by Calla Slayton and Isabella Waldron
Hello all you OES foodies! To help celebrate all the wonders of food, Isabella W. and Calla S. have started a column: Sweet & Savory Snacks!
Every week, we’ll share two recipes (one sweet and one savory) and talk about food we enjoy, dislike, or want to try. Portland has become known for its restaurants, innovative chefs, and delicious dishes.
While our time living in this food capital is winding down, we wanted to share our love of food with all of you! So, let’s get started!
Sweet recipe of the week: 5 Ingredients Jam Bars
This is one of my all-time favorite recipes! I came across it while I was scrolling through my Pinterest and figured I’d give it a try. Now, jam bars, with really any kind of jam, are one of the greatest desserts out there. They are sweet and buttery from the crust and crumble topping, but also have a fruitiness from the jam that cuts through the sugar and makes you believe the bars have a little nutritional value. Another added bonus to this recipe is that it’s SUPER easy. I’m serious. There are only 5 ingredients and one bowl. A lot of recipes claim to be easy, but then in actuality, you need all these really obscure ingredients or super fancy equipment. But not this one!
I hope you guys try this recipe out sometime soon. You won’t regret it!
ISABELLA’S GRANOLA RECIPE WHICH IS DELICIOUS AND PERFECT:
I love granola. I love yogurt. Together, they’re a match made in heaven. Even if you hate granola, you’ll love this granola. In the words of ABBA and my granola recipe, “Take a Chance on Me.”
Also, it’s good if you hate measuring things exactly because you can pretty much just take the measurements as guidelines and use your improvisational skills.
1 cup oats
½ cup quinoa (don’t cook it)
½ cup pistachios
½ cup almonds (chopped)
1/2 cup coconut flakes
⅓ cup maple syrup
3 TBS olive oil
1 TBS orange zest
Cinnamon (up to you)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine oats, quinoa, pistachios, almonds, and cinnamon in a bowl. Heat up the maple syrup and olive oil together (microwave is fine, but stovetop sounds fancier). Stir the oil/syrup and then pour over the oats. Add the orange zest. Bake for 20-30 minutes until golden and delicious and perfect.
(If you like clumpier granola, add 1 egg white and then don’t stir it around when you’re baking it).