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Peanut Butter Is Life, I Put That Stuff On Everything

Where are all my peanut butter lovers? It is a staple in our home, here is a great recipe that is healthy, quick, easy, and of course, includes peanut butter! Enjoy this peanut butter granola as a yogurt topper, cereal or just a crunchy hand snack.

Peanut butter is a staple in our home. It’s always in our pantry! Some days are busy… and some days I don’t always get ALL of my meal prep done. So, I like to have quick healthy choices to grab and go.

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HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA

You can do much more than just enjoy as a yogurt topper; try it as a cereal.

This granola recipe can make a great topper for yogurt. Plain Greek yogurt pairs great with this granola. Add some fresh fruit, like berries on top to create a nicely balanced breakfast or snack.

I also toss a couple of handfuls in a container or zip-loc bag and take it to go. I eat it like small chips. I love the crunch and the flavours. I sometimes add some in a bowl, add some milk and enjoy this granola as a cereal.

HOMEMADE GRANOLA VS STORE BOUGHT

Looking at the ingredients list is key; pay special attention to labels.

One of the reasons I love making my own granola is that I can control the ingredients that I add. Meaning I can control the sugar content, how it is sweetened, and any additional ingredients added.

Store-bought granola is convenient because it is ready to go. However, if you don’t read the label granola that you thought was a healthy choice might not be. How? Hidden sugars. It is important to read labels, especially the ingredient list, looking for hidden sugars, oils/fats, etc. that may have been added.

I prefer to make my own, that’s why I am sharing this recipe for homemade peanut butter granola.

HOW TO PREPARE GRANOLA FOR BREAKFAST OR A SNACK

Try it with your favourite yogurt; add some nuts, berries or seeds.

I usually have 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt, 1/3 cup of homemade peanut butter granola and top it with 3/4 cup of mixed fruit, seeds/nuts.

As for cereal, I measure out 1/2 cup of homemade granola, 1/2 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk and top with 3/4 cup of fruit. Both of these dish ideas can quickly be put together when you have your granola already made.

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I am an early morning hustler, which means my mornings are where TIME is very important to me. I always make sure I have homemade granola on hand so those pre/post-workout meals only take me a few moments to put together, as well.

I love this recipe, it is great to have on hand and stores in your pantry for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container. It is a great dish to have prepped on those busy days, or to grab for a quick snack! 

Yield: 10

Homemade Peanut Butter Granola

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Here is a quick and easy homemade oatmeal recipe that makes a great cereal or yogurt topper!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of all-natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of pure maple syrup
  • 2 pinches of Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 tbsp of flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp of pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups of rolled oats
  • 1 heaping tbsp of unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 375, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix all dry ingredients, until combined
  3. Soften peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl for 45 seconds, remove from microwave and add in vanilla and maple syrup stir all together until well combined. It will look clumpy.
  4. Mix together your wet ingredients with your dry ingredients.
  5. Spread granola mixture onto a large cookie sheet, making like a large cookie
  6. Bake for 5 minutes, remove from oven and break the granola into pieces using the end of a spoon, making granola size chunks.
  7. Place granola back in the oven for an additional 5-6 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let stand for approximately 10 mins
  9. Break up any large pieces and store in a large airtight Tupperware container in your pantry for approximately 2 weeks.

Notes

For an extra crunch to your granola ass an additional 2-3 minutes baking time. *Checking continuously to ensure it doesn't burn.

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