March 15, 2011

Peanut Butter Granola and Granola Bars

On Friday night, my hubby had to work late so I was all by my lonesome. I decided that I wanted to get creative in the kitchen and came up with this recipe that turned out wonderful.

Peanut Butter Granola and Granola Bars
2 cups of rolled oats
1/3 cup almonds
1/4 cup peanut butter (I used Krema smooth)
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar free maple syrup
2 tablespoons chia seeds (optional)
1/2 cup dried fruit (I used a mixed berry combo)
2 tablespoons water

1. Heat PB in the microwave for 15 seconds or until melted.
2. Pour all ingredients together in a baking pan and mix well.

3. Bake at 350 for about 20-30 minutes depending on how chewy or firm you want your bars.
4. Take out of the oven and let cool completely. Cut into portions.

5. These bars will be crumbly so any extra pieces left behind (I had a lot) can be eaten as granola.

I have never made granola or granola bars before and was very impressed on how easy it was and how great they turned out. I will be making these again in the near future.  Even my hubby liked them!

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  1. Wow, all these great peanut butter recipes I keep finding and I have no peanut butter in the house, lol!

  2. nomnomnom...this looks delish! I'm always on the hunt for good granola recipes :)

    (so glad you linked up to Tag Back Tuesdays! love your blog!)

  3. Saw you at Simply Wyrdings' Good Friends post. Now following. Happy Tuesday!

  4. oh yummy! this recipe looks TOO good :)

    Might be trying that this week!

  5. This recipe looks excellent! I will be trying this very soon.

  6. Yummm!
    Following you from the Blog Hop!
    would love for you to stop by

  7. Oooooooooooooo...delicious!..Thank you for connecting...following you back from Adventures at Greenacre...looking foward to more of your healthy eating tips...I certainly need them! ; )

  8. Hi!Newest follower from The Totally Tuesday Hop-- stopping by to say hello! Would love if ya followed back! Your recipes look yummy! LOVE your blog!


  9. mmmm.... that looks SO good!! I'm a new follower, would love if you followed back!!

  10. I can't believe how easy this looks. I'll have to try it! Thanks for dropping by my blog--just returning the love!

    Meara at Not Twenty-Seven Yet

  11. I love granola! I make my Dad's recipe with oats, honey, raisins, sunflower seeds & wheat germ. I actually have oats on the shopping list this week, so I can make some more! :)

    Thanks for stopping by this morning. Following back! Have a great day!


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