Posts Tagged ‘granola’

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola

July 19, 2010

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cup uncooked rolled oats
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup chocolate chips 

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine JIF®, honey and cinnamon; heat through. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Place oats in a large, shallow roasting pan or a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan. Pour warm JIF® mixture over oats and stir gently until oats are coated. Spread evenly in pan.
  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off oven.
  4. Stir in peanuts and return pan to oven and let dry 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  5. Let miture cool and stir in chocolate chips. Store in covered containers.

*My kids love to eat this as a topping for yogurt. This recipe is very easy to change around and “make your own”. *

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Little Frugalista

Parfaits for Little Dude’s Birthday

May 12, 2010

I didn’t want Little Dude eating cake twice on his Birthday and wanted to send some other treat to his class for his special day. My solution….

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Parfaits

I used 10 ounce clear cups, filled them with about 5 ounces of yogurt in each cup and then topped that with about a 1/4  a cup of homemade Granola (recipe below). I added Thomas the Tank stickers to the cups to make them fun for his class and then finished them by placing  “Thomas” blue spoon in the cups.

Little Miss has a July Birthday and doesn’t get to celebrate with her classmates since school is out so I sent in Parfaits to her class as well and placed pink spoons in those….

Homemade Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Granola

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 4 1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats

Add ins….

1 cup mini chocolate chips

1 cup Peanut Butter Chips

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine peanut butter, honey and cinnamon; heat through. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Place oats in a large, shallow roasting pan or a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan. Pour warm peanut butter mixture over oats and stir gently until oats are coated. Spread evenly in pan.
  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.  
  4. Remove from oven let dry completely, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chips.
  6.  Store in covered containers.

NOTES: The “Add ins” on this recipe can be tailored to your tastes. These are just the ones I used for the Parfaits.

To make Clusters in your Granola squeeze the Mixture with your hands to form little mounds before baking.

 

Homemade Granola Bars

April 27, 2010

In an effort to stay away from High Fructose Corn Syrup and various other additives I make lots of things that your average person buys already processed and premade. This recipe is no different 🙂

From my Meal Plan this Week…

Homemade Granola Bars

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup of butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips or other goodies

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease one 9×13 inch pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, flour, baking soda, vanilla, butter, honey and brown sugar. Stir in the 2 cups assorted chocolate chips, raisins, nuts etc. (picture shows bars made with 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup peanut butter chips)
  3. Firmly press mixture into the prepared pan. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 9 minutes. Pull from oven and press mixture firmly again into the pan. Bake another 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes then cut into bars. Let bars cool completely in pan before removing or serving.