For a few weeks one fall during high school, I developed a little routine to unwind before beginning my homework. After dropping off my backpack in my bedroom, I settled onto the sofa in the living room with our family laptop.
With just a few clicks, I landed on a website that offered virtual jigsaw puzzles. The beginner ones with just twenty pieces were free, and I raced the clock to finish a few of those before the timer reached 60 seconds.
(To this day, I still love puzzles… Although I stick with the regular 1000-piece ones instead — not virtual!)
I often grabbed a snack on my way through the kitchen, and I gravitated towards granola bars. I loved the soft and chewy kind the most. Those textures reminded me of cookies or cake!
I especially looked forward to the weeks where my mom bought the fruit-filled ones. The box boasted whole grain oats and real fruit as ingredients, but I mainly enjoyed the bright sweetness of the jam filling.
However… My high school self would’ve loved this healthy blueberry oatmeal snack cake even more. It has a much higher ratio of fruit to cake — and the whole berries taste even better than the jam filling of those store-bought granola bars!
Another great perk? This cake is healthy enough for breakfast too!