Happy new year everybody!
We hope you all had a fun evening celebrating with your friends and family, and of course eating some good food- we certainly did!
We attended a potluck dinner and brought hummus (obviously) with veggies, turkey chili and corn bread, and the tastiest gluten-free healthified sugar cookies you’ve ever tasted (assuming that you’ve already tried healthy gluten-free sugar cookies…) We also failed to take any photos of it, but never fear, we will have the recipe for those cookies for you soon… we promise!
Today, instead we will be talking about a recipe that we’ve had waiting in the wings for quite a while, that we’ve been saving for when all the Christmas hype begins to die down a bit.
And that recipe is peanut butter granola.
A humble recipe, yes, but delicious nonetheless, and definitely worth the effort of making home-made granola (which isn’t a very intensive process, anyways).
And if you’ve made a new year’s resolution to improve your diet, then you’ve come to the right place, because this granola is much lower in sugar and fat than traditional granola, but still offers that deliciously satisfying crunch that we crave in a good granola.
And like our previous granola recipes, we used a mixture of oats, Kamut, and spelt flakes. When we posted about our pumpkin granola, we received a very informative comment about Kamut that we wanted to share with you all:
Yum! Yum! Yum! Your pumpkin pie granola sounds delicious and looks so pretty! I represent Kamut International and am so pleased to see that you are using KAMUT® Brand flakes in the recipe. I wanted to let you and your followers know that “KAMUT” is actually a trademarked name for an ancient variety of organically grown wheat.
KAMUT® Brand khorasan is an organic, non-genetically modified, ancient wheat variety similar to durum. In 1990, “KAMUT” was registered as a trademark by the Quinn family in order to support organic farming and preserve the ancient khorsasan wheat variety. Under the KAMUT® Brand name, khorasan wheat must always be grown organically, never be hybridized or modified, and contain high levels of purity and nutrition. Today, Kamut International owns and has registered the KAMUT® trademark in over 40 countries, and is responsible for protection and marketing of all KAMUT® Brand khorasan wheat throughout the world.
KAMUT® khorasan is grown on dryland certified organic farms primarily in Montana, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. The grain is prized by consumers who appreciate the grain for its high energy nutrition, easy digestibility, nutty/buttery taste, and firm texture. KAMUT® khorasan wheat is higher in protein, selenium, amino acids, and Vitamin E than most modern wheat and contains essential minerals such as magnesium and zinc. It is used as whole grain berries, whole grain flour, white flour, flakes, and puffs to make a variety of products. Some specific benefits of using KAMUT® khorasan are receiving more nutrients, protein, and taste than conventional whole wheat – plus supporting organic agriculture and helping to preserve an ancient grain.
Interesting, isn’t it? That comment came from Jamie Ryan Lockman– thanks Jamie! 🙂
We think we’ve come up with our new year’s resolution- eat more granola! 🙂
Peanut Butter Granola
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 20-30 minutes
Makes: 1 large Mason Jar
1 c. rolled oats
1/2 c. Kamut Flakes
1/2 c. Spelt flakes
3/4 c. dry-roasted peanuts
pinch of salt
1/4 c. honey
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp water
Preheat your oven to 375F
In a large bowl, combine oats, kamut and spelt flakes, peanuts and salt. In a separate bowl blend the honey, peanut butter and water together until you have a “syrup”.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until everything is evenly coated. Spread onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 20-30 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring every 5 or 10 minutes.
What did you do for New Year’s? What are your resolutions for 2013? Some of our resolutions are to stretch more, write down all of our recipes, and eat more granola, of course!