Monday, February 16, 2015

Peanut Butter & Honey Granola

Oatmeal is baked with a peanut butter glaze, to become a crisp and delicious granola.

Peanut Butter Honey Granola

Last week, oatmeal was on sale, so I bought myself a couple bags. I never really grew up eating oatmeal, I think I tried it once, but it just wasn't sweet enough. But lately, I've been enjoying oatmeal more often. I love to add fruit to my oatmeal, or to turn it into granola. The kids really love granola too. I love that it's a great healthy snack. The kids often have granola as an after school snack. It's a great way to refuel after a long day.

When I was getting ready to make granola the other day, I noticed I had a jar of honey roasted peanuts leftover from Christmas. With all the other treats we had, we just didn't open this jar. I knew I wanted to incorporate them into the granola somehow. When thinking of what goes well with honey, I immediately thought- peanut butter! Mr. B is a huge PB and honey fan, so I decided to try making some peanut butter and honey granola. This granola doesn't bake as long as other granola, since the peanut butter and honey browns very quickly. It still comes out delicious and crispy, which is important in a great granola.

Peanut Butter and Honey Granola

Peanut Butter & Honey Granola

4 C large flake oats
1/2 C shredded coconut
1/3 C honey
1/2 C creamy peanut butter
2 Tbs coconut oil
1 C honey roasted peanuts, chopped
2/3 C peanut butter chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place oats and shredded coconut in a large mixing bowl; set aside.

In a sauce pot, over medium-low heat, combine the honey, peanut butter and coconut oil. Heat until melted and smooth. Pour over oat mixture, and stir to evenly coat oats and coconut.

Spread out evenly onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes. The mixture will brown quickly. Remove from oven when granola becomes a nice deep golden brown.

Let cool on baking sheet until it comes to room temperature. Add in the chopped peanuts and peanut butter chips, and using your hands break apart the granola. Store in an air tight container.

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Kirsten Thompson said...

I love anything with peanut butter & honey in it. Thanks for the recipe - this sounds delicious!

Tampa Cake Girl said...

This granola sounds so yummy. Pinning and sharing!

Renee Paj said...

I love homemade granola! This one sounds incredible. Will be putting this one on the menu soon! Thanks!

April J Harris said...

I love peanut butter and honey too, Cindy! Your granola sounds fantastic - really wholesome and tasty!

Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog said...

Looks so crispy crunchy with all of my favorite ingredients! Nettie

Nicole Neverman said...

This sounds like the most delicious granola ever!! I always start my day with a bowl of granola, but I want this one now! Love those peanut butter chips.

mealplanmaven said...

I love making my own granola and yours looks fantastic!

Catherine Holt said...

This granola looks amazing. I bet once you start tucking in tho, it's pretty impossible to stop!

Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

minnie@thelady8home said...

That looks yummy and healthy!

Diana Hansen said...

This looks really good! Yum'd!

Janette@culinaryginger said...

I love coconut in granola, this is a delicious recipe.

Lemony Thyme said...

Awesome flavor combinations Cindy!! Can't wait to try it. Pinning.

Sarah Bates said...

I absolutely love homemade granola and this looks delicious!

Elena said...

I love homemade granola :)

Swathi Iyer said...

Homemade granola is always best, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop pinning, tweeting.

Kimberly Lewis said...

This looks incredible! I'm licking my lips right now. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for taking the time to party with us. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. It wouldn't be a party without you! Lou Lou Girls