Amaranth and Quinoa Peanut Butter Granola
Hello friends! I’m sharing a recipe for peanut butter granola that I shared over on Organic Authority’s website for a simply easy, and simply delicious peanut butter granola filled with superfood grains like quinoa, amaranth, and oats – yum.
Along with keeping busy, busy, busy (new job!), I’ve been baking up a storm and munching on all of the snacks – including this peanut butter granola. It’s perfect for a delicious and simple morning breakfast or afternoon snack and it’s filled with wholesome pantry staples – plus it’s gluten-free and vegan, if you’re into those kinds of things :)
All About That Peanut Buttah.
The star of this peanut butter granola recipe is, of course, the delicious and creamy peanut butter.
Filled with B vitamins, copper, manganese, vitamin E, and protein, peanut butter (and peanuts) are a delicious way to reap essential micro and macronutrients. When it comes to jars of the salty sweet stuff, however, not all peanut butter is created equally.
Most generic peanut butter jars (sorry, Jif and Skippy) are filled with additional ingredients that turn this healthy snack into more of a health bomb. Hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated refined oils, added sugars, and excessive amounts of sodium are just a few of the ingredients that can be lurking in a jar of PB.
Choose organic peanut butter that contains one simple ingredient: peanuts. If you prefer a salted peanut butter, look for one that uses sea salt. Some of my favorite organic and minimally processed peanut butter brands include Whole Foods Market 365 brand, Woodstock Farms, Santa Cruz Organic, Brad’s Organic, Crazy Richard’s, Trader Joe’s, and Simple Truth Kroger brand peanut butter.
This peanut butter granola recipe can be made within an hour – hello, easy breakfast!
To make the granola, you will simply need to melt together the peanut butter, maple syrup, and coconut oil on the stove while you mix together the dry ingredients.
The dry ingredients – oats, quinoa, and amaranth – are incredibly healthy whole grains filled with fiber, protein, and B vitamins. As the quinoa, oats, and amaranth do not need to cook before making this granola, the prep couldn’t be easier.
Combine the wet and the dry ingredients in a large bowl and spread the peanut butter granola mixture onto a large lined baking sheet. Simply pop in the oven, stir once, and breakfast is good to go.
If necessary, this recipe can be modified to suit dietary needs. Peanut allergy? Simply swap peanut butter with almond butter and peanuts with almonds. The same can be done with cashew butter and cashews, or even coconut butter and coconut flakes.
To make this peanut butter granola recipe a real treat (DO IT!), add in a handful of dark chocolate chips once the peanut butter granola mixture has cooled. Other tasty additions include raw flaked coconut, dried unsweetened raisins, and chopped dates or dried figs.
Enjoy the goodness!
To find the recipe – head to Organic Authority.com where I’ve shared it in full. Happy munching!