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11.07.11 Granola bar breakfast treats


Granola is just cookies for breakfast I always tell Aaron, my nose in the air, pointing out that his favorite yogurt topping is kind of a rip-off. Listen to me—who am I? I eat cookies for breakfast (and pizza, and cold Chinese food, but that’s unrelated). And granola bars are a lot more portable than a steaming bowl of porridge. Plus, all those nuts, seeds, fruit…and um, calories, really hold a person over till lunch.

Now that I’m headed off for an early workday at an office, I get it. What you need, as you leave the house barely caffeinated, is a cookie. More precisely, a cookie resembling a rice crispie treat and masquerading as a granola bar that you can bribe a child out the door with (mea culpa), munch on the way down to the train, or crumble over a cup of plain lowfat yogurt once you’re at your desk. So I’ll be making our granola on the weekends and eating it each day like the little slice of humble pie I deserve for acting holier than thou about the whole thing for so long. Good morning!

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Zoe Singer is a freelance food writer and cookbook editor and co-author of The Flexitarian Table. Food Editor and blogger for The Faster Times, she tries not to eat for two now that her son is a toddler.