...based on two of my favorite things—oats and peanut butter.
I think I've already admitted to the internet world that oatmeal is at the very, very top of my list of favorite foods. Sometimes the basics are the best! And when you add natural peanut butter and honey to this particular basic, it makes it even more amazing. Try it!*
Lately, though, I've been on a bit of a granola kick.

Sun coming up  much later + morning run +  extra busy at work = not enough time to cook oatmeal in the morning, apparently.

But granola and yogurt with my coffee at my desk? 

That I can manage. Searching through all the options of store-bought granola—even the varieties you can find in the bulk/natural foods section—are usually loaded with sugar and fat and it's just not worth it.
*unless you have a peanut allergy, then ignore my advice. It sucks, I swear. 

So I decided to try making my own granola. I looked at many, many recipes, and combined various ideas and measurements. Mostly, I wanted to avoid unnecessary oils and sugars, and keep it as raw as possible. 
For flavor, I wanted peanut butter anyway, which has plenty of naturally occurring oil. The banana came into play not only because its flavor goes well with peanut butter, but because it's also a great natural sweetener. Mashed banana, some honey, and a splash of vanilla, and it would be plenty sweet without being overbearing—or having any refined sugars!

Now I actually don't have pictures of the process, because I really wasn't sure how it'd turn out, but I've already gotten several requests to post the recipe after I shared a shot on Instagram, so I shall oblige!
                                                    Ingredients

                                        3 c. old fashioned rolled oats
                                        2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
                                        3 Tbsp. wheat germ
                                        3/4 c. sliced raw almonds
                                        1/2 c. raw walnuts, chopped
                                        pinch of salt
                                        1/2 c. natural peanut butter

                                        1/4 c. + 1 Tbsp honey
                                        1 very ripe banana, mashed
                                        1/2 tsp. vanilla
                                        1 c. dried fruit, optional (strawberries, apple)

                                                    Directions

1. Preheat oven to 300. In a large bowl, combine oats, flaxseed, wheat germ, almonds, walnuts, and salt. Mix well and set aside.

2. On the stove, melt peanut butter and honey over low heat, stirring constantly. Add mashed banana and vanilla; stir well to combine. 

3. Drizzle warm peanut butter mixture over the dry oats mixture, and coat well. 


4. Spread granola across a baking sheet (it may take two). Cook for 35-45 minutes, depending on your oven, until it is crunchy. Stir the granola often, encouraging clumps and making sure it cooks evenly and doesn't burn. I set a timer to stir it every 4 minutes. This is a great recipe to make when you're already in the kitchen or nearby, since it needs to be closely monitored. 

5. Allow to cool completely before stirring in dried fruit and storing in an airtight container, where it will keep for 3 weeks. (I used freeze dried strawberries from Trader Joe's, and it was perfect!)


This recipe makes about 5 cups.
By far the best part of making your own granola is that you can control what goes into it. I'm sure I'll make another batch soon, and this time I'll be more intentional about photographing some of the process!
Happy baking, and feel free to share any granola tips!


Enjoy!
 


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