Such a great homemade granola recipe, you won’t even realize you are being crunchy! It’s hearty and an essential for any peanut butter lover. So good I eat it for dessert, by the handful sans milk even.
3/4 Cup Peanut Butter (I use a natural one without added sugar)
1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
1/2 to 2/3 Cup Honey (I am usually closer to the 2/3 cup)
3 Cups Oats
1 1/2 Cup Wheat Germ
1/2 Cup Chopped Nuts (My go to is chopped walnuts)
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 Cup Raisins or other dried fruit
Combine peanut butter, coconut oil and honey in small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally until melted.
Mix together oats, wheat germ and nuts in mixing bowl.
Add the melted mixture and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
Spread onto large cookie sheet. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes until lightly browned. Add raisins or dried fruit when cooled completely. Store in the refrigerator in covered container. Enjoy and make often!
Just to give you a good laugh…while opening the bag of wheat germ it fell out of my hands and wheat germ went all over the floor and in one of my drawers. While distracted with the clean up, I had lost track of the time and the granola turned a little more brown than I would have liked. Hence the reason for no final product picture, although it still tastes delish. Happy Monday everyone!