Homemade Peanut Butter Granola

Homemade Peanut Butter Granola @themerrythought 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!
Homemade Peanut Butter Granola @themerrythought 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.)
Homemade Peanut Butter Granola @themerrythought 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!
Homemade Peanut Butter Granola @themerrythoughtHomemade Peanut Butter Granola @themerrythought 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.

xo. Caitlin

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  • Monday, January 6, 2014 - 11:14 am

    Stephanie - This is great! I have all the ingredients on hand, ill be making it this afternoon:). I’m one of those mamas who lives on buttered rolls, I laughed out loud when I read your remark!ReplyCancel

  • Monday, January 6, 2014 - 12:16 pm

    Audrey - These look really good! I’m addicted to cereal for breakfast (and dinner when I’m lazy), so a homemade, healthier alternative is a welcome idea!ReplyCancel

  • Monday, January 6, 2014 - 5:35 pm

    Patricia Perez - That seems delicious! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 3:27 pm

    Jen - My family loved this! Thanks for a yummy new favorite;)ReplyCancel

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:56 pm

    Peggy - I am always on the lookout for new granola recipes and I think this is one my youngest will even approve of! With tennis season upon us I am desperate need of a good protein rich snacks to feed him. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Monday, January 19, 2015 - 5:10 pm

    arianefleischmann - This looks deelish! Between two jobs it’s great to have an easy-to-make and easy-to-grab snack. Thanks 🙂ReplyCancel