It's That Easy: Granola Recipe

I amazed at how expensive granola is in the store! Did you know that granola is super easy and cheaper than the stuff in the store?  We eat so much of it that I keep it in a pretty container on the counter. So here it is..... ENJOY!

Peanut Butter Granola

1/2 cup of vegetable oil or coconut oil ( I use coconut oil)

1/2 to 3/4 cup peanut butter

1/2 to 3/4  cup honey or real maple syrup ( sometimes I mix the two)

1 tsp vanilla

3 to 4 cups of whole oats

Mix the wet ingredients in a large pot on the stove. When it is all melted together take it off the heat and add your oats. If you like your granola clumpy add less oats.

Spread it on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until it is golden brown. Stir it every 15 minutes. Cool and pour into a container.

We keep our granola simple but sometimes I like to throw in some shredded coconut, raisins, and toasted pecans. Add whatever you like or whatever you have on hand. You can do that step halfway through baking it. If you do it at the beginning the raisins have a tendency to harden.

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This recipe is a rough estimate of how much ingredients I use. I literally just dump in the ingredients. I do not measure very often and that is something Brook just doesn't understand. When you are in the kitchen all the time you learn to eyeball it, plus it makes for less clean-up!