Monday, February 1, 2010

Weekend Warrior

This week’s Weekend Warrior recipe is homemade honey peanut granola. I love this recipe, and I’ll tell you why. Most granola has horrible bits of dried fruit and/or raisins in it. I’m not really a big fan of those items. I like oats and nuts, and that’s pretty much it for me, so when I found this recipe I rejoiced!

Honey Peanut Granola

  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped (smushed in my case) raw peanuts
  • 1/4 cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (I use extra virgin olive oil)
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (or regular salt if you prefer)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

    1) Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet (unless you are using a non-stick pan).

    2) In a large bowl, combine oats, peanuts, sunflower seeds and wheat germ. If your peanuts are not chopped place in Ziploc bag and smush with rolling pin or other suck item. (Great for relieving stress!)

    3) In a separate bowl, combine honey, brown sugar, oil, water, salt, and vanilla. Stir well; then pour into the oat mixture, and stir. Spread out on a cookie sheet.

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    4) Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool before serving.

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    We like to keep ours in one of the large heavy duty Ziploc bags and just refill it every week or so. We use it in our yogurt or fruit parfait. It is so good it can even be eaten by itself as cereal or a crunchy munchy snack. And the best part? The boy loves to help make this so it’s great mommy-son bonding time. Just look at that happy child mixing away!

  • Estimated Nutritional Information
    Servings Per Recipe: 6
    Calories: 428
    Total Fat: 18.2g
    Sodium: 202mg
    Total Carbs: 60.1g
    Dietary Fiber: 5.7g
    Protein: 9.4g


    Rebeca @All Vegged Out said...

    What do you think the nutritional info would look like on this (ballpark, I guess)? It sounds sooo yummy but I never have quick cooking oats just the regular ones. Think it'll work?

    Thanks for sharing though!!!

    Gwenny said...

    Thanks for your comments Rebeca. I can't believe I forgot the nutrional info again! I have added the estimated information at the bottom of the post. Thanks for reading!

    MargieAnne said...

    Welcome to HYC. This is such a good group of encouragers. All the best with your goals.

    Gwenny said...

    Thanks Margie! I am loving HYC!

    Dee said...

    Hey Gwenny!!I'm so amazed at how much we have in common:) Thanks for following my blog:DIf I had the time, I would so make that granola stuff. Looks yummy!


    Gwenny said...

    Thanks Dee! Glad to have you stop by!

    Anonymous said...

    Made this tonight and it is awesome!! Stupid question though... are the Calories listed the TOTAL for all 6 servings? Or per serving?

    Gwenny said...

    I believe it's per serving because it says this...

    Servings Per Recipe: 6
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories: 428

    Glad you made it end enjoyed it though!

    "And so our stories go..." said...

    Looks great and HEALTHY. I'm going to make this.

    Gwenny said...

    Enjoy it! I have at least one serving a day, and I never get tired of it, which is rare for

    Weighting Around said...

    I just read a comment today about a product call PB2. It is a powdered peanut butter with half the fat of regular peanut butter and can be added to granola, oatmeal, etc. You might want to check it out. But your granola looks great!

    Gwenny said...

    Wow that sounds great! I love peanut butter so I am going to look into that for sure! Thanks for sharing.

    Barbara said...

    The granola looks yummy! Welcome to the Healthy You Challenge!

    Gwenny said...

    Thanks for the warm welcome Barbara.

    Crazy Working Mom said...

    Awesome! We might have to give this a try. :)

    Thanks for the recipe.

    I've added you to my blog roll. Hope you'll do the same. Thanks a bunch.

    Have a great week.

    Tisha @ CrAzY Working Mom

    Christa Terry said...

    I feel you on the dried fruit... it's not my thing, either. This recipe looks great!

    Gwenny said...

    LOL yeah...thanks for stopping by!

    MONICA-LnP said...

    looks great and cute pics!
    stopping by from Sits Saturday Sharefest

    Gwenny said...

    Thanks for dropping by!

    Gay Vaughan said...

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! I hope the sun is shining where you are!

    Gwenny said...

    Thanks for dropping by!

    April said...

    This looks yummy! I will have to try it! Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

    Mama Bear June said...

    Oh, that looks FANTASTIC! And I can have everything on the ingredients list! Definitely going to try this recipe. Thanks for posting it.

    Gwenny said...

    Thanks for dropping by April and Mama Bear. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

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