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Peanut Butter Granola!! Gluten-Free And Yummy!

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This peanut butter granola recipe is my own version of several other recipes cobbled together and is being posted on my blog at the request of my daughter Katie’s boyfriend Chris.  The main recipe source is from www.breakfastdramaqueen.com so kudos to that blogger for a great starting recipe.  I have added more ingredients because I like my granola with lots of different flavours.

Image courtesy of www.breakfastdramaqueen.com
Image courtesy of www.breakfastdramaqueen.com

Peanut Butter Granola

Dry Ingredients:

4 cups rolled oats (gluten-free if required)

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cup sliced almonds

1/2 cup shredded coconut

3 Tbsps flax seeds or flax-seed meal

3 Tbsp chia seeds

1/4 cup hemp seeds

You can add dried fruit, but add it together with the finished baked granola so that the fruit doesn’t burn.

Wet Ingredients:

1 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup maple syrup

2 Tbsps coconut oil

2 tsps vanilla

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper.  Mix all dry ingredients well in a large bowl.  In a large microwave proof dish or 2 cup glass measuring cup add all wet ingredients.  Microwave on high for 1 – 1 1/2 minutes til liquid.  Stir together well before pouring over dry ingredients.  Stir until all ingredients are well mixed.  Divide mixture between the two pans and spread out evenly.  Place in oven and bake for 40-50 minutes depending on how brown you want your granola.  Rotate the pans every so often to allow to bake evenly.  Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before storing in an air tight container.  Serve with yogurt and fresh fruit for either a delicious breakfast or dessert.  It also makes a great topping for a fruit crumble.

I hope you try this granola out, it is super easy and delicious and much more healthy than the store-bought cereals.  Cheers, Michele

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oat Bars!! Gluten-free!

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My daughter, Katie and I made these yummy bars for her to take to her future in-laws.  They are very delicious and super easy.  Try them out!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line deep baking pan with parchment paper.

3 cups smooth or crunchy peanut butter

3 eggs

2 1/4 cups of light brown sugar

1 1/2 tsps baking soda

3/4 tsp salt

3 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup oatmeal

2 cups of chocolate chips

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined.  Press mixture into baking pan in an even layer.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Remove pan from oven, let cool completely in pan before cutting into squares and eating.  They are good, still warm, with vanilla ice cream though!!  Enjoy.  Cheers, Michele