So, it’s been quite a while since I’ve shared a granola recipe.
With everything going on right now and everyone having so much time on their hands it feels like a great time to try some new recipes. I must admit I’m already going a little stir-crazy and being in the kitchen keeps me from losing it. Leave a comment if you can’t stand sitting still very long either.
Okay, Granola is one of my major weaknesses. Seriously, it’s dangerous for me to have it around because I can eat way to much of it. My sister makes fun of me because I also can’t eat it like a normal person. She calls me a bunny when I snack on it like it’s so hard to put it in a bowl or something. Basically, it’s just so addictive I always think I don’t want more than a bite and then I’ve munched on a few handfuls before I know it.
I’ve been trying to come up with creative recipes to use basic pantry ingredients and that was my goal with this granola. If you’re anything like me, nut butters are always a staple that you have on hand. Peanut being the most common and cheapest nut butter, I went with that and added just a few other standard granola ingredients. I used quick oats because I ran out of old-fashioned but you can use any kind you prefer. I’m not sure how steel-cut would be though.
As for the photos, I was just feeling like we needed some more bright happy colors right about now so I threw in berries because they make me so happy. You can do so many things with granola. What’s your favorite way to eat granola?
Crunchy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Granola (Vegan+GF)
Skip buying the overpriced granola at the store and make this delicious one at home. Add some chocolate chips and you'll have a snack to put Reese's puffs to shame.
- 3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup non-dairy milk
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1 cup unsalted natural peanut butter
- 1 cup coconut palm sugar you can also use raw cane sugar or brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt optional
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
In a small bowl, mix milk, peanut butter, sugar, salt, vanilla, and baking powder. Add in the oats, and oat flour and stir until evenly mixed.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180C) and line a baking tray with parchment or non-stick liners. Spread the final mixture out onto your tray and place in the oven to bake for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring in 15 minutes intervals until crunchy and golden.
Allow the granola to cool off with the oven for 2-3 hours. Now it's ready to serve however you'd like.
Store in an air-tight container.