I had asked my Facebook people what they would like to see this year from me and one had said peanut butter recipes. Hey, I'm here to please! I've brought to you some peanut butter granola.
This month's peanut butter bash ingredients are peanut butter and oatmeal. I wanted to go healthy and make some granola. I was all excited for this "healthy" recipe and was telling my mom all about it. She broke it to me not-so-gently that this was not at all healthy. I believe it went kind of like this, "HUH! I thought granola was supposed to be healthy for you. Not YOURS!"
It's true. Even with my best intentions, I can crush a healthy recipe. What's a girl that loves sweets to do?
I'll just keep on keeping on. It's working for me.
I like granola in large pieces. It's easy to pick up and scarf down. It could easily be made into the granola that you eat as cereal or sprinkle on yogurt. Leave out the egg white and stir it while it's in the oven. But seriously, why mess with a great recipe?
Peanut Butter Granola
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- ⅓ cup light brown sugar packed
- 1 T vanilla extract
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- ⅓ cup peanuts coarsely chopped
- 1 large egg white
- Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Line a jelly roll pan or baking sheet with edges with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, add the old fashioned oats and chopped peanuts.
- In a medium saucepan, add in the peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar. Turn the heat to medium and stir to combine the ingredients.
- Once the butter is completely melted and the sugar is no longer grainy, remove from the heat. Add in the vanilla and stir.
- Pour the peanut butter mixture over the oats and stir until the oats are completely coated.
- In a separate bowl, add the egg white. Whisk the egg white until it is frothy and white. It should take about 1 to 2 minutes of whisking.
- Pour the egg white into the peanut butter and oat mixture and stir to incorporate.
- Place the granola on the prepared pan and spread out. Make sure the granola isn't too thick, but can be mashed together some. This will help bigger chunks to form.
- Bake for 20 minutes and turn the pan around. Do not stir the granola. Stirring the granola will make it break apart.
- Bake for an additional 20 minutes and remove from the oven. Let the granola cool completely. It will come out soft, but will harden as it cools.
- Break into suitable pieces and store in an air tight container.
(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)
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June Burns says
That looks awesome! I'm a big fan of homemade granola, peanut butter sounds like a great variation to me 🙂
Thank you! 😀
Peanut butter is always popular and this granola looks fantastic. I could grab a handful and happily enjoy it on it's own.
Thank you! Peanut butter is always popular, especially in my house!
This sounds wonderful. I love homemade granola and adding peanut butter and peanuts to it is like icing on the cake. Love the way yours stays in big chunks too.
Thank you! I'm becoming quite the fan of homemade granola myself! Peanut butter is such a weakness for me. lol The egg white at the end really helps keep the granola chunky!
pam (Sidewalk Shoes) says
I don't think you totally crushed it's healthiness, It's probably still hugely better than store bought!
I love your support and thinking! I don't think I've ever really stopped and looked at what's in granola from the store. I think I'll have to check it out.
Rachel @ The Stay At Home Chef says
Oh I do love a good granola! And I will always pretend it's healthy. I've never put an egg white in mine. I'm going to have to give that a try.
Lol. Pretending it's healthy works for me! The egg white just helps it stick together to make it chunkier.
I love granola and this looks soo good!
Thank you so much!
Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog says
I just made some granola yesterday, it's so much better than store-bought!
I agree 100%. It is sooo much better.
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
Peanut butter granola? what a delicious idea! This is definitely a recipe I need to make.
Thank you! It's a really.. really delicious recipe. I couldn't stay out of it. lol
This looks so yummy! I have not made my own granola that i can remember....I think I will need to try - YOURS. 😀
Thank you, Adrienne! I hope you do try mine! It's so gooddddd!
This is it! This is the recipe I've been looking for!
I tried other granola recipes, but they were all far too healthy and bland to satisfy my sweet-tooth. This one is as a perfect copycat of the store-bought version I love. I did make two adjustments, I added 1/4 tsp salt and instead of egg white I used 1/4 cup of maple syrup to bind the mixture. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
I followed the recipe to a “T” and it totally burned ???. I took it out with ten minutes left on the timer and it was BLACK. What went wrong?!?!?
Miranda C. says
Oh no! Sorry your granola burned kelly! Sometimes different ovens cook at different times/temperatures. You may have a hotter oven and granola does quickly go from golden brown to burned in a matter of minutes. If you make the recipe again, cut the baking time by about 5-10 minutes and start checking to see if the granola is golden early. Hope this helps.
Oven - 350 for 20 minutes. It looked too crispy so I turned down to 300. At 15 more minutes it was completely burned. The cook time / temp on this needs to be looked at.
Miranda C. says
Thanks for the tip Rafael! I have never had an issue with the cooking time but I will definitely give the recipe a try again and see exactly how long the granola bakes in my oven.