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Powdered Peanut Butter and Honey Granola

Peanut Butter and Honey Granola
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I found an ingredient in my store for “powdered peanut butter”. It’s basically peanut butter in powdered form as the name states. Wow this can unlock so many options where the consistency of the ordinary peanut butter omitted it from recipes. So I thought I would give it a try on Granola.

Now ordinarily I use Maple Syrup and Honey but only use traditional peanut butter if I am making a granola bar but not run of the mill granola. This stuff changes that for granola.

The other discovery I made during my 21day body makeover was Coconut Oil and MCT. If you every used coconut oil in the jar it behaves like chap stick. Melts easily but comes in solid form. MCT is liquid form with whatever made it a solid is removed. So it’s super easy to work with and you can use it like a typical oil.
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Ingredients:
4 cups GF Oats (Red Mill)
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
1/4 cup local honey
1/4 cup MCT oil or melted coconut oil
1/4 Powdered Peanut Butter
2 pinched of Kosher Salt
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Walnuts
Macadamia Nuts
Dried Cranberries
Dried Figs diced
Whatever else you like in your granola

Directions:
Super easy and almost not worth describing but I do have a tip for you.
1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees. In a baking sheet that is sprayed or lined with parchment paper take your oats, oil, honey, syrup and peanut butter powder and mix well. Cook for 1 hour.

2. In a bowl add the rest of your “add-ins” and coat them with a little of honey, syrup, PB powder and oil and coat so that it mirrors the oats.

3. After the oats roast/bake for an hour add the other ingredients and cook for 90 minutes or until the granola is to your liking. I found that keeping the nuts out for that hour saves them from getting burned. Especially if you like crunchy or hard granola. Serve over, milk, yogurt or even plain.
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Basic Granola

Granola

  • Servings: 5-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Breakfast sometimes requires the easiest thing possible given the time constraints of the day. Going fast is where I tend to get into trouble and turn to cereals, bagels, muffins, or even drive thrus. Home made granola is super easy to make and while it does contain oats and sugar, it’s a better bad option for breakfast or even a snack. Enjoy it plain, with milk or yogurt. This recipe is what I call a “base” recipe that can be built upon with your favorites (coconut, seeds, chia, raisins, peanut butter, curry, chili powder etc)

Home made granola
Home made granola

Ingredients:
3 cups of thick rolled oats
1/2 cup of chopped dried apricots (optional)
1/2 cup of dried cranberries
1/4 cup of brown sugar (more or less based upon preference)
1/4 cup of vegetable / coconut oil (anything flavorless)
1 cup almonds
1 cup cashews
1-2 tsp of Kosher Salt

Directions:
you ready? mix everything in a bowl except for the fruit.
Even it out on a baking pan and put it into a 250 degree oven.
Stir/mix up every 15mins or so until about 1.15hrs.
Remove and let cool and add your dried fruit