Thursday, November 24, 2011

Peanut Butter Granola



Do I win the award for the worst pictures?  It's granola, I couldn't figure out how to get a pretty picture. Plus, it smelled so good, I really just wanted to dig in an eat it.


I ate mine over vanilla yogurt but the kids mostly just ate it plain.  It may not be pretty but it was delicious and did not last long. 



Peanut Butter Granola
Adapted from LimeCake

2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup sunflower seeds (or pepitas)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tbsp. peanut or vegetable oil
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup honey (or maple syrup)
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 

Combine oats, seeds, nuts and cinnamon in a large bowl.

In a bowl, combine the peanut butter, oil, brown sugar, honey and vanilla.  Microwave for 10 seconds to get things a bit more fluid. Pour mixture over granola and stir until oats and seeds are fully coated. 

Spread gently on an ungreased 9 x 13 pan.  Bake for 30 - 45 minutes or until granola is toasted, stirring gently every 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow to cool completely in pan. 

You can add raisins or craisins if desired at this point.  Store in an airtight container. 

Total calories = 2632 calories
20 servings - 131 calories

I didn't calculate how many tablespoons were in this but made quite a bit. I just put a couple of tablespoons on my yogurt in the morning.  Plus the kids were snacking on it quite a bit. 


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This is linked with:
Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum
Friday Favorites at Simply Sweet Home
Friday Potluck at EKat's Kitchen
Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello
Best Recipes at This Chick Cooks

5 comments:

  1. i sort of am addicted to those store bought peanut butter granola bars...so am excited to try this recipe...looks yummy!

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  2. Homemade granola is the best! This is packed with yumminess. I wouldn't be able to resist eating it all day long until it was gone!

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  3. Sounds great! I also like yogurt with granola for breakfast.

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  4. This looks awesome! I love homemade granola, yet never seem to make my own. Thanks for bringing to Friday Potluck! :)

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  5. Mmmmm...peanut butter granola. I am SO making this!

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