Thursday, February 19, 2009

Peanut Butter Granola

Southern Living's January 2009 issue had a recipe for homemade peanut butter granola. It was delicious and very easy to make. I made it once and Ben keeps asking me when I'm going to make it again. Here's the recipe:

Peanut Butter Granola

Prep: 15 min., Cook: 3 min., Bake: 20 min., Cool: 20 min.

Makes 6 cups


  • 3 cups uncooked regular oats
  • 1/2 cup dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Vanilla yogurt
  • Sliced bananas


Preheat oven to 350°. Toss together oats, peanuts, coconut, and sesame seeds in a large bowl. Cook peanut butter, brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat 3 minutes or until smooth. Stir peanut butter mixture into oat mixture until blended. Spread mixture in a single layer on a lightly greased, aluminum foil-lined 17- x 12-inch jelly-roll pan. Bake 20 minutes or until lightly golden, stirring after 10 minutes. Transfer to wax paper, and cool completely (about 20 minutes).

The granola tastes good with yogurt, bananas or just by itself. However, I'm sure it would taste even better with chocolate chips in it, but it's supposed to be a "healthy" treat, not a dessert!

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