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Friday, May 8, 2009

Peanut Butter Granola

Here is the first recipe I have to share with you all. I love this granola! It is so simple to make, full of protein, and SO YUMMY. I could eat it any time of the day.

Peanut Butter Granola

3 cups oatmeal, uncooked

1 ½ cups wheat germ (I also use ground flaxseed sometimes or both)

½ cup chopped nuts

¼ cup vegetable oil

2/3 cup honey

¾ cup peanut butter

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup raisins or other dried, chopped fruit (optional)

½ cup coconut (optional)

Mix together the oatmeal, wheat germ, and nuts. Combine the vegetable oil, honey, and peanut butter in a medium saucepan; heat over medium heat or in the microwave until liquidy. Add vanilla and pour over the dry mixture, mixing thoroughly. Spread mixture onto a 9” x 13” baking sheet. Bake at 300˚ for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes until lightly browned. Add the coconut, raisins, or other dried fruit when cool. Store in the refrigerator in a covered container.

* I usually just eat mine with a little bit of shredded coconut, but it’s also good with dried pineapple and papaya.


Anonymous said...

Looks yummy :)

Love Nana

Snow White said...

that looks really tasty! I bet it's excellent with dried fruit. I've just started using olive oil in my granola -- and it makes it so crunchy, which is perfect for a yogurt and applesauce topping.

Holly T. said...

This is my favorite granola - thank you for posting this recipe! I'm making it for the third time today. My kids love it, too.

Sarah said...

Holly T,
You are welcome! So glad you and your kiddos are enjoying it! I often make a double batch so it will last longer. ;-)