|Thing Two, this is how I feel today.|
Thing One had a growing-up victory the other day, and we had a party for him. The boys had so much fun with the balloons!
|Thing One, our big boy!|
I've seen probably a few hundred recipes for peanut butter granola on Pintrest, but the following recipe is something that I've been making for the past, hmmm, oh wow! fourteen or fifteen years (I'm a little older than I feel). I haven't gotten around to actually make granola bars with my granola yet, it all gets eaten too fast. I got up before anyone else and made a new batch this morning just so I could share it with you (and eat it).
Peanut Butter Granola
Approx. 5C oatmeal
|Fresh out of the oven.|
Half of a jar of Peanut Butter
1 stick of Butter
1/4 C honey
1 Tbsp Vanilla (depending on your taste)
In the past I have simmered (NOT BOILED) the butter, peanut butter and honey on the stove, mixed in the dry ingredients and then baked it on a cookie sheet. It is much simpler to throw everything into a large oven-safe mixing bowl and bake that at 250degrees for about 30-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so. Then let it cool on the counter, still stirring every so often.
|I've added candied fruit.|
*This morning I used old fashioned rolled oats, but I prefer to use instant oats whenever I bake. I have found that it doesn't really make a difference which one you use.
Now I'm going to go put on some fuzzy socks and cuddle my babies.
|And Mimi. . . .|