Hi Friends! Wow, school is getting busy very quickly! Do not fear though... I shall always make time for you!
I have always been the type of student that skated through school with minimal studying and reading for classes. As long as I paid attention in class, I was good to go on tests and homework! I have a feeling that grad school is going to be very different. So far I have done more reading for school than I think I have done in the past year... I'm not going to back down though- Bring it on, Clinical Psychology!
What kind of student were you/are you?
One of my goals for the semester, aside from making good grades and doing well at my job as a graduate assistant, is to make time for myself. Over the past 2 years I have worked full time as well as gone to school and as a result, I neglected to give myself me-time. Whether it was making time to work out, paint my nails, read a magazine, or try a new recipe...I often shoved those things I wanted to do onto the back burner.
So, a few nights ago when inspiration for a new dish struck- I ran with it!
Every once in a while I get a craving for sweet, sugary, crunchy cereal- the stuff I wasn't even allowed to eat while I was growing up :) Sometimes Raine gets Cocoa Krispies from the store and I always end up eating
some more than my fair share. So, I decided to make my own!
2 TBSP unsweetened applesauce
2 TBSP Splenda (you could definitely use "real" sugar instead)
1 TBSP Hershey's Special Dark cocoa
1 TBSP Agave Nectar
3/4 TBSP Olive Oil (I am sure any oil would work)
1/2 tsp instant coffee (I used Nescafe)
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 Cup Dry Oats
Preheat oven to 250*
Combine all ingredients except for the oats. Taste it to see if you want more sweetness. Add the oats and stir very well, trying to coat all of the oats with the chocolate mixture.
Spray a baking pan with oil and spread the oats thinly onto it.
Bake for about 25-30 minutes, checking the oats every 10 minutes and breaking them apart so the clumps aren't too large.
Even if they still feel soft, turn off the oven and let them sit in the oven. They will continue to cook.
When they're cooled and crispy, transfer to a container:
And the stats:
And they're filling, too! I can't say that for most boxed cereal.
Side Note: Since when did apple sauce ingredients include high-fructose corn syrup? I had to search through about 4 different brands before I found one that didn't! Says the girl with the gallon bag of Splenda...
PS: They stayed crunchy in soy milk!
What is your favorite kind of cereal?
What is your best study tip?