Monday, March 19, 2012

Peanut Buttery Coconut Granola

I have a few recipes for peanut butter granola, but with the use of regular PB, it gives a much higher fat content. So I thought why not try PB2 and take the calories down a bit as well? I am SO excited with how this turned out. It bakes up with nice chunks, a perfect crunchy, peanut buttery granola! And I do have this thing with pairing PB & coconut. They ROCK together! Enjoy!

**HINT: This would be amazing with a few dark chocolate chips sprinkled on top as well.**

Peanut Buttery Coconut Granola

3 cups rolled oats, a hearty variety (I use Rogers Porridge Oats)
1/2 cup dry roasted or raw peanuts
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup of PB2
1/2 cup large chip unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup coconut sugar (aka: palm sugar)
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup ground flax

Mix above together in large bowl.

Whisk these together in a small bowl:

1/2 cup honey
2 Tablespoons of coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla

Add wet ingredients to dry then mix well until coated. Using your hands makes it go much easier! Spread on parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 300 for about 25 minutes. You do NOT want to over bake!

Cool and store in freezer or airtight container. I like to eat ALL my granola right from the freezer.

Makes 28 1/4 cup servings

Per 1/4 cup serving: (Based on my ingredients used)
Calories: 107
Fat: 4.9 g
Carbs: 14.4 g
Protein: 3.4 g