Peanut Butter Crunch Granola.
Like Cap’n Crunch… but better (for you).
Not to mention, downright addicting.
Seriously, once you start with this stuff, you won’t be able to stop. Especially if you’re a fellow Peanut-Butter-Lover.
This granola isn’t just your typical Plain Jane, practically homologous vanilla granola. This granola contains a myriad of different and interesting textures, from the crunchy Peanut Butter-Oat clusters to the maple-infused rice puffs.
Additionally, unlike typical granola this recipe only has 2 grams of sugar per serving. How on earth is this possible? Well, most likely because of the fact that there is no added sugar in this recipe. Instead of using classic white sugar, this recipe calls for Maple Syrup, which both adds a wonderful sweet maple flavor and decreases the grams of sugar in this granola exponentially.
That’s the problem with most granola recipes; sure the oats provide a nice source of protein to keep you feeling full, but the copious amounts of added sugar leave you feeling exhausted and lackadaisical. (I just discovered that word, isn’t it fabulous!?) By greatly decreasing the amount of sugar in this recipe, you’re left with a granola that will give you the energy you need to get through the morning, without the 11am sugar crash!
Although this PB Crunch Granola doesn’t taste exactly like Cap’n Crunch, it’s definitely a lot better for you, and tastes better too! 🙂
Peanut Butter Crunch Granola
- 2 c old fashioned oats
- 1 c puffed rice
- 3 tbs chia seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 c peanut butter
- 2 tbs maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350°F. Add oats, puffed rice, chia seeds, and cinnamon to a bowl and stir until mixed evenly. Add vanilla extract and peanut butter and stir a few times with a spoon. Then, use your hands to fully combine the mixture. Add maple syrup and finish combining by stirring with a spoon. Spread evenly across a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove, let cool, and enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields about 16 1/4 c servings)