A sweet peanut butter puff granola without the peanut butter! Gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free, this healthy granola recipe is full of peanut protein to fuel your morning or give your afternoon snack a satisfying protein punch!
That's it. There is no more delaying these granola posts! You get TWO this week. This one is super fun too and I've had it in the pile for months! First of all, it's granola. Second, it's all peanut butter inspired (without actual peanut butter!). I know, crazy! But don't worry, there is so much more peanut-goodness going on in this granola!
Don't worry, I am not a peanut butter hater in the least! It is the most classic and essential nut butter to all our lives! Cinnamon raisin peanut butter will probably always be my number favorite! All good things combined! But I didn't have a jar of plain peanut butter on hand when I made this and I wanted it to be less "calorie dense" since granola can get heavy if you aren't careful. So instead, I used...peanut flour! Funny thing is right now I am stocked UP on peanut butter! I got a surprise 6-pack from Peanut Butter & Co. and a huge jar of Teddie Peanut Butter (so good! Plain creamy and I mix in a bunch of cinnamon...obsession!)
Yes! We all know I also love peanut flour. So why not use that essential, that I always have in my fridge, in place of real peanut butter? I don't see why not...so I did! Let me tell you, it was delicious too! And what I thought would be fun for this granola was to make it puffy! Like the cereal? Even though I don't even know if I've ever had it, so maybe just the alliteration of peanut butter puff sounded appealing? All I know is I went with the idea and rolled!
What is in this granola? How about oats, puffed corn, roasted peanuts, peanut flour, and some sweet goodness for flavor! It is gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free, soy-free, and wonderful. Just how granola should be right? You can make it as sweet as you want by adding more or less stevia syrup. I kept it less sweet and it was perfect for topping anything or adding to a bowl of plain cereal!
Peanut Butter Puff Granola
Ingredients: (makes about 5 cups)
+ 2 Cups Gluten-Free Rolled Oats
+ 2 Cups Puffed Corn
+ 1 Cup Roasted Peanuts (I used unsalted)
+ ¼ Cup Peanut Flour (mixed with ⅓ cup of water)
+ 1 ½ TB Simple Stevia Syrup
+ 1 Tsp Cinnamon
+ Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
+ In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats puffed corn, and peanuts. Give it all a good mix.
+ Then in a small bowl, combine the peanut flour and the water, mix together, and pour into the oat mixture.
+ Add the rest of the flavoring: stevia, vanilla, and cinnamon. Give everything a good mix and make sure it is all coated.
+ Spread evenly on a baking pan covered in parchment, and bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
+ Allow to cool completely before storing in an air tight jar.
Simple, healthy, and full of peanutty-goodness! Peanuts get so much flack, but they really are great (as long as you aren't allergic!) The one thing I'm NOT allergic too 😛 So if you are good to go on peanuts, then make this granola stat!
So tell me:
+ Do you like plain nut butter or flavored more? I really don't care! I love them all!
+ Do you know someone with a severe peanut allergy? I actually don't think I do! Crazy since it's so common!
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