get ready for a slew of photos…the boys had so much fun helping me make this peanut butter and jelly granola.
and what a fun mess it was. i love these kind of messes. i love when the boys are anxious to be in the kitchen with mommy helping and learning…lots of counting going on.
now i have to laugh don’t worry to my friends that i shared this with…the boys washed their hands and did not put back their licked spoons into the bowl. hahaha
the finished product. i loved the big chunks….just grab a big piece and enjoy.
look at all that goodness…nuts…oats…walnuts….and that big chunk in the bottom right corner…yeah i ate that right away.
i have to admit i am on a quest to use up 3 jars of jelly i found in the pantry (and no they are not expired i just get a lot of food in bulk)…my mission…getting things accomplished. love it.
i just made a few changes with some other ingredients i had on hand…
Enjoy the granola. you are going to love it.
peanut butter & jelly granola
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 3/4 cups ground flax
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup salted peanuts
- 1 cup pecan halves
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup almond butter (i used the brand Justin's)
- 1/2 cup honey (local)
- 1/2 cup jelly (any flavor will do i used crofter's superfruit)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1/2 cup raisins
|Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line baking sheet with silpat pad or parchment paper. |
In a large bowl combine the oats, flax, wheat germ, cinnamon, peanuts, pecans and walnuts.
In a seperate smaller glass bowl melt the peanut butter, almond butter and honey together for about 30 seconds in the microwave - till it is smooth. Pour over oat/nut mixture. Then add the jelly & oil to the top of the oat mixture. Gently mix all ingredients together.
Pour onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring halfway through. If you like smaller pieces of granola I would stir every 10-15 mintues to help break it up.
After the 40 minutes remove from oven and let cool for about 30 minutes. If you want to add raisins add them now. Yum...Enjoy!
recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction