Monday, November 26, 2012

Time-Out: Peanut Butter Granola

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 John has been enjoying yogurt in the mornings for breakfast.  I knew this; for the last two weeks, I have seen the yogurts disappearing in the fridge.  Which is a good thing - I love that he's eating this for breakfast; it's healthy and gets him through to whatever leftovers he is having for lunch that day (sometimes being a blogger boyfriend is fun, sometimes, no fun - like having to eat all the leftovers).
Since we had such a long weekend, we had yogurt one morning for breakfast and John showed me his favorite special breakfast - he puts a package of oatmeal into yogurt.  Could that be anymore pathetic?  Surely, having a blogger for a girlfriend should entitle him to some premium mix-ins, right?  I felt certain that with the long weekend in front of us, I could oblige.

We picked out a few granola varieties together and then this past Sunday I set out to make them.  The first one is this peanut butter variation.  I love it because it's quick, easy, and I always have these ingredients in the house.  John loved it's true peanut butter flavor in vanilla or greek yogurts.  I can promise you this will be the easiest granola you will ever make, and it will be devoured fast!  I like to double the recipe and bring some for my yogurt at lunchtime. 
Peanut Butter Granola (adapted from Shape Magazine)
Serves: 6 (1/4 cup granola)
1/4 cup peanut butter
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup raisins

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  In a large, microwave-safe bowl, combine peanut butter and honey.  Microwave for about 30 seconds, until the peanut butter is melted.  Stir.  Add cinnamon, vanilla, oats, and raisins.  Mix well, until the oats are completely covered in the peanut butter mixture.   Grease a cookie sheet with cooking spray.  Then, pour the oat mixture onto the cookie sheet spreading it into one thick layer.  Bake for 8-10 minutes, until browned.  Let cool and transfer to an airtight container.  Store for up to two weeks.

Until the next time my oven is on...

5 comments:

  1. Ok, I'm making this. My family will love it!

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  2. {Kathy} This looks delicious. My husband is also a "granola and yogurt" guy. I have never opted to make my own granola, but after seeing this easy recipe, I just might try.

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