Friday, November 19, 2010

peanut butter granola bars

Lately, JJ has been asking if we could get new breakfast foods in the house because a lot of what we have is dairy.  Good for me...bad for JJ.  Within the last couple years, we've realized he is lactose-intolerant (a.k.a. dairy makes him sick.)

So, today when I was watching Giada at Home on the Food Network, she showed her viewers how to make super easy Peanut Butter Granola Bars.  I ran to the store and whipped them up in less than 30 minutes.

What do I need?
*1 stick of melted butter  (unsalted)
*1 egg white (use a whisk to break it up)
*1/3 C brown sugar
*1/2 C peanut butter
*1/4 C honey
*2 C oats

(You can modify the amounts and kind of the bottom two could use almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds--anything that you'd like for your granola)
*1/3 C mini chocolate chips
*1/3 C Craisins

--While your butter is melting, stir together your egg white, brown sugar, peanut butter, honey and oats.  Add your melted butter to the mix and stir.  Finally, add your chocolate chips, raisins and/or nuts.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes and let it rest for one hour. 

I put my granola in muffin tins with cooking spray and parchment paper to make it easy to get the granola out after it's baked.  However, you could use a loaf pan or baking sheet depending on the thickness of what you'd like your granola to be.

All finished!  I'm looking forward to this breakfast tomorrow morning! :)


  1. Don't wait for breakfast!! This looks amazing and I will try them!!