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Peanut Butter Crumble Granola

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I love granola. It’s so addicting. You can’t just eat one handful (or bowl) of granola. Well I can’t at least. And buying it in the store can get pretty pricey. $6-7 for a small bag of granola. Why?!? I don’t get it.

But that’s totally okay because that’s how I create all kinds of awesome granola recipes for myself and you guys too. Saving money and spreading happiness all across the internet with each passing moment.

This granola isn’t your typical crunchy granola. Here you have a crumbly almost cookie like granola with a bit of crunch. Nuts, cacao nibs, peanut butter (obviously), and a few other nutritious ingredients combined together to create a perfect peanut butter granola. Eat it on it’s own, as cereal, on your oatmeal, topping a brownie sundae, etc., etc., etc. You get it!

And now we’ll get to the recipe!

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Peanut Butter Crumble Granola

serves 6-8

2 cup oats
1 cup mixed nuts
1/2 to 3/4 cup peanut butter (if you really like peanut butter go for 3/4 cup)
1 cup maple syrup
4 tablespoons cacao nibs
2 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl throw together all of the ingredients and mix together. Place on a parchment papered baking sheet and bake for about 25 minutes. Serve, enjoy!

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Cinnamon Granola

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I love granola. I love it a lot.

I could eat a whole bag of it without even thinking about it. I’m actually eating some right now as I type this out. Surprise!

Now I usually navigate toward KIND granola because all KIND products are absolutely fantastic in my opinion. But if you eat as much as I do, it can get pricey!

So I figured that I could get creative and try to make my own granola this past week. It was the best and worst idea I’ve had.

It was the best idea because it’s so delicious, but at the same time it was the worst idea because it makes me want to go on a strict granola only diet. (Yes, I love it that much.)

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The best thing about granola recipe’s is that you have a lot of freedom with them. You can follow the recipe I give you or you can use it to give yourself some creative ideas of your own. (If you do that, I’d love for you to share them with me!)

The recipe I’m going to share with you is gluten free and vegan. A win win for everyone 🙂

If you’ve read my Gluten Sensitivity Post then you already know that I’ve began a gluten free lifestyle this past week. So this is my first official gluten free recipe. Exciting, right?!

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Cinnamon Granola

1/2 cup oats (I used Bob’s)
1/8 cup dried cranberries
1/8 cup almonds
2 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon flax seeds
1/8 cup chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil (liquified)
1 1/2 tablespoon agave

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Add in coconut oil and agave and mix until incorporated. Spread mixture out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes, removing granola at halfway point to mix around a bit.

Remove from oven and let cool completely. (Good luck with that step!) Then enjoy!

This is a great single serving for breakfast served with a glass or you could save it and just use it to top yogurts, ice cream, fruit bowls, etc. Endless possibilities! Mmmm.

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