This month’s Recipe ReDux challenge focuses on using maple and honey for added sweetness.
You will always find honey in my kitchen. I find that adding a little drizzle onto my morning bowl of oats or in my Greek yogurt adds a touch of sweetness without a lot of calories (64 calories per tablespoon to be exact ).
A bit of honey trivia for you…
Honey bees tap about two million flowers, give or take, to make one pound of honey!
My recipe today is actually something I’ve previously made on the blog, but I decided to add pecans in the mix.
I promise you this recipe is soo good, it’s making not one, but two debuts on the blog.
Peanut Butter and Honey Granola (modified from PB Fingers)
serves 4- 1/4 c. servings
- 2 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
- 2 tbsp. honey
- ¼ cup pecans
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup oats
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray and set aside
Combine peanut butter and honey in a bowl and microwave until peanut butter melts (approximately 20 seconds). Stir.
Stir cinnamon and vanilla into peanut butter and honey mixture.
Add oats and pecans and stir until oats are completely covered in peanut butter mixture.
Spread out oat mixture onto prepared cookie sheet and bake for 7 – 8 minutes until granola is slightly browned.