Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Peanut Butter Coconut Granola

This granola packs a calorie punch…good for my hardworking husband, who likes to start his day with an energy packed breakfast.

1 1/2 cups raw sugar
1 jar natural peanut butter
1/2 cup oil (evoo or canola)

16 cups oats (quick cook or whole)
1 bag unsweetened coconut
2 cups chopped walnuts

1 box dried currants or raisins

Combine sugar, pb, & oil in a large bowl. Stir in oats, coconut, & walnuts. Fold until mixture is coated and crumbly.

Spread out on 3 parchment lined cookie sheets.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Stir granola and return to oven for another 20 minutes.

Return to large bowl and combine the currants.

Let cool and store in large jars in refrigerator.

Serve as a cold cereal in milk.

1/2 cup serving approx. 275 calories.

Yields 24 cups.