Peanut Butter and Honey Granola

Peanut Butter and Honey Granola.

Peanut Butter and Honey Granola

Ok, this Granola served with yoghurt and Strawberries is so good, it’s like having dessert for breakfast. And yes, I have it for dessert when I’m still feeling the munchies.

I was inspired by one of my favorite sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly.

I just can’t figure out why this hasn’t occurred to me sooner to use a nut butter instead of oil, it’s like….Duh…..

So next time I’m trying it with almond butter, that has to be good too, right? Right.

I was just dying to write this post, but I had to wait and wait because my Boiler is making a knocking sound that’s driving me insane and “the guy” just came over to fix it. Needless to say it didn’t make any noise when he was here. So now, two hours later and a gallon or two of coffee later, he’s finally gone without finding anything. Aaaaargh, so frustrating, it’s going to start making that sound again any minute now,  I’m sure of it. I promised him I was going to record it for him on my phone next time the knocking started, more to prove to him that I’m not crazy.

Anyway, still no noise….(????)

Ok, back to the granola, it’s quick to make. Just a few ingredients, mix it , bake it , done.

I only made a small amount since it was a test, but it turned out so good that I’m posting it straight away. You can easily double the amount if you need a larger quantity.

And the best part is that you’re adding nutritional value to your breakfast granola.

Peanut butter has a combination of both fiber (2 g per serving) and protein (8 g per serving) that fills you up and keeps you saciated longer, so you eat less overall.

A serving of peanut butter , 2 tablespoons, has 3 mg of vitamin E (antioxidant), 49 mg of bone-building magnesium, 208 mg of potassium, and 0.17 mg of immunity-boosting vitamin B6. Research shows that eating peanuts can decrease your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions. One study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that consuming 1 ounce of nuts or peanut butter (about 2 tablespoons) at least 5 days a week can lower the risk of developing diabetes by almost 30%.

Have I convinced you yet?

Peanut Butter and Honey Granola

 

Gluten free 

Refined Sugar free 

Vegetarian 

 

Makes: 4 Cups

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 C.  (gluten free) Oats
  • 1/3 C. Honey
  • 1/3 C. Peanut Butter (pure no sugar added)
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C. toasted Coconut flakes
  • 3 tbsp. mini Chocolate Chips

Peanut butter and Honey Granola

METHOD: 

  1. Pre heat the oven to 180° C / 350° F
  2. Start by toasting the coconut flakes in a dry pan over medium heat for a few minutes. When golden, remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Put the peanut butter jar in the microwave and heat for one minute, or until very soft.
  4. Place the oats, honey, peanut butter and vanilla in a large bowl and mix thoroughly with a spoon or with your hands.
  5. Spread out on a baking sheet that has been lined with baking parchment.
  6. Place in the middle of the oven and bake the granola for about 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and toasted.
  7. Make sure to stir a few times half way.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool completely before adding the chocolate chips or they will melt.
  9. Add the coconut and stir to combine.
  10. Keep in a mason jar.

Enjoy!

Myra XO

 

Peanut Butter and Honey Granola

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8 thoughts on “Peanut Butter and Honey Granola.

  1. Crunchy For Me says:

    Great recipe, Myra! I’ve made a similar recipe, and I highly recommend thoroughly mixing the ingredients together. I didn’t, and I ended up with a lot of stray oats in my granola (as opposed to being clumped together with the other ingredients, which I prefer).
    Anyways, I’ve been wanting to make this again, so I’ll use your recipe when I do. Thanks, again!
    – Steve

    • The Cooking spoon says:

      Thank you so much for your comment Steve. I find that it also helps a lot not to stir the granola until completely cooled once it’s out of the oven. Also the more sweetner you use the more clumps you’ll get. Thanks for your tips and have a great weekend ☺

  2. Tracey O'Brien says:

    Myra, I think you may have just tempted me with breakfast heaven! Peanut butter is one of my firm favourites – I can spoon it straight out of the jar. Yum. I’m going to make this. Yes I am!

    • The Cooking spoon says:

      Thank you so much Tracey. I’m “nuts” about peanut butter too and this is my favourite recipe now, I don’t think I’ll ever need another recipe for granola. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

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