We all have our shortcomings; they can often make us feel pretty bad about ourselves. And it’s worse when I’m going through a depressive episode — it goes a little something like this:
Hey, shortcomings, you must be tired… ‘cuz you’ve been running through my mind all day 😉
Haha, but really, it happens that way. I will replay an embarrassing moment in my head over and over again.. sometimes even months or years later. So on top of the consequences of the mistake or shortcoming, I experience additional, self-inflicted suffering. It’s a terrible cycle. Do you ever do that?
Lately, I’ve been trying to break this cycle. I think of ways to prevent myself from repeating the same embarrassing mistake. Or I’ll actually work on breaking bad habits and making good ones. Today’s video is an example of how I’ve done that while simultaneously teaching you how to make super easy granola bars. Enjoy!
5-Ingredient Banana Granola Bars
makes 10 granola bars
– 3 mashed bananas that are about to go bad
– 1/2 cup nut butter of your choice
– 1.5 cups of quick oats
– 3/4 cup chopped nuts
– 1/4 cup cacao nibs (or chocolate/ PB chips)
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
2. In a large bowl, mix the nut butter into the bananas until smooth.
3. Add the quick oats and stir until evenly distributed.
4. Mix in the nuts & cacao nibs.
5. Spread into a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking pan.
6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
7. Cool completely, then cut into 10 bars.
8. Wrap individually (optional) & store in the fridge or an air-tight container.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you make it, please take a photo and show me (@DiningAtTiffs #DiningAtTiffs). Also, if you need some guidance or ideas for overcoming your specific shortcoming, feel free to comment or message me privately. I’m always here to talk. 🙂