Friday, November 11, 2011

Peanut Butter Granola

'Got a sweet tooth?  Me, too!  I make a lot of granola in hopes there will be a little nutrition mixed in with the sweet stuff!  This recipe is pretty basic, using peanut butter instead of butter.  If your family doesn't like peanut butter, swap it for regular butter.  Granola is a nice way to clean out the kitchen cabinets.  Just about any dried fruit and nut combo is yummy.  

2 Cups Oatmeal
1 Cup Raisins
1 Cup Coconut
1 Cup Mixed Nuts

1/2 Cup Honey
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Ginger
1/2 Teaspoon Allspice
Salt to taste (If the mixed nuts are salted, additional salt probably won't be necessary)

Dump the dry ingredients into a large bowl.  Put the honey and peanut butter in a microwaveable bowl and microwave just enough to soften the peanut butter. 
For my microwave, that's about one minute.  Stir the honey, peanut butter and spices until smooth and combined.  Pour over dry ingredients.  Stir/toss until covered.  You'll also want to make sure it is stirred enough that the nuts and raisins are evenly distributed throughout the oatmeal. 
Press granola into a lightly greased baking dish.  We like chewy granola bars, so for this size recipe, I use a square baking dish.  If you would rather have it crispy and crumbly, use a 9 x 13 baking dish.  Bake at 250 for about one hour.  Ovens vary.  When the granola is done, it will be a nice golden brown. 
Mmm...  Warm granola on a chilly day!  Thank you for stopping by and sharing our joy!


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