I have to ask – why in God’s name is granola so expensive? Whenever I see a small bag of granola for $7 I’m dumbfounded. The ingredients aren’t terribly expensive and it’s pretty easy to make. I guess it’s one of life’s little mysteries. Until I figure it out, I’m just going to keep making my own.
One of my favorite flavor combos is peanut butter and banana. I guess Elvis and I have a lot in common beyond our shared affection for sparkly jumpsuits, hound dogs and hip shakin’ music. Although his favorite sandwich is no doubt delicious, this recipe is quite a bit healthier, and still pretty tasty.
2 cups of oats
1/2 banana (mashed very well)
2 heaping tbsp. unsweetened all-natural peanut butter
2 tbs. honey
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1.) Pre-heat the oven to 300*
2.) Combine the mashed banana, peanut butter, honey and brown sugar.
3.) Fold in oats
4.) Pour on to a baking sheet. Spread the oat mixture into a somewhat flat layer, keeping some chunks.
5.) Bake for 15 minutes. Stir the mixture and bake for another 10-15 minutes. Make sure to keep you eye on it because it can burn very easily.
I bet it would also be mighty tasty mixed with some dried bananas or other dried fruit.