When I was younger I absolutely loved spending the night at my cousins’ house. Probably 50% of my excitement came from playing “House” and the other 50% was because that meant the next morning I would get to eat my Aunt Annette’s homemade peanut butter granola for breakfast! This stuff is so tasty! As I got older, Aunt Annette would give me a bag of it for Christmas each year but now that we switched to the gift swap, I never get any unless I sneak over and steal some from their house. So I asked Aunt Annette to teach me how to make it so I could make some whenever I’m having a craving!
Peanut Butter Granola (Makes about 6 cups / 8-10 servings)
3 tbsp water
1 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
Add water, peanut butter, brown sugar and honey to sauce pan and turn to low heat. Stir until mixture is blended. (At this point you can taste the mixture and adjust to taste – I usually prefer the honey taste to be more subtle.) Stir in the oats.
Now you can eat it raw or spread it out on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 225° for 30-60 minutes stirring occasionally. (Time depends on how crunchy you prefer it – I prefer mine to be very lightly cooked.)
I love to eat mine with some milk but you could use it to top off some yogurt or just grab a handful for an afternoon snack!
Simple enough for those of us that cooking just doesn’t come naturally to. And a healthy (but seriously delicious) option for those of us whose normal diet consists of potato bread dinner rolls smothered in butter and handfuls of York peppermint patties and Lindor milk chocolate truffles. *Insert guilty looking emoji here.