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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Granola

The best granola is made with peanut butter


 My boys are huge into peanut butter and sure do love peanut butter sandwiches for breakfast and lunch. I try to encourage them to eat something else for breakfast like oatmeal but they complain that oatmeal takes too long to make and is boring. The only other thing that my boys will eat for breakfast is a bowl of cereal. I stopped buying cereal a long time ago as most cereal is loaded with sugar. When I do treat the boys to a box of cereal, it is gone in a day as they snack on it all day so buying cereal can get expensive in my house with hungry boys.


Swerve the ultimate sugar replacement

 I don't like to feed my boy's too much sugar as it is not healthy. My youngest son also tends to misbehave when he consumes too much sugar. So if I can substitute the sugar for a natural sugar replacement all the better. I decide to swap out the honey in my granola recipe for a natural zero-calorie sweetener to make it a healthy breakfast cereal for the boys. That way they did not head to school all sugared up. I like that Swerve can be measured just like regular sugar so I don't have to play the guessing game of how much to use. This sweetener has no bitter taste like Stevia and since it is non-glycemic it has no effect on blood glucose or insulin levels. Swerve is also made from ingredients found in select fruits and starchy root vegetables and contains no artificial ingredients, preservatives or flavors.


  I used Swerve granular and brown sweetener the other day when I made my low-fat chocolate chip cookies and they came out so delicious. My family could not tell a difference as they tasted the same as if I had used real sugar. So now I can make my favorite cookies low-fat and low-sugar. I can even make my favorite chocolate chip cookies vegan if I switch out the eggs for one of these Eleven Egg Substitutes For Baking and switch out the milk for plant-based milk as well as use vegan butter.


Oatmeal made crunchy

 Last month when my older son came home from the academy for spring break, he asked me to buy him some granola as his school serves it for breakfast. My older son wanted some granola to keep at school for snacks. So when I went to the store and saw the price of a box of granola, I told him that he could make a batch of granola. It was then I showed my son how easy it is to make homemade granola. Granola is one of those things that is easy to make and will not buy.


Tips for making homemade granola

*Make sure you use old fashioned oats and not quick oats.

*Use creamy peanut butter.

 *Bake the granola at a low temperature so you don’t burn the granola and stir it a couple of times while baking.

*Let the granola cool completely on the baking sheet and don’t stir it if you want the granola to clump up.

*Make it healthier by adding nuts, unsweetened coconut, or chia seeds.

*Make it fun by adding chocolate chips and dried fruit when the granola is completely cooled.

 *Store the granola in an airtight container or jar for up to one month.


Peanut Butter and oatmeal is so delicious

 When oatmeal is coated in peanut butter and baked it is so delicious. Peanut butter granola is way better than those peanut butter cereals that my boys like. This peanut butter granola is great with a splash of almond milk poured over it. My boys love this crunchy granola over a dish of yogurt and my favorite way to eat it is straight from the container. This granola reminds me of granola bars and I will be using Swerve next time I make my Easy No Bake Dairy Free Peanut butter Chocolate Granola Bars to make them a low sugar treat.



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Healthy Peanut Butter Granola

Easy to make granola that makes a great breakfast or snack

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How to cook Healthy Peanut Butter Granola

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silicone baking mat and set aside.
  2. Place the oats in a large bowl.
  3. In a small microwave-safe bowl combine the peanut butter and Swerve sugar.  Heat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Stir until smooth.
  4. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the oats and stir until oats are well coated.
  5. Bake granola for 25-30 minutes, stirring once, or until granola is slightly golden brown.
  6. Let the granola cool completely on the baking sheet without stirring.
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18 comments:


  1. My mom would be very fond of this recipe, I'll give it to her for Mother's Day!

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  2. Oh yes please. I always love to have granola on hand. I'll be trying this for sure.

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  3. I love granola for breakfast but always get it already done! I should try to make it myself! Probably healthier and cheaper too!

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  4. I love granola, and peanut butter is totally the way to my heart. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Granola is just perfect for breakfast! I love that there is peanut butter, as it's my favourite. I'll try to prepare it for my b'day breakfast this Saturday! :)

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  6. I never tried to make my own granola and I don't eat it very often. Interesting that you can make it at home using peanut butter.

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  7. Yum! This peanut butter granola looks so good! I have never actually made my own granola but you make it look so easy that I will have to try to do it myself!

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  8. I love using swerve. And you are so right, peanut butter in granola is sooo good. I've made homemade granola and prefer it, but for some reason, haven't added peanut butter...better change that :P Thank you!

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  9. You had me at peanut butter and homemade. I LOVE homemade granola much more than store bought.

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  10. Granola for breakfast looks so healthy. I would love the taste of creamy peanut butter ...must be so delicious,right? And it's nice that you use natural sweeteners. I would use that too.

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  11. I love eating granola bars in the morning as they give me energy for the day. But, I don't know if I make it with peanut butter because that is expensive here in Japan. A small tub is about $6.

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  12. I've never used swerve in baking. I've always used honey. Granola is a favorite in my house and it's definitely worth making over buying. I will be trying this recipe out.

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  13. I haven't tried swerve in baking. I need to give it a try. I am afraid of weird taste from sweeteners. Looks like swerve is great one. I am going give peanut butter granola.

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  14. Those strawberry shortcake look so delicious

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  15. Oh Wow! Those peanut granola looks delicious. Never tried this at home I will definitely going to try this at home

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  16. I love peanut butter and I love granola -- two of my favorite things together. I have to try this recipe.

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