Easy Peanut Butter Granola

You need this quick and easy granola recipe in your back pocket. And I bet you already have the ingredients in your kitchen.

Everyone needs a quick and easy granola recipe in their back pocket. And everyone has peanut butter in their fridge. (Or in their cupboard… Do you keep your peanut butter in your fridge or in your cupboard? I say fridge all the way!)

This recipe for Easy Peanut Butter Granola only has 5 ingredients and you can whip it together in one bowl. I highly recommend using a large glass mixing bowl – because then you can throw the bowl in the microwave to melt the peanut butter and that just makes everything easier!

Here’s all you do: Scoop the peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil into a glass mixing bowl. Melt it in the microwave. Take it out and resist dunking your finger in the bowl to taste – because ohhh man, melted sweet peanut butter is delicious!

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Breakfast Rice Pudding with Quick Almond Granola

Breakfast Rice Pudding is a lovely alternative to stovetop oatmeal - and is so hygge!

In Nordic countries, rice pudding is a popular breakfast. With all their cold, dark winters, those tough Nordic people really know their cozy breakfasts!

It’s been a slog getting through the last of Winter here (wait a minute, it’s supposed to be “Spring” now, isn’t it?!) – we’ve had endless days of non-stop rain. The sun shone one day last week and I felt like a brand new person! I’m hoping this Breakfast Rice Pudding with Quick Almond Granola will help get me through…

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Nut and Seed Granola

Nut and Seed Granola is a crunchy and protein-filled breakfast, to top on yogurt or your favourite fruit. | breakfast for dinner

My two favourite breakfast foods to keep stocked in the house at all times:

  1. Homemade granola
  2. Muffins stashed in my freezer

Homemade granola is SO NECESSARY to have on hand. Sprinkle it on your yogurt! Douse it with milk, like a healthy cereal! Eat it by the handfuls and handfuls for snacks because you can’t resist! (Just me?!)

You’re in luck because homemade granola is also SO SIMPLE to make. There was a time when I used to eat yogurt and granola every day for breakfast, and I was ploughing through bags of store-bought granola. Those bags of granola from the grocery store are not cheap, and are full of added sugars and preservatives that your body can do without!

Once you try making your own granola (and I turn you into a granola snob!), there’s no going back to those store-bought bags!

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Apple Granola Sandwiches

Grab an Apple Peanut Butter Granola Sandwiches  for an easy to-go breakfast!

Sliced Apples! Peanut butter! Granola!

There are only three ingredients in these Apple Granola Sandwiches – my favourite being the peanut butter. Did you know I have an obsession with peanut butter? I eat it out of the jar like nobody’s business.

These cute little breakfast sandwiches are a cinch to make – just slice a whole apple into rounds, slather each slice with peanut butter, and sprinkle with granola. Press the apple slices together – and ta da! You have breakfast to go!

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Coconut Buckwheat Granola

Coconut Buckwheat Granola - a tasty gluten-free alternative to regular granola, with a satisfying crunch!

Granola is one of my very favourite breakfast foods to make from scratch – it’s so customizable and so much more affordable than buying a bag at the store! I love slipping in extra cinnamon or my favourite nuts – and it makes such a satisfying breakfast with a splash of almond milk or sprinkled over yogurt.

My granola game changed when I raided the bulk bins at the grocery store and found buckwheat. Buckwheat are cute little grain-like seeds, except they’re not a grain at all! They’re actually a fruit seed (?!).  And if you’re gluten-sensitive, buckwheat is completely gluten-free.

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Simple Homemade Granola Bars

These homemade granola bars are SO SIMPLE! One bowl, 6 ingredients and 20 minutes from start to finish!

I have a little notebook where I jot down recipes that are given to me by friends on scraps of paper, or from colleagues on post-it notes. Cooking is a favourite conversation subject of mine, so inevitably someone is always giving me a recipe to try. 😉

These Simple Homemade Granola Bars are a recipe given to me by a friend, during the time after university when I was single and learning how to cook for myself. (It was also during the time where me and said friend would get together for  ‘Sex and the City’ parties, where we drank Cosmopolitans and watched through the six seasons together.)

So these granola bars really deserve to be called Laurel’s Granola Bars.

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