May 9, 2021

Peanut Butter Granola

 Another pecan recipe that I want to know where to find. 😄

Yes! Those are our strawberries! (With slug bites trimmed off).

Peanut Butter Granola

  • 8 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (1 large 42-ounce box)
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup natural crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt (optional)
  • dried fruit (optional)

In a saucepan, gently heat peanut butter, honey, and salt until liquidy. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Stir well. Spread out on baking pans or sheets. (I use three 9x13-inch pans). Bake at low heat (225°F / 110°C), stirring every 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown (about 40 to 50 minutes). Remove from oven and continue to stir occasionally until cool. Makes a gallon jar's worth. 

Recipe Notes: 
  • If adding dried fruit, add after baking so it stays soft and moist.
  • I only add dried fruit when fresh fruit isn't in season.
  • Any or all ingredients can be substituted!
Try:
  • different rolled grains
  • different nuts
  • different sweeteners
  • different spices
  • different nut butters
  • substitute butter for nut butter

We eat our granola with kefir instead of milk. 


Peanut Butter Granola © May 2021 by Leigh

15 comments:

  1. I can't tell you how good those (trimmed!) strawberries look! Yours are two months ahead of ours!

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  2. Have not tried a granola recipe like this. Will give it a go. Looks good! Can't wait for my strawberries. Yours look so luscious!!!

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  3. Mama Pea, I thrilled with the strawberries. Gonna make strawberry shortcake for dessert today!

    Daisy, and it is!

    Nina, I admit that I'm picking them with some green still on them. That's mostly to stay ahead of the slugs. They aren't as bad in my wood chip mulched beds, but a few are willing to cross the chips for strawberries!

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  4. Thank you, Leigh! This looks like an awesome recipe! A keeper for sure!

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  5. Have you ever dehydrated your own strawberries? They'd be a great addition to this. For non fresh strawberry times. This granola recipe is similar to mine, but I also add wheat germ.

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  6. I think I'm going to have to print out this recipe! So many possibilities, though I know I'll stick with honey for the sweetener. We seem to have a surplus these days.

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    1. I'm guessing two sheet pans would work as well as three 9x13?

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    2. Wyomingheart, it's our current favorite breakfast!

      Jo, I have in the past, but I rarely get enough to do something like dehydrate or make jam. I only have something like a dozen plants left. Hopefully, I can propagate more this year.

      Kelly, it makes a lot so you'd just have to see how well two sheet plans work. I like the high sides of the 9x13s for stirring. I tend to be pretty messy with most things. :P

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  7. Granola is one of those things I really like to munch on but rarely do and have never attempted making it though I know if it fairly easy to do so. I'm not sure why either of those things are that way in my household. I suspect it is because I was just never brought up around granola.

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  8. Like Ed, Granola is something I love to eat when it is there but seldom think about making it (although it seems relatively straight forward).

    On another note, I can assure you that dehydrated or freeze dried strawberries are highly valued here by the rabbits for snacks. It is their favorite!

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  9. Ed, I was reluctant to make it in the past because it's fairly time consuming. It's not hard to do, but it needs to be stirred frequently to brown easily. So it's a good job if I'm doing something else in the kitchen. Now that we're enjoying it so much for breakfast, I find it easier to work it into my schedule.

    TB, I should think that dehydrated strawberries would be a favorite for everybody! :) I think granola making, like everything else, just has to be a part of the routine.

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  10. One of mine and the two legged kids was a almond recipe for granola in the Deaf Smith Cookbook. Does the peanut butter work as a substitution for any added oil or butter?

    Will try a batch of this and share with family.

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  11. Goatldi, almonds would be yummy! I regret that we lost our almond tree last year, having only gotten one descent crop (and that one difficult to shell).

    Yes, the peanut butter substitutes for oil or butter. I had to experiment with amounts, but half and half with honey works very well. I think almond butter would work too!

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    1. In fact, I'll probably re-name this "peanut butter granola" for my recipe page, because the pecans are easily substituted with other nuts and/or seeds. I think the PB defines the recipe better.

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