peanut butter & jelly granola

March 28, 2013

in Recipes, snacks

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

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the finished product. i loved the big chunks….just grab a big piece and enjoy.

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look at all that goodness…nuts…oats…walnuts….and that big chunk in the bottom right corner…yeah i ate that right away.

peanut butter & jelly granola

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 went to my goto gal Sally of Sally’s Baking Addiction to look for a recipe and saw her peanut butter & jelly granola….that is it.makin 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

Ingredients

  • 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

Optional

  • 1/2 cup raisins

Directions

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

 

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl April 1, 2013 at 1:54 pm

This looks amazing!! I love anything PB & J related :).
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anotherbiteplease April 1, 2013 at 7:10 pm

thanks hannah…it is so good….we ate it all up!

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Reba- Not So Perfect Life March 29, 2013 at 7:09 pm

What exactly is wheat germ? I’ve been seeing it in ingredients list and am wondering if it is worth buying it!
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anotherbiteplease March 30, 2013 at 8:13 am

I buy Bob’s Red Mill…the bag states it is the heart of the wheat berry…a natural source of folic acid, fiber, vit E and more…

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Reba- Not So Perfect Life March 31, 2013 at 3:25 pm

humm… ok sounds like I need it in my pantry 😉
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anotherbiteplease March 31, 2013 at 8:37 pm

ummmm….yes you do :-)

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Becky @ Olives n Wine March 28, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Peanut butter and jelly is one of my favorite combinations!! It is so cute that you have such great helpers :) I wouldn’t deny the opportunity to lick a spoon while baking either!
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anotherbiteplease March 29, 2013 at 8:45 am

they are great helpers…especially with “clean up” as in licking spoons and bowls. hahaha

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Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies March 28, 2013 at 8:51 am

That looks like a tasty, sticky mess! Great way to use up your extra jelly, thought now I feel compelled to go buy a bunch to make this… so you should’ve just sent your extra jars on over 😉
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anotherbiteplease March 29, 2013 at 8:44 am

lol kelly…if you lived right here I would have!

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Haley @ The Saucy Apple March 28, 2013 at 8:27 am

I love that you let your boys sit on the counter! That’s what memories are made of (well, that and pb and j, of course). :)
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anotherbiteplease March 29, 2013 at 8:43 am

:-) thanks Haley…they always get excited when they can sit on the counter.

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