Monday, March 31, 2014

Peanut Butter Granola (Secret Recipe Club)

Peanut Butter Granola © www.foodbabylife.com

Secret Recipe Club time! This month I was assigned Curious Cuisiniere by cute couple Sarah and Tim! Their love of food really comes across on their blog and I had a great time exploring their site and bookmarking lots of recipes.

When I came time to choose I actually couldn't decide and ended up making two and funny thing is, both recipes contain peanut butter. Sarah mentions eating peanut butter straight from the jar and while I haven't done that (yet) I do love my peanut butter!

The first recipe I made was the African Sweet Potato Peanut Soup. Smooth soups always go down better at our place so I added extra stock and blended it. It was absolutely delicious and a real winner but unfortunately I didn't get a decent photo.

The second recipe I chose was the Peanut Butter Granola and it was awesome. I've been making homemade granola for ages and I've done chocolate, gluten free and ginger-spiced granolas among others, but it never occurred to me to use peanut butter.

I made a few minor changes to the recipe like swapping the honey for rice malt syrup to make it fructose free. I also left out the whole peanuts to make it child-friendly and then used crunchy peanut butter instead of smooth to give some extra crunchy texture.

3 of the 4 of us absolutely loved it but weirdly, my PB obsessed 3 year old didn't like it. Kids!

My only complaint is that it didn't make enough so next time I will definitely be making a double batch.

Great recipe, thanks Sarah and Tim!

Peanut Butter Granola
Adapted from Curious Cuisiniere

2 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup natural crunchy peanut butter
3 tbs rice malt syrup
2 tbs water
1/8 ts salt

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C / 325 degrees F. Line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.

Place the oats in a large bowl. Place the remaining ingredients in a small saucepan and stir over low heat until smooth and well combined. Pour over the oats and mix well. Tip the mixture into the prepared pan and press down (this will give you lovely clumpy granola which you can break up later).

Bake for 20 minutes then remove from the oven to break up the clumps. Bake for a further 20 minutes breaking up the clumps once during that time.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.


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26 comments:

  1. I love granola and have it every morning with my fruit and yogurt. Love this peanut butter version!! Great pick this month :-)

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  2. Goodness do I love granola! Fantabulous pick for SRC :-)

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  3. Looks delicious! My husband and son are obsessed with peanut butter. I'll definitely need to try these.

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  4. Granola is always great in the morning, my husband's favorite way to start the day...

    Have a wonderful Reveal Monday!

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  5. Yummy! I also love peanut butter (and I do eat it out of the jar) so this granola sound amazing! I also love how simple it is!

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  6. Peanut butter granola is my favorite kind! Love it over vanilla yogurt and a drizzle of honey.

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  7. what a pretty looking recipe, and I love that it has peanut butter! Great src pick this month.

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  8. Yumm!! Definitely saving this one - homemade granola sounds wonderful!

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  9. Great minds think alike, I chose granola for this month's assignment too! Yours looks amazing. Happy reveal day!

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  10. Homemade granola is the best! Such a money saver and I love that you can add as much or as little sugar as you want... great SRC pick!

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  11. Glad you enjoyed both recipes! It's always good to find a fellow pb lover!

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  12. So easy! I need to update my breakfast routine and love some peanut butter for added protein.

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  13. I am always looking for a new granola recipe. Of course peanut butter wins by favor. Happy Reveal Day!!

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  14. I love homemade granola, too, and can't believe it never occurred to me to add peanut butter either. Fun! I'll definitely try it soon.

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  15. How simple! I'm a pb freak, so this is right up my alley. Great pick this month! :)

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  16. I've yet to make granola, but it is on my bucket list. Peanut butter granola sounds fantastic.

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  17. oh Yum!! it has peanut butter so it has to be good right?! Great choice

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  18. I'm all out of granola at present - this sounds like the perfect solution! Great choice!

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  19. Hi Susan! I had your blog this month and made the Whole Wheat Bread...we loved having it for breakfast toasted with some blueberry jam! Thanks for a great recipe!

    The granola you chose for this month's SRC looks fab.....granola always makes a great breakfast. Great SRC pick!

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  20. Sounds great!! I love granola~ Great pick~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  21. This looks and sounds great! I have been eating peanut butter from the jar forever! The calories don't count that way =)

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  22. This looks divine and so simple! My granolas usually have about 30+ ingredients. I think I need to try this next.

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  23. I love making my own granola, but I never would have thought to add peanut butter to the mix. Can't wait to use up my current batch so I can give this a try.

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  24. The granola sounds great, but the soup sounds really awesome! I'm a big fan of peanut butter in savoury recipes.

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  25. This looks and sounds great! I have been eating peanut butter from the jar forever! The calories don't count that way =)

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