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Monday, 12 November 2012

Peanut Butter Granola

My obsession at the moment is with granola - homemade to be specific. Im not a big fan of the commercial brands, I like mine to have aloooot of flavour, and I find commercial ones to be lacking. My other obsession at the moment is peanut butter (I used to eat it by the truckload when I was younger) why not combine the 2?

Peanut Butter Granola!! I have made this nearly every week since I found the recipe. I absolutely love it. Probs not the healthiest granola but it's better than other things you could eat for breakfast =P. Well, I've actually been eating this for breakfast, lunch, dessert, as a snack, on top of day the only thing I ate was PB granola whenever I was hungry....I love it that much haha.

So nice with plain yoghurt and spinkle of cinnamon!

Peanut Butter Granola
Adapted from LiveLife

2 cups rolled oats
3 tbs ground flax meal (I used ground-up linseed sometimes)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (reduced fat is better)
1/4 cup brown sugar (Once I used Stevia, a natural sweetener instead just to be a bit health conscious and it turned out pretty good)
Splash of honey (optional)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg white, lightly beaten

1. Preheat oven to 180C (325F).

2. Measure rolled oats, flax meal and salt into a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.

3. In a small saucepan, melt the peanut butter and brown sugar with a splash of honey over low heat.  Melt just until "mixable" with the dry ingredients.  Add the vanilla and stir.

4. Pour the peanut butter over the oats and add the beaten egg white (Or put the oats into the PB mixture, makes it a bit easier to coat the oats fully). Stir to coat, then spread evenly onto a silicone mat (or prepared baking paper) on a baking sheet.

5. Place the pan into the oven and bake for 15 minutes.  Stir granola at the 15 minute point, and check for doneness. Bake about 10 minutes longer, check and stir again.  Remove if the granola is golden brown, or continue baking if you prefer your granola darker. (NOTE: Cooking time varies with individual ovens and also depends on how brown you want your granola – I like mine really toasted and crunchy so I put it on the top shelf of my oven and watch it like a hawk)

Enjoy =D xx

1 comment:

  1. That looks so nice, but very naughty! I eat cruskits for breakfast...cos I know I'll be pigging out later on during the day.


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