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  BAKED OATMEAL                                                      
best enjoyed by the creek with your morning coffee, family & friends
From the kitchen of :  Crew at Creekside Cabins of Colorado
For:   Our fabulous guests


1/2c.vegetable oil (I use coconut oil) 

3/4c. sugar (sometimes I leave this out or cut in half--depends who I am making for) 

2 large eggs

3c. delicious oats, cannot be instant (sometimes I will throw in a dash of steel cut as well)
2tsp.baking soda



1c. milk of your choice (I use almond milk)

1c. golden or dark raisins, or combo it 
1c. dried cranberries or cherries, or combo it
1c. shaved coconut (I never include--blaaah)

(if I have it, I chop up dried apricot as well)

1c. chopped peeled red, or any color you have, apple


Mix oil, sugar and eggs until yellow and glossy.  Add remaining ingredients, except fruit.  Beat until well mixed.  Fold in the fruit.  Pour into well greased baking dish and bake at 350degrees, uncovered, for about 30 minutes.  If top gets dark stir and keep baking.  The mixture will be soft and crumbly.  Serve with your favorite milk.....honey.....or just eat it as is. Cooled off, this makes for a great afternoon trail snack, just toss it into a ziplock and into your pack and go.  


serves:  quite a few, or double it to make more!                                                      created:  September 2016


                                          ENERGY Bars                                                      
got this recipe from a guest who made them for all of us after we did a big race;
a huge hit so I figured I should share.  these would be great pre or post big trail adventure!   
From the kitchen of :  Crew at Creekside Cabins of Colorado
For:   Our fabulous guests



3/4c. your favorite natural creamy peanut butter (I also have made with almond butter)

1/4c. honey

6T. water

1c. chocolate whey protein powdered drink mix

2c. your favorite granola - cereal

1/2c. dark chocolate chips 


1. line an 8x8" pan with foil, extending the foil up the sides of the pan 

2. place peanut butter and honey in microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on high for 30 seconds

3. stir microwaved mixture, and then back on another 30 seconds

4. stir until mixture is smooth

5. whisk water and powdered drink mix until well blended.  Add that to peanut butter mixture.  Stir until smooth. 

6. fold in granola and chocolate chips until everything is evening moistened 

7. press evening into prepared pan

8. chill an hour, cut into bars, hike up Longs Peak!  (just kidding, you will need to plan and prepare before doing that hike!)


serves:  more than 2 :)                                                                                         created:  September 2016

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