Peanut Butter Granola

Peanut Butter Granola

Gasp all you want, but I just hopped on the granola bandwagon. I know, I know. Granola has been around forever, but I was never really a huge fan. I’ve boiled this down to the fact that granola is often paired with yogurt – a food item that is not on the top of my list.

Peanut Butter Granola

Recently, I had the realization that granola isn’t married to yogurt. I could nibble on it as a snack or pour myself a bowl with almond milk for breakfast. This was a huge turning point in my relationship with granola! Now I find myself daydreaming about breakfast when I can munch on another bowl.

Peanut Butter Granola

There are endless variations of granola, but my favorite has been this Peanut Butter Granola. The ingredients are simple, but the flavor is rich and creamy. If you have more of a sweet tooth, you could sprinkle in mini chocolate chips and snack on this as an afternoon treat!

Peanut Butter Granola

Ingredients:

  • ½ c. peanut butter
  • ¼ c. honey
  • ¼ c. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 5 C. rolled oats

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350˙ and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • In a small pan, heat peanut butter, honey and maple syrup until melted
  • Remove from heat and add in vanilla, cinnamon and oats
  • Stir until the oats are evenly coated the spread onto baking tray
  • Bake for 20 minutes, take out tray and stir oats, then bake for an additional 15 minutes
  • Remove tray from the oven and set aside to cool
  • Store in an airtight container

Whipped Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Rice Cakes

Whipped Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Rice Cakes with Berries. Delicious for breakfast or an afternoon snack!

If someone were to offer me a rice cake for a snack a few weeks ago I would have been offended. Does it look like I need to be on a diet?! However, I was recently bored of my usual mid-morning snack options and a little light bulb went on inside my head. Would a chocolate rice cake drizzled in peanut butter taste like a healthy version of a peanut butter cup? The answer was yes.

Whipped Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Rice Cakes with Berries. Delicious for breakfast or an afternoon snack!

After snacking on this treat for a few days I realized how wrong I had been about rice cakes! Who knew a simple drizzle of peanut butter could make such a big impact?! This realization made me stop and think about how I could take these rice cakes to a new level – queue the addition of greek yogurt and berries!

Whipped Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Rice Cakes with Berries. Delicious for breakfast or an afternoon snack!

In a few simple steps you can spread whipped peanut butter greek yogurt over a rice cake and top it with fresh berries to have an indulgent, yet low calorie snack. I have a feeling our cupboard will be stocked with a pack of rice cakes from now on! This snack is seriously delicious!

Whipped Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Rice Cakes

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate Rice Cake
  • 1 tsp. Peanut butter
  • 1 Tbs. Greek Yogurt
  • Handful fresh berries

Recipe:

  • In a small bowl, whip together the greek yogurt and peanut butter
  • Spread the yogurt mixture over a rice cake
  • Top with berries