Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Homemade Crunchy Granola

It was always a special treat when my mother would make homemade granola.  Over the years I have carefully tasted each recipe to see if it resembled my mother's.  After trying out many different recipes, I've found one that I like, and it is not very difficult to make.  The added plus for me, is that it keeps me feeling full all the way till lunch (that doesn't happen very often).

My kids love the cereal and it keeps them full all morning long!

Peanut Butter Granola

  • 8 cups oats
  • 1/2 c margarine-melted
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1/2 c coconut
  • 1 c chopped peanuts
  • 1/2 c sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 c peanut butter 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup honey

*1/2 cup chopped chocolate chips, which
 will be added after baking.


Mix oats, coconut, peanuts, salt.  Melt all the remaining ingredients together, then pour over the dry ingredients.  Blend well.

Spread onto two cookie sheets with edges.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 min.  Stir and bake 10 more min. or until slightly browned.

Cool, add chocolate chips, store in an airtight container.