I finally tried my hand at granola. Granted, it may be the easiest recipe out there, but it’s a good starting point, right? A friend of ours gave us some that she had made a few months back and since then I’ve been wanting to give it a shot. Store bought is good, but homemade (anything) is always better. My kids happen to love granola…and peanut butter, so this was a sure win with them. My only warning is to make sure you stir halfway through the cooking time. I made that mistake with the first batch and it ended up a little too brown around the edges. Other than that, there’s not much you could do wrong. I’ve listed the recipe below, which I found here at Cooking Classy. Her site has great ideas if you’re looking for some new recipes.
Peanut Butter Granola
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 Tbsp packed light-brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Pour oats into a mixing bowl, set aside. In a microwave safe mixing bowl (or it can also be melted in a saucepan), combine peanut butter, honey and brown sugar and heat mixture in microwave until runny and smooth, about 25 seconds. Pour mixture over oats in mixing bowl and toss mixture with a spatula until evenly coated.
- Spread mixture onto a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet into an even layer and bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 18 – 20 minutes, stirring once halfway through baking. Allow to cool completely (it wont be crunchy until it cools) and store in an airtight container.