OK, I have two incredibly important questions for you tonight:
1. How do you pronounce granola? Do you say gruh-NO-luh or GRAY-NO-luh?
2. And, what would you add to this Peanut Butter Granola recipe? It has oats, wheat germ, coconut, honey, vanilla, crunchy peanut butter and raisins. It’s loaded with good stuff. But it seems like something’s missing. Brown sugar? Chocolate? Krispy Kremes? Help a woman out.
UPDATE! I took your advice and changed the original recipe. Here’s our revision:
Peanut Butter Granola
Adapted from James and Miriam Brenneman (via “A Taste of Shiloh”)
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 1/4 cup sweetened coconut
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 ounces unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
- 1/8 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, stir together the oats, peanuts, wheat germ, coconut, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
- In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the applesauce, peanut butter and honey, and microwave for about 30 seconds, until you can stir the peanut butter into the mixture. Stir in the vanilla.
- Pour wet mixture over dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
- Spread the mixture on a large baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
- Once the mixture cools, add raisins.