Saturday, January 28, 2012

Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola Recipe

I am a fan of all things peanut butter. And granola is one of my favorite snacks and best-ever yogurt topping. Making your own granola is not only more economical than purchasing the store-bought varieties, but it eliminates tons of excess sugar from the ingredient list. I'm all for actually nutritious granola, aren't you? 

Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola Recipe
yields 8-12 servings

1/4 cup water
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
4 cups old fashioned oats
3/4 cup sweetened coconut
1/4 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon 

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. 

In a large bowl, stir together oats, coconut, peanuts, salt and cinnamon. 

In a glass measuring cup, add water, brown sugar, and vanilla. Microwave on high 90 seconds. Add in peanut butter. Microwave an additional 45 seconds, stir. Peanut butter should be melted. 

Pour the liquid mixture over the oats and toss until every oat is coated. Spread evenly on a baking sheet lined with silicone baking mat and cook for 30 minutes. Stir. Bake another 15 minutes or until lightly golden and barely crisp. Let cool completely and store in an airtight container. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh peanut butter how I love thee...

    This sounds GREAT! Especially with the coconut and peanut butter.