Crunchy Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola that tastes just like you favorite PB&J sandwich. The big granola clusters with peanuts and cranberries make a perfect snack or yogurt topping.
So guess what? Yesterday was Sunday again!
And by now, you may know that Sundays are my granola-making days. Not every Sunday. But usually when I make granola it is on a Sunday.
After all of last week's beet love I was so ready to return to one of my old loves: granola! The beets project was amazing and I must say I learned so much about that versatile vegetable. From knowing how to make one dish with it all the way to an entire week of recipes, I am happy to have shared my beet bonanza with you all. Now, we land the plane gently on a granola tarmac and prepare for disembarkment to deliciousness.
Get Amongst The Beets and Giveaway
As such, I am far from being over beets. I still had 4 exemplars in the fridge when there were another 6(!) beetroots in this week's CSA box. I guess I will be slowly cooking, baking, roasting and blending through all the awesome recipes from the beet-roundup!
By the way, if you haven't entered for the Food Processor Giveaway yet, there is still time until tonight at midnight. So hop on over!
Combing Three Incredible Ingredients: Oats, PB, & J
Alrighty, back to breakfast now. Today's flavor combo is a love marriage between granola & peanut butter jam sandwiches.
It's like a healthier, more adult way to eat PB&J sammies. (I have done something similar before with PBJ sweet rolls.)
I literally just combined the rolled oats with peanut butter and jam (and a little coconut oil). Then baked it all until fragrant and crunchy. I used regular peanut butter and some homemade berry jam from my mom. I am certain any flavor of jam or even jelly that you prefer or have standing at home will work too.
Swap Out Ingredients For Increased Healthiness As You Prefer
But if you would like to make this granola a little healthier and without refined sugar, you can swap in natural peanut butter and you can also incorporate this healthy chia jam.
Usually granola made with nut butters results in bigger clusters, which makes it perfect for snacking. And it's also fantastic as a yogurt topping. I can say this for certain, since I am currently gobbling this Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola up by the bowl-full.
Are you a fellow granola fiend? Any flavor combos you'd like to see on here? I am always up for suggestions.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons jam I used homemade berry jam
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 cups rolled oats
- ¼ cup peanuts roasted & salted
- ¼ cup cranberries dried
- Preheat your oven to 325 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or silpat.
- Place peanut butter, jam and coconut oil in a heatproof bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds (or shortly put in preheating oven) to slightly melt the ingredients. Add the rolled oats and stir until everything is combined and evenly coated.
- Spread mixture on prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Stir once halfway through.
- Toss the baked granola with with peanuts and cranberries. Store cooled granola in an airtight container (like a mason jar) at room temperature.
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