Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Peanut Butter Granola

healthy skinny peanut butter granola recipe

Okay, so we all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  But sometimes breakfast on weekdays before work is boring, or sometimes you wake up late and there isn't time to really make yourself anything.  I usually have cereal with fresh berries in the summer and oatmeal in the winter before work, but I needed a break from my breakfast routine rut.  Luckily, I've added some healthy inspiration blogs to my reading list, and I came across this awesomely delicious granola recipe.  It is pretty simple and you could definitely play around with it to make it your own.  I followed the recipe this time, but I will probably change things up the next time I make it (which will likely be next weekend given that N loved it so much and is already begging me to make more).  The best part about the granola is that my breakfasts this week have been super easy - Greek yogurt, granola, and some berries (that actually taste decent for it being January).

Homemade Healthy Peanut Butter Granola
From Jessica at Yoga Babes via The Skinny Confidential

3 cups of old fashioned rolled oats
1 ¼ cup of nuts (cashews & almonds unsalted)
¼ cup of flaxseed
2/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (I left this out as I'm not a huge coconut fan)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
½ cup honey
2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the dry ingredients & stir. Then add in the wet ingredients. Line two baking sheets with aluminum foil & transfer this mixture evenly onto them. Bake for 20-30 minutes & mix the granola every 10 minutes so nothing burns (Be careful! My oven is hot and the edges of my pan definitely got a little crispy). Granola is done when it is golden. Let the granola cool on the pan, then transfer to cute little holders or a Tupperware.

6 comments:

  1. This looks really good! Is it filling? I need to get some coconut oil..

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  2. Hi! I am so happy to have a chance to come explore your blog! Everything looks delicious. Looking forward to exploring the archives!!

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    1. Hi Kelly! Thanks for stopping by! I'm definitely looking forward to working with you! Please take a look around :)

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  3. This looks seriously awesome. Granola is so easy to make so I'm always looking for new versions. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I am looking for a new granola recipe. This might do the trick.

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