We often get asked what food items we miss most from the US, and although there really haven’t been many things we miss there was this peanut butter granola we used to buy at Whole Foods that we recently got a craving for.
I knew that homemade granola was supposed to be pretty simple, so I decided to give it a whirl. We were both delighted by the recipe and I think we both agree that we prefer this homemade version over the store-bought one we could get in the US.
1/8 cup organic coconut oil
1/4 cup all natural peanut butter
1/8 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 tsp cinnamon
3 cups oats
1/2 cup unsalted peanuts
1/2 cup dried bananas (organic, unsweetened)
1/4 cup coconut flakes (organic and unsweetened)
1/4 cup walnut pieces
1/4 cup pepitas
1/4 cup sunflower seeds (without shell)
1/2 coarse sea salt
3 oz milk or dark chocolate
Heat 1/8 cup organic coconut oil on the stove, stir in 1/4 cup all natural peanut butter, 1/8 cup maple syrup, and 1/4 tsp cinnamon over low heat.
In a large bowl combine 3 cups oats, 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts, 1/2 cup dried bananas (organic, unsweetened, and crushed into small pieces), 1/4 cup coconut flakes (organic, unsweetened and crushed into small pieces), 1/4 cup crushed walnuts, 1/4 cup pepitas, and 1/4 cup sunflower seeds. Once sauce mixture is heated and combined, pour it over dry mixture until coated. Spread onto baking paper and cook at 325 degrees for 25 minutes. You may want to take it out midway and gently turn it over with a spoon. Remove it from the oven and add chunks of chocolate or cacao nibs (optional), and lightly sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Enjoy!