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Peanut Butter Granola (Sweetener Free!)

Grain | Protein
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Katie's Conscious Kitchen

Ingredients

Grain

  • 1 ½ cups dry rolled oats 6 oz

Protein

  • 1/3 cup peanut butter or other nut butter of choice 3 oz
  • 1/3 cup nuts and seeds (try pumpkin seeds, walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, pecans, hemp seeds, flax seeds) 3 oz

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  • With your hands, rub in the peanut butter.
  • Spread the mix evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for up to 20 minutes, turning and tossing with a spoon every 3-5 minutes. Be careful not to let it burn.
  • When golden and dark to your liking, remove and cool immediately to get it crispy. I throw mine on a plate and put it in the fridge.
  • Divide into baggies. This mix will keep in your cupboard for a couple of weeks.

Notes

  • To make this granola gluten-free, be sure to use certified gluten-free oats. Oats are a naturally gluten-free grain, but are often processed with products containing gluten and this contamination can be enough to trigger an immune response in those with high gluten sensitivity or celiac disease. 
Portioning this Recipe:
  • For a weight-loss friendly breakfast, divide the finished batch equally among 6 baggies. Each baggie will contain 1 grain serving and 1/2 of a protein serving. To complete your breakfast: add 4 oz of yogurt or 1 oz of nuts, and fruit.
  • For a heartier breakfast, divide the finished batch equally among 4 baggies. Each baggie will contain 1.5 grain servings and 3/4 of a protein serving. To complete your breakfast: add 6 oz of yogurt and 1 additional oz of nuts or seeds, and fruit.