In the Kitchen: Peanut Butter and Raisin Granola

I have a thing about granola and can quite easily eat one of those big bags of Sainsbury’s granola in less than a week. A fact that I’m equally proud of and disgusted by if I’m honest. But those bags of granola have far too much sugar in for me to be able to eat without guilt, plus they cost a pretty penny – especially if you’re eating a whole bag a week.

So making my own, slightly better for me version, was the only answer and I’ve been making it quite happily for a long while now and it’s so delicious. I mean honestly I’m converted to the homemade stuff – if I could somehow manage to make those delicious huge clumps of granola, I’d be 100% happy. That’s still a work in progress though.

Anyway, it’s about time I shared my new favourite recipe with you lovely people. After all it can’t just be me that needs a more guilt-free granola recipe, can it?

So this recipe couldn’t be simpler!

Peanut butter and raisin granola: the ingredients

25g butter / 5tbsps crunchy peanut butter /4 tbsp agave syrup / 300g rolled oats / 50g roughly chopped almonds and pecans / 15g pecans / a handful of raisins

Peanut butter and raisin granola: the method

Melt the butter, peanut butter and agave syrup all together in a bowl. Next add all the dry ingredients (bar the raisins) and mixing well. Pour the mixture into a tray lined with baking parchment and bake on 180c for 15 minutes or so until the granola is nice and golden brown.

I think you’ll agree it’s super easy, better for you as it’s jam-packed with proper food and it tastes so much better than the shop bought stuff. Go on, give it a try. I know you’ll be converted.

-Fi x