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Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Honey Granola

Gluten Free Oats are baked with a peanut butter glaze, to become a crisp and delicious granola.





Last week, rolled oats were on sale, so I bought myself a couple bags. I never really grew up eating oatmeal, I think I tried it once, but it just wasn't sweet enough. But lately, I've been enjoying oatmeal more often. I love to add fruit to my oatmeal, it helps with the sweetness and adds delicious bursts of freshness. One of my favourite things to make with oats is granola. The kids really love granola and I love that it's a great healthy snack. The kids often have granola as an after school snack. It's a great way to refuel after a long day.


When I was getting ready to make granola the other day, I noticed I had a jar of honey roasted peanuts leftover from Christmas. With all the other treats we had, we just didn't open this jar. I knew I wanted to incorporate them into the granola somehow. When thinking of what goes well with honey, I immediately thought- peanut butter! The men in my life are huge PB and honey fans, so I decided to try making some peanut butter and honey granola. This granola doesn't bake as long as other granola, since the peanut butter and honey browns very quickly. It still comes out delicious and crispy, which is important in a great granola.






Peanut Butter & Honey Granola


4 C gluten free Old fashion rolled oats (I use Bob's Red Mill)

1/2 C shredded coconut

1/3 C honey

1/2 C creamy peanut butter

2 Tbs coconut oil

1 C honey roasted peanuts, chopped (I use Planter's which is GF)

2/3 C peanut butter chips (Nestle)


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.


Place oats and shredded coconut in a large mixing bowl; set aside.


In a sauce pot, over medium-low heat, combine the honey, peanut butter and coconut oil. Heat until melted and smooth. Pour over oat mixture, and stir to evenly coat oats and coconut.


Spread out evenly onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes. The mixture will brown quickly. Remove from oven when granola becomes a nice deep golden brown.


Let cool on baking sheet until it comes to room temperature. Add in the chopped peanuts and peanut butter chips, and using your hands break apart the granola. Store in an air tight container.

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