A lighter spin on granola that is filled with peanut butter and chocolate chips! This Lighter Peanut Butter Cup Granola tastes like a bite of your favorite candy!
When I was younger, granola was never a household staple. In all honesty, I didn’t mind as it was usually overly crunchy, lacked the large clusters I loved and in all honesty, never had me coming back for more. But when I realized if I were to make it at home, I had complete control.
Hello control freak.
Ever since my first batch of homemade granola, my quinoa studded maple coconut granola, I have been a granola feen. Grabbing a handful as quick fuel as I run out the door or sprinkled (read that: loaded) onto a bowl of greek yogurt with fresh fruit. It is a simple, no thought breakfast that is essential in the morning when my coffee has yet to kick in. To curbs those cravings when pancakes just seem like too much work. Plus they are reserved for weekend breakfasts that seem far more special.
Since I have made white chocolate and cranberry granola, and dark chocolate cherry granola, I knew I needed a new spin. As I was enjoying a Reese’s Santa that ended up in my stocking on Christmas morning, I got an idea. Why has peanut butter not been introduced into my granola? I eat it daily already so another way to fit it into my diet seems like a no brainer.
Just like the chocolate granola, this one is more figure friendly and lightened up with not only applesauce rather than oil, but also peanut flour. If you have yet to try peanut flour, (which I also use in my hot cocoa mix), then you have something new to add to your grocery list. It is defatted peanuts that have been dried, leaving a low fat peanut flour that is high in protein! With just a bit of water, you have peanut butter that is great spread on english muffins, with bananas or added into granola!
Full on peanut butter and loaded chocolate chips is the perfect addition to my granola obsession. Homemade granola is super easy to make, is tastier and much cheaper than store bought granola!.With all those going for it, there is no reason to not make this peanut butter cup granola to your ‘to make’ list!
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