Friday, January 26, 2007

Peanut Butter Granola

This recipe came from Fix-It and Forget-It for Entertaining, a wonderful cookbook for the crock pot. It is very easy and the granola is delicious. Fairly high calorie, yes, but also high in nutrition and fiber. It would be a great topping for yogurt, frozen yogurt, sugar-free pudding, or fruit. Or you can eat it all by itself. Just use sparingly and enjoy! I added toasted almonds and did not add raisins. Also, mine ended up like loose cereal, not in chunks, for some reason. Peanut Butter Granola

6 cups dry oatmeal
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup toasted coconut
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup toasted slivered almonds
1 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar

Combine oatmeal, wheat germ, coconut, sunflower seeds, and raisins in a large slow cooker. Melt together butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar. Pour over dry ingredients in cooker. Mix well. Cover and cook on low 1-1/2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread onto cookie sheet. When cooled completely, break into chunks and store in airtight container. (I did not have to do this part).

Combine dry ingredients in slow cooker:
Add remaining ingredients and cook on low.

The finished product:

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