running-bars1 Went for another long run yesterday and brought a new variation on the running bars. The granola base is the same, it has nutmeg, cinnamon, almonds, a multigrain rolled oat blend, and no sugar.  Instead of caramel or marshmallows I used a peanut butter sauce intended for rice crispy treats. Corn syrup, sugar, and peanut butter. The recipe made it a little sweet, but on the run my taste had changed and it didn't seem overly sweet at all!

I stopped by Martha's house at the end of the run, she lives just off the Springwater trail. Her father John is a granola fanatic, (no one is allowed to touch the equipment over the multi-day production) and I left with a bag to sample. He uses a very low proportion of oats, instead nuts and seeds dominate. Peanuts, raisins, walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, and in particular a large amount of sesame seeds, which give the granola a very unique flavor. There is a very crisp and fine grain texture to it and it's very eatable, not as crunchy and dense as some other types, including mine. I will have to reverse engineer the recipe as he was not forthcoming with a description.