Friday, July 19, 2013

Sweet tooth, satisfied.

All day long, all I can think about is peanut butter.

Is my body craving the sugar? The protein? I just want PEANUT BUTTER!

I was going to make oatmeal cookies, then maybe some peanut butter ones but opted to try making some sort of granola concoction that I could snack on, throw on some yogurt or mush up with some bananas.

My mom had told me how she makes her granola for her breakfast every day, but she puts sugar and raisins and other stuff I did not have on hand nor did I want to use it.

In my pantry, I had all of the necessary items and a little bit of extra time.

This little monkey decided to help me.




I have only made this one time before and I modified it this time around. I sprinkled a small amount of Stevia instead of using brown sugar and mixed up some PB2 instead of "regular" peanut butter. 






What made it easiest for me was to mix the oats and coconut oil first, then add in the honey and peanut butter. It made it easier to blend everything together. I sprinkled the stevia on top and lightly mixed that in. 






Once everything was pretty well blended I spread it out on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and placed in the preheated oven. 






I am not going to lie.... I may have sampled some of this mixture before placing it in the oven. It was pretty amazing, and could definitely be eaten like this as well.  






I baked in the oven at 350 for approximately 10 minutes, stirring it up once about half way through. I was watching it, to see when it turned slightly brown and thats when I pulled it out. It probably could have gone longer and gotten a little crunchier but to me, it's perfect. Just the right amount of crunch. 







So delicious! The perfect healthy, clean snack! If you make some, and make any changes, let me know how they turn out!! I'd LOVE to hear! 






Recipe

1 1/4 C Rolled Oats (I used Quaker Old Fashioned this time)
1/4 C Peanut Butter
1 1/2 tsp Coconut Oil
1 TBS Honey
1/2 tsp (approx) Stevia to sweeten 

Mix ingredients, spread onto wax or parchment paper and bake 350degrees for 10-12 minutes depending on desired crunch. Enjoy!! 




2 comments:

Erin said...

Blog looks Great Rene! and so do these...Yum!

Rene said...

Thanks Erin!