Katie and I made Peanut Butter Granola the other day. It's a big hit around here--and very easy to make!
Peanut Butter Granola
10 cups quick oats
1/2 cup brown sugar--or a little bit of honey
1 cup chunky peanut butter
12 oz 100% apple juice concentrate--thawed
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 T cinnamon
Mix oats and brown sugar together in a large bowl. Whisk remaining ingredients in a separate bowl. Pour over oat mixture. Mix with a spoon until it gets very stiff. Finish mixing with your hands. It will be like a stiff cookie dough. Spread on a cookie sheet. Toast at 225 for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes. When it's done you'll have large clumps that are great for snacking and flakes that are wonderful as a cereal with milk.
Just to be different, I made a batch yesterday substituing pumpkin puree from a can for the peanut butter and adding in some cinnamon, nutmeg, and a little pinch of cloves. It was moister so I baked it at 250 for an hour and 15 minutes, still stirring every 15 minutes. When it was finished I added craisins (dried cranberries) and chopped walnuts. With the exception of the nuts, this version is fat free!