Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Peanut Butter Granola

I love trying new kinds of granola - both homemade and store bought. I picked up two great ones from Whole Foods this week while my mother was here. Dad liked both of them too.
WE also made one from a recipe I've been holding on to for many months now. The original recipe was from Canadian Living, but who knows how far it has come from there.

Peanut Butter Granola

1/2 cup apple juice (I used simply apple)
1/3 cup natural pb (I used Skippy Natural Creamy)
1/4 cup honey (I used Kentucky Straight Honey - wildflower)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
4 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup craisins
1/3 cup chopped dates

Melt through salt over low heat till pb is melted and all is combined. Fold into oats and almonds. Bake at 350 on a lightly "pam"ed large baking sheet with sides (or 2 smaller ones). Bake for 15 minutes, stirring twice. Add fruit, cook for another 15 or so, stirring till desired doneness.

I've heard its not as sweet as some and chewy - so that is a good thing. And it does taste like peanut butter, even though there isn't much in it!

1 comment:

Josh Stringer said...

Totally trying this.