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Peanut Butter Granola – 101 Cookbooks

This peanut butter granola is my granola of selection because the seasons change. If mornings are chilly sufficient to want a sweater, the home made granola I’m baking is getting an additional layer as effectively. On this case that additional layer is a heat combination of peanut butter and maple syrup accented with lemon zest. Mix this with a bowl of old style oats, and the granola it kinds whereas baking develops a peanut-centric, powdery delicate coating. Cashmere and crunchy clusters. So good.
peanut butter granola topping yogurt in a ceramic bowl

For those who’ve by no means baked home made granola earlier than, this could be the recipe to attempt. The ingredient checklist is brief, and consists of things you would possibly have already got in your pantry – oats, peanut butter, maple syrup, lemon, vanilla extract. It’s not lots of effort, you’ll be able to bake a double batch, and also you’ll possible be approach forward on value in comparison with store-bought granolas which could be tremendous dear.peanut butter granola in a large mason jar

How To Make Peanut Butter Granola

Making peanut butter granola couldn’t be easier! You gently warmth a combination of peanut butter and maple syrup together with a pair different substances into a fantastic molten combination that may have you ever licking the pan. Pour this combination over your oats and peanuts and bake into golden-edged clusters.a mixing bowl filled with granola ingredients and a large spoon

A Couple Ideas

There are a pair issues I pay shut consideration to when making this granola. I’m calling them out right here, earlier than you get down into the recipe, for emphasis.

  • Mixing issues: First, you wish to combine the oats and peanut butter coating *actually* effectively. Stir, stir, after which stir some extra. This manner you get a uniform granola that may bake extra evenly.
  • No blond granola: For this granola (and most granolas, actually) to be actually nice you want it toasted. I’d reasonably over-bake this granola versus underbake. Go for golden edges, and stir the granola no less than as soon as to offer among the heart an opportunity to toast out close to the perimeters.

granola spread across a baking sheet prior to baking
Nicely combined granola earlier than baking (above). And properly toasted granola after baking (beneath).
clumps of peanut butter granola on a rimmed baking sheet

Variations & Concepts

I’ve included the recipe down beneath, it is a fantastic base recipe for peanut butter granola, however have in mind you should use it to discover all types of different concepts and variations! For instance:

  • Experiment with different nut butters: Of the nut butters, I want the robust taste of peanut butter, however almond butter is an alternative choice particularly if you happen to or somebody near you has a peanut allergy. I wish to do a pistachio butter model, however must identify it Millionaires’ granola. The final small jar I purchased was $25 – value each penny, however to date it has been reserved for having fun with by the spoonful straight from the jar.
  • Add boosters:  You may add dietary boosters right here and/or spices. Including a pair tablespoons of chia or hemp seeds to the oat combination is one possibility. Including a tablespoon of curry powder to granola is one other favourite taste increase.
  • Gluten Free Peanut Butter Granola: use gluten-free oats and comply with the recipe as written.
  • Use granola in baking: Combine a pair cups of clumps of peanut butter granola into your subsequent batch of chocolate chip cookies, or shortbread.

peanut butter granola topping yogurt in a ceramic bowl

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