Peanut Butter Granola

Peanut Butter Granola

Sometimes I get sick of food. Kale, potatoes, eggs—all things I usually love—just don’t seem as appetizing lately. There are a few foods I never get sick of like peanut butter, oats, and yogurt. When that’s all you want to eat, what’s better to do than make granola?

This has been my go-to lunch as of late. I’m usually hurried and granola and a container of yogurt are convenient and easy to pack; add a banana and you’re all set. I’m also a huge fan of GORP and ants on a log so raisins add the perfect touch to round out the recipe.

Peanut Butter Granola Jar

This granola doesn’t have an in-your-face peanut butter flavor; instead, it’s a lighter, sweeter nutty flavor. It’s also chewier than most other granolas I’ve made and reminds me of a crumbled up granola bar on top of yogurt.

Peanut Butter Granola

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Ingredients(Makes about 3 1/2 cups):

  • 2 1/2 cups oats
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut oil*
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup salted roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup raisins

*You can use any type of oil but peanut oil will have the best flavor

Peanut Butter Granola Baked

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, peanut butter, oil, maple syrup and vanilla.
  3. Spread the oats out in a thin layer on a non-stick baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes breaking up the oats with a utensil every ten minutes or so until the oats are toasty and golden.
  5. Let the oats cool before mixing in the peanuts and raisins. Store in a sealed container at room temperature.

Peanut Butter Granola Serving

Of course you could (and probably should) add chocolate chips as a mix-in. I’m not sure why I didn’t think of that; I must have been tired that day.

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6 Responses to Peanut Butter Granola
  1. tiffany drape
    September 14, 2012 | 10:40 am

    thanks for this great recipe! been eating pb out of the jar by the spoonful this week! great minds must think alike ;~)

  2. sally @ sallys baking addiction
    September 14, 2012 | 10:50 am

    I love peanut butter granola. And yes, I agree with you – peanut butter, oats, and yogurt are foods I’ll never get sick of!

  3. The Candid RD (Gina)
    September 15, 2012 | 7:29 am

    I LOVE GORP!! It reminds me of camping as a child.
    Great granola recipe here. I love that it’s low fodmaps, meaning I can eat it!! Pinning it now 🙂

  4. Sukee
    September 16, 2012 | 12:54 pm

    Loved this recipe. I was inspired by your double chocolate granola recipe (which is fabulous!) so instead of peanuts I added in a handful of peanut butter chips after baking and stirred it up a bit. It clumped beautifully and tastes DIVINE! Both recipes are now staples for me, and will probably be made into Christmas gifts for friends.

  5. Alisa
    September 17, 2012 | 2:12 pm

    You’ve reminded me that I need to track down peanut oil again! For some reason (allergies perhaps?), it’s become more rare in stores.

  6. Erin @ Texanerin Baking
    September 19, 2012 | 2:31 pm

    Love the ingredients in this! I get sick of food often which is too bad because I eat like 11 different things. And wow, your Silpat is really clean. 🙂