Let me introduce you to the most insanely delicious granola you have ever met…I mean encountered.
This granola is so good that the first time I made it, I ended up eating it straight from the baking tray. Standing up. I wish I could say there was a spoon involved. Perhaps there was. There wasn’t. It was just so incredibly good I couldn’t stop. I swept up all the crumbs afterwards, I have standards don’t you know.
This granola is perfect for breakfast with a dollop of yoghurt or with a splash of milk, I love it with almond milk. It’s perfect because you can make a big batch and keep it in an airtight container and it will keep for ages. I can’t tell you exactly how long as mine has never lasted for more than a couple of days, but it will definitely last 1 month if kept airtight. It makes a great snack to munch on when you’re having a little energy slump. And it makes such a lovely present to give to people. Just pop it in a cellophane bag like this, tie with a bow and wow people with your domesticity. They’ll be impressed even before they find out it’s the best darn granola they’ve ever had. By that point they will be like putty in your hands. *evil laugh*…NO! This peanut butter granola must only be used for the power of good.
I’m going to go ahead and state the obvious now. I know how much people enjoy a statement so deliciously obvious it really didn’t need to be said. So here goes. If you don’t like Peanut Butter, you won’t like this granola. There! I did it! But for every other person out there, this granola is going to blow your little socks off. Even if you aren’t wearing socks. Those metaphorical socks are going to be blown far far away.
I know lots of you do like peanut butter as I posted a picture of the peanut butter granola I made for the Goodley Bullen Pr Press Days this week, on my Instagram and everyone went nuts for it! Pun most definitely intended.
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It’s wonderfully easy to make your own granola and this one is no exception. There are only a handful of ingredients in this, and they are all great. No hidden nasties. It’s very easy to make this gluten free, and its sweetened with sweet sticky honey – although you could use maple if you want to make it vegan. It’s just plain old delicious-ness.
This makes a big batch, because a.) it’s always a good idea to make a big batch of this kind of thing, as it keeps for ages and b.) it’s so ridiculously yum that you need to make double so at least one other person can have a taste.
- 4 cups rolled oats (can be gluten free)
- 8 tablespoons of honey
- 8 tablespoons of peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla
- pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 100g raisins (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 180 C
- Now pop the peanut butter and honey into a little jug or bowl. You want to melt them gently, and I find the easiest way of doing this is to do this in the microwave. It should only take about 30 seconds. If you don’t have a microwave – don’t panic! Just whack them in a pan and heat gently for a few minutes.
- When it’s melted and delicious looking, it’s ready
- Tip the oats into the baking tray. I skip out using a mixing bowl….because I hate washing up, so I encourage you to do the same
- Add the vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Then tip in the molten peanut butter and honey. Try not to die of drooling
- Give it all a really good mix together, try to spread it out as much as possible, then pop in the oven.
- Because of the large amount of oats we have here, it should take about 30 minutes to turn golden brown. Check half way through and give it a stir.
- As long as it’g golden, it’s done. It will still be soft, but that’s okay – it will harden as it cools.
- Once cooled, stir in the raisins if you like. And I do like.
Do with it as you wish. No judgement here.
I love mine served all ways, but a particular favourite at the moment is with frozen berries and a dollop of coconut yoghurt. So unbelievably good.