I've been on the hunt to find a healthy granola bar that tastes great as well, so I created this recipe from a bunch of other granola bar recipes that I have collected over the past. I was looking for something that had little sugar, tasted great but was also health conscious as well. I think it has a good chewy consistency and a good nutty to chocolaty ratio. I wrapped them up individually and took them on our camping trip and everyone enjoyed them.
I found this recipe online at one of my favorite sites but decided to tweak it a bit to add more flavor and texture to my liking because I love the combination of cinnamon and fruit. I decided to call them rise and shine muffins because I think they are perfect snack for breakfast. Although these muffins had great flavor, I found them to be a bit too moist and chewy but were definatly a good alternative for a healthy muffin recipe.
I remembered making this chocolate Guinness cake a while back and how it was so moist, dense, and delicious that I wanted to try making another type of cake using another type of beer. I discovered this vanilla cake recipe that was simply enough and decided to change it a bit so I could add my beer without it being to overpowering. The first batch I made I used Kokanee Gold, which is an amber lager that has a hint of caramel taste to it. The second batch I made I used Granville Island Honey Lager because I wanted to try it again with a different sweetness.
I love Oreo's and I love cake! So why not combine the two...? This cake is like two big and soft Oreo's staked on top of each other and It's fun to make and delicious to eat! I think next time I will make the chocolate cake part from scratch and reduce the portions so that there is more cookies and cream to enjoy.