Friday, August 17, 2012

crush of the week // peanut butter + honey granola.

To make a long story short...it's been a comfort food kind of week. Which, for me, means breakfast food! I got off to a really good start on Monday, and have also been crushing on my latest concoction Peanut Butter & Honey Granola (the perfect combination of three of my favorite comfort foods--peanut butter & honey sandwiches, cereal, and oatmeal raisin cookies. ha!). It's my favorite kind of granola--chewy, chunky, and simple ingredients...and my "crush" could probably be considered an obsession at this point! I first made it a few weeks ago just by tweaking my regular granola recipe a bit (see below), and wanted to share in case there are any other PB&H lovers out there... Plus, I don't know if I've mentioned enough times how much I love foods with honey in them?? ;)

I am so happy the weekend is almost here. We have some fun plans I am really looking forward to. Hope you all have a great one!

PEANUT BUTTER & HONEY GRANOLA
2 cups whole rolled oats
3/4 cup almond meal
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup of your best honey
1/4 cup [fresh/all natural] peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
*mix together dry ingredients, then add wet and mix together. spread out on parchment paper on a baking sheet. bake at 300 degrees for about 20 minutes (it will get golden brown around the edges). let cool completely, until the granola has set. makes 4-5 servings.
**serving suggestion: in milk, with sliced banana, and an extra drizzle of honey just because.

See my other "crushes" here.

33 comments:

  1. that sounds like an amazing crush!

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  2. This could not look more scrumptious. I've actually really been wanting to try my hand at making granola. Thank you for the recipe and you look beautiful!

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  3. Its nice to know i am not the only one who has breakfast as her number one meal! Its quite weird that i could happily eat breakfast for lunch dinner and supper lol. Mmmm i might have to try this recipe :)xxx

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  4. i eat scrambled eggs and grits (i'm from the south!) for dinner, like, A LOT. breakfast foods for the win.

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  5. that looks delicious! i might have to brave the heat and turn on my oven. p.s. that picture of you is stunning. so pretty!

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  6. I totally have a peanut butter crush. It comes in phases: I eat it every day (sometimes twice a day) for weeks and then can't touch the stuff for a few months! Haha! Definitely going to try this recipe!

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  7. there's nothing quite like breakfast for dinner! this looks delicious and you look so lovely! good things all around...happy weekend, friend!

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  8. Ummmm, you might just be my new crush for introducing this to me. My mouth is watering! Can't wait to try this.

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  9. mmm! looks delicious! :)

    xo,
    kristyn

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  10. Can't wait to try! Those combos are my favourite as well! May I ask what brand and colour your nail polish is?

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  11. Good grief, this looks amazing.

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  12. Peanut butter!! Yummy, and looks perfectly possible to make in a university kitchen :)

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  13. Yum! Looks like a must make for me

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  14. I'm definitely a PB&H lover and this looks so yummy! I actually just made a batch of honey granola with chocolate chunks & coconut, but I think I'll have to make another... :)

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  15. looks tasty! the photos on your blog are so beautiful they really pop!

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  16. looks amazing as usual... i've been off gluten, but i think i need to try making this soon!

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  17. I found you via pinterest right now and, um, I am kinda freaking excited. Love your blog!

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  18. yum yum yum! i havent made granola in forever! this totally makes me want to bake some up right now!
    i love the olive oil addition

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  19. peanut butter?

    honey?

    granola?

    adorable red jeans?

    All ingredients for a great post! Love it!

    @graylinsample
    yepindeed.com

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  20. I love making granola but have never tried PB before! I'll be making this as soon as we get home from Scotland.

    p.s. I am loving your blonde hair!

    Kacie

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  21. You inspired me to make some :) I didn't have pb so i did it without and added some other nuts and things ...... But I burnt it!! I had it in for 15 min and checked and it was darrrk brown :( maybe my oven cooks a lot hotter than yours?!

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    1. aw, that's too bad! changing the ingredients might have changed cooking time, or your oven is just much more efficient than mine! :)

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  22. I've just finished making this... yum, yum, yum!

    Peanut butter and honey sandwiches were a childhood crush, so yumminess and memories all rolled into this recipe. Thank you x

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  23. oh, yum. that looks amazing. i am definitely going to have to try this.
    xo,
    andrea

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  24. Would almond flour work the same as almond meal?

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  25. This sounds amazing! I cant wait to try it out.

    Zoe
    http://gypsiesister.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Oh yum... this is seriously making my mouth water.

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  27. Wow, nice recipe. And nice blog!

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  28. I can't stop making this.

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