Thursday, August 21, 2008

Peanut Butter Granola

I have to try this one out on Jesse... he doesn't like oatmeal or granola, but he loves peanut butter, so we'll see how it goes. Anyway, I think this is good.

Peanut Butter Granola
4 1/2 c. rolled oats
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
1/2 c. honey
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. additions

Heat the peanut butter and honey, so it's not so thick (microwave or heat over medium until warm). Mix in salt, vanilla and oats, coat thoroughly and then spread onto parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Allow to cool before adding dried fruit, or if you don't want chocolate to melt, etc.
I store this in the freezer if it's not eaten up right away.

Notice how this one browns more on top and on sides. I don't stir it while it's baking.

This variation has 1 c. Heath Toffee pieces added after it was cool.

This one I added:
1/2 c. Heath bar toffee pieces
1/2 c. milk chocolate chips
While it was warm so the chocolate melted and it formed clumps of chocolate granola.


Jennifer said...

Rachel, what amount of oats do you use for this recipe?

Rachel said...

ok- we'll blame that on pregnancy. lol
4 1/2 c. oats- now I'll have to go fix it! :-)

Lynn said...

This looks and sounds wonderful, especially when you add those little chocolate bits :) Thanks for sharing; I'm printing this one out.

Lib said...

i'm totally going to make this after dinner as a snack for the drive to cody tomorrow.

Rachel said...

Cool Libbie- It makes a great snack!


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