Monday, January 24, 2011

Peanut Butter Granola

This recipe comes from a friend named Kelly.  She is from my hometown, Martin,TN.  Kelly was on the "Prism" plan for a year.  She started teaching a Prism class at her church in August 2010.  Kelly has lost 90 lbs. & 86 inches.   She says she is not trying to lose anymore weight at this time.. She has maintained her weight for a month now and continues to eat healthy nutritious meals & exercising. 
Kelly has been very inspiring to me!  She shared her recipe for Peanut Butter Granola with me... I loved it & wanted to share it with you all!  Thanks, Kelly!
2/3 cups of Peanut Butter (I use the Kroger Organic brand or Smart Balance Creamy that has low sugar like 1 or 2 grams)
2/3 cups of honey (local honey from the area where you live is the best to use)
4 Tablespoons of butter
1 tsp. of vanilla
1 tsp. of salt
6 cups of Old Fashioned Oatmeal
Melt butter in a large pot on the stove. Add honey and then peanut butter. Melt and stir together well. Take the pan off of the stove and add in the vanilla and salt. Stir in the Old Fashioned Oats.
Pour in an ungreased 9 by 13 glass baking dish. Bake @ 375. Cook for 10-13 min. or until the top of the oatmeal is slightly dark brown. Take out and completely cool on a cooling rack. Take a spoons and gently break it apart and store in a zip lock bag or air tight container.
1/2 cup equals 225 cal.

Courtesy of Kelly Castleman Smith/ Adamsville, TN