Monday, December 12, 2011

Peanut Butter Granola

I love a good granola, but like everything else in the food line, eating the same old, same old gets ...well, old. I remembered that some of my sisters talk about a good Peanut Butter Granola they've been making and enjoying. I called both of them and got 3 recipes, ha. Sooo, I picked out the ingredients I thought I would like the most and baked up a couple of small batches to try. I like it with mini chocolate chips in it but one of my sons said he would prefer it without so we made some like that too. It's delicious with milk and a banana...and the chocolate chips but they are not really a necessity.☺ I tried it one morning with plain Greek yogurt and honey fried bananas. Yikes!! not again! Plain and simple is how I like it best! I had two boys this evening that wanted to help with something in the kitchen so I put them to work making another batch of this. It's great for gifts or just to stock your own cereal cupboard.

½ cup light olive oil
½ cup honey
½ cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
5 cups rolled oats
1 cup ground flax seeds
1½ cups coconut
¾ cup brown sugar
mini chocolate chips, optional

one of my hansome helpers

In a small mixing bowl combine the last 4 ingredients.

In a small saucepan combine the first 3 ingredients.

making sure he measures it righthaha

 Stir over med/low heat until peanut butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Then add vanilla and stir to combine.

Pour over dry mixture.

Toss to coat.

Pour onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet (I sprayed the paper with non stick spray) in an even layer.

Bake @270° until coconut is browned, stirring occasionally. Allow to cool completely before storing in glass containers.

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  1. Wow, this sounds really good. It is funny, after making the same granola once a week for four years I just decided to change things up about a month ago. I have been experimenting with new recipes. I don't like the idea of chocolate for breakfast, but my boyfriend would love it. I do however think peanut butter granola with bananas sounds amazing.

  2. Ooh, I hadn't thought of a PB granola. Sounds so very very good. Esp with bananas. Lol, honey fried bananas sound a little terrifying.:)

  3. Yum... Yes it sounds very good. Pat

  4. This sounds so yummy with the peanut butter! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

  5. Mmmm....I wish I had some of this right now for breakfast!!

  6. I was just craving peanut butter granola and I found this in my reader. Awesome. Thank you!

  7. Oh, this looks so good! We love granola...the homemade kind! :) And you're handsome helper is so sweet!