I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, tucked safely away with your families after last weeks terrors and sadness. I spent a ton of time with friends and family and was grateful for every moment.
And as a gift for you today, I have Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola. I have had this granola recipe in my back pocket for a couple weeks now. I don’t know what has been the delay in publishing it since it was so freaking good? (My mom, the girls and I had a real delight gobbling this up one day.) But then when I remembered that I promised you a whopper of a recipe for Monday, it is the first that came to mind.
When I say Granola, lets not get confused. This is not a “healthy breakfast” item. This is like a crazy indulgent freaking delicious anytime treat that I would say is in the breakfast department like, lets say, a donut would be?
I enjoyed several bowls with cold milk and fresh banana slices.
And those were magnificent..
But then realized that I could also sprinkle it over ice cream.
And that was nothing to turn my nose up at either. Let me tell you.
I was also thinking that this would be an awesome gift. You know, like packaged up in a big latch top jar with a bow?
Either way, PHENOMENOL!!!! Please try this.
To make this Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola, this is what you do:
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. On a sheet pan, spread out the pats and the peanuts.
In a saucepan, combine the coconut oil, peanut butter, cocoa powder, sugar and vanilla. Heat together over low heat while stirring until you have a smooth even chocolate sauce.
Pour the chocolate sauce over the oats and nuts and using a spatula, gently stir the oats and nuts until they are evenly coated.
Bake the granola for 45 minutes at 275 degrees until crispy.
Store in an airtight container.
Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola
- -1/2 cup coconut oil
- -1 cup peanut butter
- -½ cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder
- -¾ cup sugar
- -1 teaspoon vanilla
- -3 cups oats
- -1 cup honey roasted peanuts
- -1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
- 2. On a sheet pan, spread out the pats and the peanuts.
- 3. In a saucepan, combine the coconut oil, peanut butter, cocoa powder, sugar and vanilla. Heat together over low heat while stirring until you have a smooth even chocolate sauce.
- 4. Pour the chocolate sauce over the oats and nuts and using a spatula, gently stir the oats and nuts until they are evenly coated.
- 5. Bake the granola for 45 minutes at 275 degrees until crispy. Store in an airtight container.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 45 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 12
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Love! Chocolate, peanut butter, granola! Oh, yeah! This is so something my mom and I would gobble up!
Thanks Tieghan! i feel like probably it is something every mom and daughter would gobble up!
I can totally get with this for an anytime-of-day snack! (I’m going to try it with cashew butter since I have a peanut allergy).
Naomi- I am obsessed with Cashes actually- I feel like it would be great with those and tons of coconut!!
Oh boy, I want this so badly right now 🙂 Perfect breakfast!
Chocolate for breakfast? Yes, please!
I can totally see myself enjoying several bowls of this as well. Love the addition of th banana slices 🙂
I could totally see this as a great gift item–if it ever got past my boys. They love granola, so thank you for the new take on it.
Very clever!!! Why does this make me think it would be a wonderful crust for cheesecake?!
OMG Vicki. Great idea!!!
This looks so delish, Heather! Perfect for snacks or for jazzing up breakfast a bit… Thanks!
only the best combination, EVER!! i’d gladly throw this in my greek yogurt every morning!! yum Heather!!
seriously droolworthy – I LOVE THIS!
What fun is a “healthy” breakfast anyway? This granola looks scrumptious, Heather! 🙂
It’s dinner time here and all I want is a big bowl of this granola and some ice cold milk!
For breakfast or dessert ~ count me in for a few bowls of this granola!
It does look so good! I’ll definitely be making this!
I have made this twice and it is amazing!! Thanks for the recipe!
Awesome Cheyenne!! thank you!
Hey Heather! This looks great and I’m going to make it for a bake sale at the public library. Just one question: Do you put the coconut in with the peanuts, or after you take it out of the oven?
Just to put a little healthier spin, I used almonds instead of peanuts and almond butter (same consistency as peanut butter but healthier) and it was absolutely fantastic!!! Thanks you