Well it's been a long week for me. Michael was out of town for an insurance seminar & I have been working my butt off. Today is my first day off since last Saturday. So today I am trying a new recipe for peanut butter granola. Mmmmm. I got the recipe from the blog "Everybody Likes Sandwiches".
peanut butter granola
2 1/2 c oats
1/2 c wheat germ
1 t vanilla extract
2 T canola oil
3 T natural peanut butter
2 T brown sugar
3 T chopped chocolate (optional)
In a large bowl, mix oats and wheat germ together. Set aside. In a small saucepan, heat up oil, peanut butter, vanilla and brown sugar over medium high heat and let it all get melty together. Pour hot mixture over oats and stir well, so that everything is covered. You may have to use your hands if your peanut butter mixture is extra stiff. Add chocolate, if using, and mix well. Spread mixture on a baking sheet or large glass baking pan and toast in a 325 degree oven for 20-30 minutes, checking on it and stirring it occasionally until mixture is dry. When cool, store in a tightly lidded container.
I'll let you know how I like it... one bit of advise I've learned from making granola. Never over toast it! Burnt granola does not taste good. Also keep stirring the granola while it is in the oven, I like to stir every 5-10 minutes. It's time consuming, but that way your granola will evenly toast.