Easy Peanut Butter Granola

Easy Peanut Butter Granola

A quick and easy granola with peanut butter and brown sugar

Yield: 

7 cups of granola

Ingredients: 

6 tablespoons oil
1 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
7 cups quick oats
raisins (optional)

Instructions: 

1. Over low heat, melt together oil and peanut butter. Remove from heat, stir in sugar. Pour over oats and mix well.

2. Spread onto a large lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes, stirring once or twice during heating if desired. Cook until granola is lightly toasted and golden (but not burnt!). Add raisins, if desired, in last 5 minutes of baking. When cool, store in canisters.

Additional Notes: 

This recipe was given to me from Crystal Paine and is one of the recipes from her breakfast recipe ebook, "Simply Centsible Breakfasts"!

Preparation Time: 

10 minutes

Cooking Time: 

20+ minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This wonderful granola is quick to make (it only has 4 different ingredients, after all!) and tastes so delicious!

Served with milk, it tastes like a yummy crumbled peanut butter cookie with milk! Definitely a favorite with children and peanut butter lovers! (Although the peanut butter flavor isn't over-powering!)

This granola isn't crunchy, though. I baked it longer than 20 minutes, and turned down the oven to 300 degrees for the second half of baking, because I wanted mine a little more dried out.

My rating: 10/10

Comments

Please see the recipe above for my complete review! Thanks! ~Tammy

Rating: 
5

This recipe is easy to make and tastes almost like a peanut butter cookie... but healthier. This recipe goes great in a bowl with milk for breakfast, snacks, or a dessert. It has a great peanut butter flavor without being too strong. The only drawback is the texture: I prefer slightly clumpy, crunchy granola and this is a softer, finer granola. Of course it makes no difference in a bowl and the texture would be perfect to add to other snacks like yogurt or to sprinkle on desserts (ice cream, cakes, muffins). Basically anything you would want a peanutty crumb topping.

Rating: 
5

I made this recipe for the first time last week and really liked it. We were having some ladies over for brunch, so I served small dishes of vanilla yogurt with the granola on top. Everyone loved it. I wish it was a little healthier... I wonder if you could make it with honey instead. I don't see why not. I did use regular oats instead of the quick cooking, just because I like them better.
EDIT: I just made this recipe again and made a few revisions I thought I would share. First of all, 6 TBSP = 1/4 cup. It is much easier to measure that way, especially if you always double the batch like I do. =D When I made the granola this morning, I revised it just a little to be healthier. First of all, I used extra light tasting olive oil for the oil (I only ever use olive oil in any cooking or baking - expensive, but better for you.). The other thing I did was to substitute 2 cups of honey for the brown sugar. I wasn't sure how it would turn out at first because it seemed rather sticky. I kept checking on it while it was baking and stirring it and after a while it did dry up to be a nice chewy consistency. It probably would have gotten dryer if I had baked it even longer, but we tend to like our granola a bit chewy. So... I did like the way it turned out with the honey, although if you try it that way I would reccomend baking it a lot longer than the recipe says.

Rating: 
5

Very yummy, especially if you love plain and simple! Anyone would love this if they are a peanut butter fan! Doesn't last long in my house!

Rating: 
5

I had some extra granola type ingredients on hand so I added to this recipe...It is extremely good with the additions of coconut, vanilla, pecans, and mini chocolate chips! Definitely a make again recipe!

Rating: 
5

It was a little dry and crumbly (didn't clump together at all), so next time I will reduce the amount of oats. It tasted great, though, and I loved the previous reviewer's suggestion of adding mini chocolate chips!

Rating: 
5

I also loved the flavor but would prefer a crunchier, more clumpy texture - I did bake it at 300 for another 10 mintues, too. I think I’ll try it with 5 or 6 c oats next time and see what happens. Oh, and in my kitchen, 4 tablespoons equals 1/4 cup. :>) I just ate some with a banana and it was delicious!

Rating: 
5

My family goes through granola pretty quick. I love how quick this granola was to make. The peanut butter adds a nice flavor. I will be making this one again!

Rating: 
5

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