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 right ☺haha
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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