Peanut Butter Granola

peanut butter granola

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This peanut butter granola has the flavor of a peanut butter cookie.  It’s crunchy and sweet, and the apricots add the perfect fruity touch.  This granola is a wonderful breakfast or mid-afternoon snack.  I feel a little guilty when I eat this, even though I know it’s perfectly healthy for me.  It’s that good.

If you’re looking for ways to get your children involved in the kitchen, homemade granola is a great place to start.  Even young children can help measure and pour the ingredients.  The proportions are forgiving, so measurements don’t need to be precise.  Children can stir everything together and help press the mixture down in the baking pan.  When it’s done cooking, they can help transfer the granola into a storage container.  It’s great to sit back and watch your little chef take over the kitchen.

Peanut Butter Granola

Peanut Butter Granola

Ingredients

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1½ cups brown rice crisp cereal
  • 1 cup unsweetened dried coconut
  • 1 cup walnuts or almonds
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbs. peanut butter (single ingredient: peanuts)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup dried apricots, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
  2. Mix the first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the syrup, coconut oil, peanut butter, and vanilla.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir together.
  5. Place the mixture in a 9×13 inch baking dish and press down the granola evenly. Bake for about an hour or until it begins to brown.
  6. Put it on a rack to cool, and let it cool completely before removing the granola. Stir in the apricots and store in an airtight container.
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Peanut Butter Granola Price Breakdown

The total cost of this recipe is $4.91.  It yields 8 cups of granola, or approximately 10 ¾-cup servings.  This comes out to $.49 per serving, a great price for a healthy, high-protein breakfast.  Your kids will love making a batch of this peanut butter granola with you.

peanut butter granola

What types of food do your children like to prepare or cook in your kitchen?

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Comments

  1. My daughter fixed chicken and cabbage fried rice for us for dinner the other day. She’d made a version in her cooking class at school using Bok Choy, but since we had leftover St Pat’s cabbage she made do with that.
    I wish my kids were cereal eaters, because this granola looks so yummy! Alas, they are more muffin or egg types.
    Thanks, Annemarie!

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