Today I am featuring Cook at Home’s recipe for Peanut Butter Granola for the Food Bloggers Recipe Swap! This easy breakfast staple comes together quickly with only a few ingredients. Warmed peanut butter and honey are seasoned with cinnamon and vanilla. The mixture is whisked until smooth, then used as a coating for the oats. They are baked for about 8 minutes and will develop a crunchy texture as they cool. Once the mixture has completely cooled, store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to a couple of weeks.
Sarah, the blogger behind Cook at Home features gluten-free and often dairy-free recipes. She especially loves the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. She has a wide variety to choose from and I also pinned her Maple Crumb Cupcakes, Cilantro Lime Salmon, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies, Balsamic Mustard Salad Dressing, Mango Chicken Pizza, and Lemon Coconut Slice for later.
My mom was visiting last week for Claire’s birthday and this Peanut Butter Granola was perfect to have on hand for an easy breakfast. We paired it with yogurt, fresh berries, and chocolate chips. This recipe is easily doubled.
Peanut Butter Granola
Adapted from Cook at Home
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup oats
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment or lightly grease.
In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the peanut butter and honey. Microwave until softened enough to whisk until smooth, about 20 seconds. Stir in the cinnamon and vanilla extract. Fold in the oats until well-coated.
Spread the oats in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until lightly golden, about 8 minutes. Cook until room temperature and crisp before storing in an airtight container.