Granola with peanut butter and chocolate

Granola with peanut butter and chocolate

Granola with peanut butter and chocolate

My latest addiction is peanut butter chocolate granola. Old fashioned oats, cashews, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds, topped with a delectable peanut butter-honey-maple-syrup combo and small chocolate chips!! This granola is perfect for giving as a gift!

On a gray plate, a side image shows an unusually big jar tilted on its side with granola spilling out.

Everything is better with granola. It transforms basic oatmeal, vanilla yogurt, and milk into a massive party.

P A R T Y, P A R T Y, P A R T Y

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I figured it was time for a new twist on this party after preparing my original granola recipe earlier this year and making it for family and friends over and over again (at their request). This recipe is even simpler, with fewer ingredients, but it packs a punch in terms of flavor.

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The ingredients for my NEW Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola are listed below.
The DRY components are as follows:

Oatmeal, cashews, and a mix of pumpkin and sunflower seeds

tiny chocolate chips with cinnamon (added AFTER the granola has cooled)
The WET components are as follows:

peanut butter with honey and coconut oil
maple syrup that is 100% pure
vanilla
Shots of 1) the dry ingredients in a glass dish and the liquid components in another bowl, and 2) the cooked granola on a baking sheet, taken from above.
A side image of a tiny round white bowl with granola and a measuring spoon.

Do you want to know what aspect of my granola addiction I like second most (after the taste)? It’s perfect for GIFTS!!

Place granola bags in the freezer.
Fill a jar with goodies anytime you need a last-minute present or want to surprise a friend.
Wrap a piece of string over the jar’s top and voila! A thoughtful and very charming present.

Granola with peanut butter and chocolate
My latest addiction is peanut butter chocolate granola. Old fashioned oats, cashews, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds, topped with a delectable peanut butter-honey-maple-syrup combo and small chocolate chips!! This granola is perfect for giving as a gift!

4 cups oats, old fashioned
1.5 cup coarsely chopped cashews or peanuts
1.5 cup blend of sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds
a pinch of cinnamon
a third cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter 1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup maple syrup, undiluted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips, mini

Instructions
Combine the oats, cashews, sunflower seeds/pumpkin seeds, and cinnamon in a mixing dish. Stir everything together thoroughly.
Combine coconut oil, honey, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla in a separate bowl. Heat for 30 seconds, stirring constantly, until creamy.
Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients to coat them. Everything has to be soaked.
Using baking spray, coat two baking sheets. Fill both pans with granola, spreading it out to make a thin layer.
Preheat oven to 325°F and bake for 30 minutes, stirring once after 15 minutes. To avoid burning, keep a watchful eye on the oven near the end.
Remove the pans from the oven and set them aside to cool. After the granola has cooled fully, sprinkle chocolate chips on top and swirl to combine.
Refrigerate or freeze in an airtight container.

Notes
Instead of a blend, you can use all pumpkin seeds or all sunflower seeds.
Bake until the mixture is golden brown and aromatic, about 30 minutes. To avoid burning, keep a watchful eye on the oven near the end.
Granola should be kept in the freezer for optimal results. Our favorite way to eat granola is straight from the freezer.
The finest presents are made of granola. Simply pour some into a mason jar, tie it up with string, and give it away.

357 calories | 36 grams of carbohydrates | 9 grams of protein | 20 grams of fat | 8 grams of saturated fat | 1 milligram of cholesterol | 48 milligrams of sodium | 268 milligrams of potassium | 3 grams of fiber | 17 grams of sugar