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Prolotherapy, Round 2

February 24, 2010

First, the food (so those of you grossed out by feet and needles can click off!)

Today I’ve been working so hard on a granola bar recipe for Saratoga Peanut Butter. I created three different versions with varying results.


Round one didn’t impress me at all.


Round two was so delicious, but they fell apart all over the place!!


Round three has the perfect texture+look, but I think I need to work on the flavor. My brother devoured them, but he said they “taste like they have a million ingredients.”

I’m working with the Adirondack Jack (the peanut+ almond butter with cranberries, flax seed, sunflower seed and cinnamon). It’s the nature of the beast.

They’re coming along though, and I’m not giving up! I have the proportions, cook temperature, cook time and cool time down. I just need to play around with the flavors.

Here is a glimpse at the nutrition facts of round three. (Click to enlarge):


Warning: food ends here. The following link contains a prolotherapy update with photos of swollen feet. Don’t click if you’re squeemish!!!

Click here for the prolotherapy update


Question of the day: What would your favorite peanut butter granola bar add-ins be?

I think

  • Maple + dates and peanuts,
  • Almond + figs and chocolate chips (duh!),
  • Monkey + raisins and walnuts,
  • Blizzard + white chocolate and dried strawberries,
  • Chillin’ + dark chocolate and dried cherries,
  • Plain Jane + dried cherries, and
  • Adirondack + cranberries, cinnamon, sunflower and almonds.
23 Comments leave one →
  1. February 24, 2010 5:46 am

    Hi May and thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog! I’m SO glad that I found yours…I’m absolutely loving the looks and feel of it all! You definitely seem like an avid baker and I’m excited to see more of your awesome food creations. 🙂 The pictures of your oats look fantastic too!!! No comment on your feet except I hope you get well soon!!!!

  2. February 24, 2010 7:17 am

    OH my girl…u have to go thru so so much hey?
    i wish u lots of luck and pain-free days.
    and your granola bars look great – you are so persistent…just not gonna give up until perfect!

  3. February 24, 2010 7:47 am

    Your granola bars look waaaaay better than kashi bars… and I LOVE me some kashi bars!! 😉

    Hope prolotherapy takes all your pain away very soon!! 🙂

  4. February 24, 2010 7:48 am

    Aw, poor Mae. 😦 Oliver sends your feet healing licks because, well, he likes feet.

    For other posters, that is a dog who likes feet.

    Also, ahem, I’d totally review anything you made that wasn’t trade-secret-protected by the company… whistle. But serious.

    • February 24, 2010 8:58 pm

      Hahahaha I just died a little. I love your dog, If you ever need to go away you know where to ship him for babysitting! 😉

  5. February 24, 2010 7:52 am

    Your granola bars still all look amazing to me. 🙂 I love figs + chocolate chips together – I LOVE both of those.

  6. February 24, 2010 7:54 am

    I think regular pb with dried peaches. does that sound weird? oh well, it sounds good to me!

    I made some rockin’ granola bars last week. It was my first attempt. The taste was so good, but the texture was off. WAY too hard. Do you think that because I used too much agave/brown rice syrup?

  7. February 24, 2010 8:23 am

    I’ll have to say, you have like the coolest job ever! Those bars look great. I’m sure you’ll get them perfect soon!

  8. February 24, 2010 10:49 am

    All 3 rounds look yummy! What do you do with the first 2 flop rounds?

  9. February 24, 2010 11:06 am

    my dream granola bar – oh wow hmmm that would be pb + coconut flakes + dried cherries (the really good quality ones)+ a chocolate chip (or two) = ok I think Im done. Thats it, perfection.

  10. February 24, 2010 11:06 am

    ps thanks for the prolo update!

  11. February 24, 2010 11:09 am

    Way to go with the granola bar creativity! My favorites are just the classics…chocolate chips and PB! Maybe some pretzels, too 🙂

  12. February 24, 2010 12:43 pm

    Don’t forget a banana, chocolate and cinnamon combination- heavenly! maybe something with coconut as well!

    • February 24, 2010 8:55 pm

      ooooh! Coconut white chocolate pb and cherries. I like, I like! You are brilliant!
      Monkey Boy+chocolate chips and cinnamon sounds nice too!!

  13. February 24, 2010 3:12 pm

    Good luck with your footsies. 😦

    I have major job-envy. That sounds like so much fun creating a granola bar. For work!!!?

  14. February 24, 2010 10:43 pm

    Ugh, I hope the feet start feeling better ASAP Mae! On a more positive note, your granola bars sound yummy and look good. My favorite pb add-ins for a granola bar might be maple, raisin, cinnamon, coconut. Mmmm. BTW, it’s so sweet that you make your mom oat mixes!

  15. February 25, 2010 8:39 am

    wow – all those are making me hungry. 🙂 (not the feet)

  16. December 10, 2010 12:42 am

    Great food….looks very tasty!!!

    Was hoping to read more about your thoughts on prolo…probably different page. let me look around here.



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