Thursday, April 24, 2014

Peanut Butter Granola

If you have never made granola before. Put down your computer and go make it NOW. 
Seriously, homemade granola is so much better than any store bought brand...
And it's so simple!

I have a love for granola. There is so many different flavor combinations and the possibilities are endless. Plus, it's healthy. In moderation of course. 

I have had all different kinds of granola. But peanut butter...I haven't tried yet. You're going to think I'm crazy once I say this, but I am not a person who is crazy about peanut butter. I think it is good. But you won't find me going crazy over it. Also, sometimes I really can't stand peanut butter. It just depends on the day. But today I was really wanting peanut butter. I came across this recipe that she only needed 4 ingredients. I was sold. I love trying new recipes and this is something I wish I would have thought of. Even though I can't the credit for this recipe. I wanted to make it and share it because it's something that I'll make over and over again. This is perfect for on top of yogurt, in cereal, or just by itself. 

*Your house will smell amazing after baking this

Peanut Butter Granola


2 Cups Gluten Free Oats (I used Bob's Red Mill gluten free oats)
1/2 Cup Honey 
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
4 Tbsp Brown Sugar
Dark Chocolate Chips (Optional) 


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
2. Prepare baking sheet by covering with parchment paper.
3. Measure out oats and place in a large mixing bowl. 
4. Combine peanut butter, honey, and brown sugar in a microwave safe bowl. Heat until mixture becomes smooth and creamy. Mix all together.
5. Pour mixture over oats, and mix until oats are evenly covered. 
6. Spread mixture onto prepared baking sheet in an even layer. 
7. Bake 18-20 minutes, until golden brown. Make sure you stir mixture half way through baking. 
8. Let cool. It will start to get crunchy the more it cools. Once cool, add in chocolate chips if preferred. 
Store in an airtight container.