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

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Spoil your loved one with breakfast in bed this Valentine’s Day! These Banana Oatmeal Pancakes have been a favorite in our house and make for the perfect surprise breakfast.

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Since these pancakes are refined sugar-free, you can enjoy a hearty breakfast without feeling guilty! They are packed with whole ingredients and help keep you full throughout the morning. What more could you want out of a breakfast?!

Bonus: They store well in the fridge, so make a double batch and enjoy them throughout the week!

Tip: We like to pop them in the toaster instead of the microwave to warm up. This keeps the pancakes from becoming soggy.

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1.5 bananas
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Directions:

  • In a food processor or blender, mill the oatmeal down into a flour-like consistency
  • Add the remaining ingredients into the blender and pulse until smooth
  • Melt 1 tsp of coconut oil into a frying pan over medium heat
  • Pour the pancake batter into the pan and flip once you see bubbles forming in the batter
  • Cook until the pancake in golden brown
  • Serve pancakes with your choice of toppings