capsules, only use halal or vegetarian capsules.

You do not need to store your seeds in the refrigerator or freezer.  They will last for up to 5 years in their present state if you store them correctly.  I store mine in zipper bags I have made.  You can store them in glass jars which is best and keep them closed in your cabinet.  Do not expose them to the light.

No need to grind the whole lot of seeds you have. Grind a small amount and see what you need.  Being healthy is simple if you know the proper steps to wellness.

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Immediately with Black Seed Honey





I was having a lot of stress this month and started feeling pressure in my chest and inflammation in my body.  Funny how stress and anger will do that.  I just had one problem after another and another and even told my neighbor it would be a wonder if I did not have a stroke.  Well lo and behold things got worse and I decided to check my blood pressure.  I was shocked to see how my normal low blood pressure had gone up to 136/88.  I was in danger and I had to do something fast.


I heard that if you wanted to lose weight all you had to do was take a cup of hot water and add in some honey and take this 1/2 hour before breakfast and before sleep. So I had some very delicious black seed honey.  So I got a cup of hot water and put the dipper in the honey and then swizzled it all around my cup and waited for it to dissolve.  I would drink the totty as directed.

Sure enough within 24 hours my blood pressure was normal again.  It had dropped to 114/67 within the 24 hours and stabled out.  I will continue to use my instant cure and who knows maybe I will lose a few pounds too.