When the Californians visited us, they brought me something so ingenious I just had to try making it myself, after I ran all out. I’m talking about peanut butter granola. It’s so simple, yet it’s so awesome it hurts my teeth.
Good thing there’s this internet thing where you can search for recipes and stuff. Obviously every recipe is different, so I just mixed and matched for my liking and tried making a first batch.
It was only a mild success, since I put the oven on circulation to heat it up, and forgot to turn it off. Now there’s something that’ll burn things before you even notice.
Anyway, it’s frickin simple:
- 3 cups oats
- 1/3 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla sugar
- Pinch of salt
Put butter and peanut butter in a pan, and heat it up until it’s smooth. Add honey, sugar and salt, and keep heated until you get a nice goo. Be careful not to burn it, because it will.
Preheat the oven (not using circulation) to about 175° Celcius or 375° Fahrenheit. Put oats and peanuts in a bowl, cover with the mixture and toss until oats are covered with the stuff. Put it on a baking sheet and in the oven.
Now, the actual toasting time depends on your liking. I left it in for 20 minutes, and I reckon that was too long. 10 minutes might even be enough, I’ll have to play with that. Do stir the granola from time to time so that all sides are toasted nicely.
For me, the three tablespoons of peanut butter might actually not be enough, so I’ll play with that (as in, add a lot more peanut butter) too.
Leave to cool for 30 minutes or so and put them into your favorite granola jar. Enjoy!