Peanut butter granola
I have recently discovered that I actually like peanut butter after years and years of avoiding it like the plague. The first time I tasted peanut butter it was one of those cheap junk versions with lots of added nasties (and probably not too many peanuts) and I just hated the flavor and texture, it felt like it was growing in my mouth. I still remember the experience and flavor all too well and so I didn’t eat it again for years. However, last month I decided to give it another try and this time I bought an organic one with nothing but peanuts and a little sea salt and as it turns out I actually like it!! Haha I am stupidly excited about that because I already have a million ideas for recipes with peanut butter, so please bear with me if the blog becomes a bit flooded with peanut butter recipes the next couple of weeks ;)
The first of many peanut butter recipes (sorry, I promise I’ll get over it) is this peanut butter granola that I am completely obsessed with. I have been using it as a topping for pretty much everything and I absolutely love how indulgent it makes my smoothie bowls taste.
1.5 cup oats
1/2 cup almonds, chopped
1/4 cup cacao nibs (buy them here)
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons chia seeds (buy them here or here)
5 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey (use agave if vegan)
3 tablespoons water
1/3 cup raisins
1/4 cup goji berries (buy them here)
You can find the recipe for the smoothie bowl right here.
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- Start by preheating your oven to 150 c / 300 f
- Add the peanut butter, honey and water to a pan on medium heat and stir until everything is melted and well combined.
- Add the rest of the ingredients (except the raisins and goji berries) and mix well until everything is well coated in the peanut butter/honey mixture.
- Pour the granola onto a pan lined with baking paper and toast it in the oven for about 15 minutes at 150 c / 300 f while stirring every 5 minutes. The granola is done when it is toasted and lightly golden.
- Let it cool, add the raisins and goji berries and store it in an airtight jar.