Newsflash: I am a granola lover.
To be honest, I don’t normally make my own granola. I know that it’s more cost effective and taste effective to make my own, but it all boils down to pure laziness.
Another problem with making my own granola is that I eat the entire tray before it’s cooled and stored. Seriously, homemade granola is addictive.
Should we take bets on how long this will last?
I’m going with a maximum of three days
After making this recipe, I’m definitely going to start making most of my own granola from on. It’s actually pretty quick, highly nutritious, satisfying, and most importantly, it’s quite delicious.
Did I mention it has peanut butter in it?
That makes it even more satisfying.
Peanut Butter Granola
Inspired and Adapted From Healthy Food For Living
- 3 cups old fashioned, rolled oats
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey (preferably organic)
- 1 TBSP pure vanilla extract (do not use the fake stuff)
- 1/8 tsp salt (for salted peanut butter) OR 1/4 tsp salt (for unsalted peanut butter)
- 4 TBSP canola oil
- 1/2 cup peanuts, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350*.
- In a small saucepan, heat the honey, peanut butter, vanilla, and canola oil.
- Meanwhile, combine the oats and salt together in a large bowl.
- Once the peanut butter mixture is melted, stir into the oats and mix well until the oats are well coated.
- Spread the granola evenly onto a baking sheet and place into the preheated oven for 5 minutes.
- After 5 minutes, stir the granola.
- Repeat this process 2 to 3 more times, checking the granola frequently. It can burn very quickly if you don’t keep a close eye on it.
- Remove the granola from the oven and stir in peanuts.
- Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
- Try not to eat the entire pan in one sitting.
This tastes like it is laced with an addictive drug.