Happy Hump Day, everyone! I’m going to share with you a PB Granola recipe – I made this Monday night and can’t keep my hand outta the granola jar! First, though, I’ll re-cap you on my day. When I woke up Tuesday morning, I had a little bit of CPA studying to do before I was able to go on an easy run. I ran super slow , since I’m just getting back into the swing of things. I ran 5K and running slow felt really good and easy, and I wanted to just keep on going, but work called my name.
Before leaving for work, I ate a bowl of apple walnut oatmeal, topped with my PB granola! I cooked my oatmeal, apples, and walnuts on the stove, and sprinkled the granola at the end.
I’m well aware at how attractive and professional looking this bowl of oatmeal looks. My food photography skills are just out of this world, aren’t they?
Anyway, the pb granola recipe is very similar to my basic Homemade Granola recipe I shared with you all last month, with just a few tweaks and some added PB madness!
Peanut Butter Granola
5 cups rolled oats
1 cups chopped/slivered almonds
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sugar free maple syrup
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
3 tbsp cinnamon
4 tbsp natural peanut butter
Preheat your oven to 250°. Combine oats, almonds, walnuts, coconut, sugar, cinnamon in a large bowl. Mix to ensure an even distribution of the ingredients. In a different bowl, combine canola oil, maple syrup, and honey. Add the syrupmixture to the dry mixture. Finally, add 4 tbsp of peanut butter and stir until incorporated. Spread out on 2 baking sheets and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes for even color. Remove from oven and let cool before eating. It was super tasty and I made a nice big ol’ batch to have around for a while.
Initially I was worried that the peanut butter would make the granola sticky in the end, but it didn’t at all – it baked in perfectly with the other ingredients!
After work, my mom and I met up with friends that have been in our lives since I was 6 years old – Michelle and her mom, Sharon. We hadn’t gotten together in years, and it was so wonderful to spend a few hours with the both of them! We went to Bonefish, so obviously the food was delicious, too.
Today brings a long day of work and class, and hopefully a nice long run with Derek when the day is over. He’s been traveling for work the past couple of weeks, so it’s been hard for us to run or get to the gym together, so I look forward to lacing up our sneaks’ this evening!