This one is another awesome recipe from Dana at Minimalist Baker. I made it and love it. Ideas of how to further customize are already floating around in my brain. I didn't add chocolate chips like she did, but I did eat it like a bowl of cereal with almond milk. I could have either made a smaller batch or baked it in a larger cookie sheet. This makes a LOT of granola for just me, though Husband will probably eat some too. It's equivalent to a small box of cereal, but it stays good for a while. It's sweet, crunchy, and customizable. Perfect for a quick breakfast or snack. Yum!
(original recipe from Minimalist Baker)
- 3 1/4 cups rolled oats
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add oats and sugar to a large bowl and mix well.
- Add peanut butter, maple syrup, and oil to a small saucepan, warm until pourable, and stir until combined.
- Pour PB mixture into the oats bowl and stir.
- Spread over a large cookie sheet (I covered mine with parchment paper) and bake for 20 minutes or until browned. Make sure to mix around once or twice for even baking.
You can add nuts before you bake, chocolate chips after you bake, coconut shavings, chia seeds, etc. Store this in a container for up to two weeks. It can be frozen, too. Add some berries to it for a fresh touch. You can eat this with your non-dairy milk of choice like cereal or crunch on it as a dry snack. Whatever you want! :)
Eat your fruits and veggies, kids.