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Peanut butter granola

Delicious, nutritious and a firm Kiwi favourite – peanut butter, what would we do without you? Addictive when slathered across a piping hot piece of Vogel’s and verging on sinful when paired with a good chunk of dark chocolate, there really are so many ways to enjoy this creamy spread. I particularly love this crunchy peanut butter granola, delicious with some tart Greek yoghurt.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 5 cups
Dairy Free, Kid Friendly

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup thread coconut
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup linseed
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup smooth peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup manuka honey warmed to liquid
  • greek yoghurt omit if eating dairy free and fresh fruit, to serve

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 160°C. Line a large roasting tray with baking paper.
  • In a large bowl combine the oats, coconut, almonds and seeds and toss together.
  • In a separate bowl whisk the peanut butter, cinnamon and honey, then spoon it over the oat mixture. Toss the peanut butter mixture evenly through the oats and seeds.
  • Spread evenly over the tray and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the mixture starts to dry and toast.
  • Serve with Greek yoghurt and fruit.

Notes

To make this peanut butter granola gluten-free, you can swap the rolled oats for something like puffed quinoa or buckwheat. This granola will keep for weeks if stored in an airtight container in a cool dark place.
When choosing your perfect peanut butter, look for a brand like Pic’s, which contains high-oleic peanuts (they stay fresher for longer) and just a pinch of salt, if that’s the way you like it.
Good-quality peanut butter is high in healthy fats and energy and is beneficial for heart and digestive health. The high oleic content is also a great source of protein, fibre and vitamin E. Just 2 Tbsp each day of Pic’s peanut butter will provide a woman with around 20 percent and a man with around 29 percent of their daily vitamin E needs, which helps to slow down the effects of ageing and inflammation by minimising free-radical damage within the body.