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Honey Peanut Butter Granola Recipe

Once upon a time, I’m sifting through a small market near our apartment in Brooklyn picking up a few last minute things for dinner, and I come across the isle that has cereal, oatmeal, granola, and all the other crunchy breakfast essentials one would need.

Now I know NYC is expensive enough, but I couldn’t get over the fact that the cheapest granola on that shelf was $8.99. EIGHT NINETY-NINE. For not even two cups of granola! Plus to top it all off, the amount of sugar and other products that coat that granola makes me cringe. Determined, I came back to my apartment and decided to make a batch of granola from scratch.


Now I know NYC is expensive enough, but I couldn’t get over the fact that the cheapest granola on that shelf was $8.99. EIGHT NINETY-NINE. For not even two cups of granola! Plus to top it all off, the amount of sugar and other products that coat that granola makes me cringe. Determined, I came back to my apartment and decided to make a batch of granola from scratch.

I have seen granola recipes floating around Pinterest here and there, but none really ever stood out to me. I’m not a huge nuts or dried fruit type of gal, so anytime I saw a recipe with those ingredients I just skipped it. This time, however, I decided to take a peak back at some of those recipes to see if making granola was harder than it seems. Surprisingly, it’s not, and in 40 minutes I had my very first batch.

I decided to make this granola with peanut butter and sweeten it with honey (and maple syrup, actually), but I’m hoping to experiment with a few other flavors in the future. Here’s the recipe:

Honey Peanut Butter Granola

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Old fashioned oats
  • 1 tbsp Peanut butter smooth
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix
  • Spray a 13x9 inch pan
  • Spread out the mixture onto the pan, flattening it with a spatula
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, mixing up the mixture every 10 minutes. Make sure to give it a good shake so the granola will spread out after mixing.
  • Let it completely cool before eating
  • Store in a mason jar, or another tight container, for up to a week

Happy granola-ing!


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