February 9, 2012

Almond (or Peanut) Butter Granola

This got rave reviews.
My Sweetie couldn't believe that I made it.  :)
Should I take that as a compliment?

I chose to.  Y.U.M.

Jennifer Jo featured it on her blog about a week and a half ago.
I altered it slightly.

One thing to note ~ I don't have peanut butter
in the house because two of our children are are deathly allergic to it.

However, I think it would be F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S.
made with peanut butter. I substituted almond butter.
And it was SO GOOD!

~ Peanut Butter (or Almond Butter) Granola ~
Adapted from Jennifer Jo's recipe.

5 cups rolled oats
2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/3 cup brown sugar (I used Sucanat)
1/3 cup liquid honey
1/3 cup unrefined organic coconut oil
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
(I used almond butter) ~ If it's salted,
decrease the amount of salt you use.
1 cup dried cranberries (or other dried fruit)

Stir the oats, nuts, and coconut together in a large bowl.
In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar,
honey, coconut oil, salt and peanut (or almond) butter
over medium heat until melted together.

Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and stir to combine.
It will be lumpy. Spread the mixture into a
10" x 15" glass baking dish and bake at 250 degrees for 60-90 minutes ~
Stir every fifteen minutes, until nicely golden in colour.
Be careful not to overdo it.

Cool to room temperature and add dried fruit.
Store in an airtight container.
Serve with creamy milk.  Enjoy!

Blessings, Camille


Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Camille ;) :)

Oh, this is so yummy!!!! I'm still staying away from all grains, for awhile at least...but I"m going to bookmark this recipe!!! I LOVE almond butter. It's got such a nice flavor to it!!! Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Trisha said...

This looks great, Camille! Thank you for sharing the love. :) Love you, my friend!

Sharon said...

Hello dear Camille :)

This sounds wonderful and I just happen to have some Almond Butter too! Thank you for sharing the recipe :)

Have a blessed evening sweetie!

Patty said...

This sounds good. I think I am going to have to make a list of all the recipes I would like to try. Maybe I would actually get around to them easier and faster. Have a great day, Camille.

Jenn said...

OH! YUMMY! We love granola here. I make it often, but this would be a great alteration to my usual! I'm going to have to get some pecans and dried cranberries!

Nadine said...

This looks delicious...I think that I will have to give this recipe a try.
Thank you for sharing!

Have a lovely weekend my friend!


Cheesemakin' Mamma said...


Camille said...

Dear Jackie ~ Yup, it is! Are you going to make it?? :)


Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I will definitely have to try it and see how they like it compared to the granola recipe I usually use. Will let you know the verdict ;)

Camille said...

Oh thank you Jackie...I do hope you all like it. And...have you posted your favourite granola recipe on your blog?? If not, maybe you would?? (No pressure!) ;-)