Haaappy Thursday friends. How has your week been? I’ve been super productive this week. I’ve already re-written 3 old blog posts and they’re ready to be shared with you! When we first started this blog three years ago, we truthfully only thought our parents and a few friends would be the only ones reading. We put out a lot of content that was less than stellar. Our recipes have always been great, but the writing, pictures, and technical stuff (behind the blog) totally didn’t reflect their awesome-ness. Like this granola recipe.
A few months back I was able to participate in the Food Entrepreneur Summit. One of the things that Katy Widrick from Make Media Over talked about was the importance of re-purposing your old content. It really clicked with me.. I had published over 200 blog posts that had great recipes, and stories behind them… Except no one was reading them, and I was embarrassed to share them because the formatting and pictures were horrific!
It’s a super daunting task to go back and fix all of those posts, but it’s totally worth it! I updated our Healthy Turkey Meatball Recipe on Tuesday.. if you haven’t tried it – go do it… NOW! They’re so good and so easy to make.
Noooow.. what ya came here for. The recipe. I’m sure you were lured in by the title alone.. Peanut Butter + Chocolate = one of the most epic combos in foodie history.. am I right?! Granola is one of those things that I just can’t get enough of. I loved it as a kid, and I still love it as an adult. It’s perfect for putting in yogurt.. or adding to toast.. or as an oatmeal topping or just eatin’ it straight out of the bag by the handful.
I’ve found that a lot of granola brands have a TON of sugar. Which stinks. Granola can be such a wholesome, delicious snack when made the right way. Two brands that I love are the No-Nutty Chocolate Chip Granola from Blissful Eats (I made these Nut-Free Chocolate Oatmeal Cups with it) and the Paleo Granola from Real Food Kitchen. Both flavors are fantastic, are made with real ingredients, and taste delicious!
When I’m not snacking on those brands – I enjoy making and eating my own granola! I’ve made my own granola for years, and this peanut butter chocolate chip combo is by far one of the easiest (and tastiest) recipes you’ll ever try!
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
- 3 tablespoons honey
- ½ c salted peanut butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2.5 c oats
- ½ c chocolate chips (divided)
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees
- In a large sauce pan combine melted coconut oil, honey, peanut butter and cinnamon. (You'll want a big pan because you will be adding in the oats)
- Whisk on low heat until smooth.
- Add in oats by the ½ cup, stirring each time to make sure all the ingredients are evenly distributed
- Transfer oat mixture to a lined cookie sheet
- Sprinkle ¼ c of the chocolate chips in to the mixture
- Bake in the oven for 12 minutes, tossing every 3-4 minutes
- Allow granola to cool, and stir in remaining ¼ c chocolate chips
Things we used for this recipe: coconut oil, coconut oil, Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mini Chips
Have you ever made your own granola? I love putting this on top of toast with almond butter and strawberries. You could also use it for a delicious crumble on top of your favorite muffins or donuts. The options are endless!
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