Friday, November 26, 2010

Ultrarunning Food--Homemade Peanut Butter Granola

(photo by Gary)

This is a first for Mister Tristan--a recipe, for Peanut Butter Granola.  I guarantee that if you make this--according to directions, of course--YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.

I got the basic recipe from Organic Gardening, maybe 35 years ago or so, in my back-to-the-earth hippie period.  I have modified it over the years and still make it today.

The only "fancy" ingredients are raw (unsalted) sunflower seeds, and raw sesame seeds, both readily available at a bulk foods store or a large supermarket.

We usually eat it with vanilla yogurt, but with milk is fine too.  Goes great before a run!

Please comment to let me know how it went for you.


1/3 C vegetable oil
2/3 C honey
1 C peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla

Microwave above 4 wet ingredients together on high 2-3 min and stir till smooth.

6 C whole oats
1/2 C raw sunflower seeds, unsalted
1/2 C raw sesame seeds, unsalted

Mix above 3 dry ingredients together. Then stir in hot peanut butter mixture, stirring well until the entire mixture is uniformly coated.

Press into standard size cookie sheet with sides (12" x 18").

Bake @ 250 degrees for 1 hour, rotating cookie sheet part way through. Do not stir. Let cool completely in cookie sheet.  When cool, remove from cookie sheet with spatula.  Granola will come off in chunks or sheets.  Store in plastic container.


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