This granola has a chip on its shoulder, too.

Peanut Butter & Chips Granola

call me Idéfix if you have to…
I know that between the granola making and other peanut butter-centered recipes, you’d be entitled to.

hear me out, though: it will be especially good for those of you who might dislike the type of granola that’s got sharp edges and shows an amazing lack of respect for sensitive gums. not that this one here is soft by any means, who would want that anyway?
let’s just say that there’s no harshness involved here to keep you from gobbling up the whole batch in two seconds flat.

the whole idea is again to make life just a bit more interesting and mouths full of cavities by throwing some of your favorite chips in there: butterscotch (you can find the vegan version at Price Chopper), white chocolate (check out Cosmo’s Vegan Shoppe or Food Fight for these), semisweet chocolate, carob…we don’t discriminate, and neither should you.

Peanut Butter & Chips Granola:

1 cup (80 g) old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup (40 g) brown rice flour
1/4 cup (28 g) flax meal
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 tablespoons (32 g) natural peanut butter
1 tablespoon (15 ml) canola oil
2 tablespoons (42 g) agave nectar or (30 ml) pure maple syrup
1/3 cup (58 g) nondairy semisweet or (66 g) white chocolate or (40 g) carob chips

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C, or gas mark 4). Have a large rimmed baking sheet handy.
In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, flax meal, and salt.
In a small bowl, whisk together peanut butter, oil, and nectar or syrup, until emulsified.
Fold wet ingredients into dry, until well coated. Spread mixture evenly on the baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes. Stir well.
Bake for another 8 minutes, or until golden brown.
Stir chocolate chips into the granola until they melt and coat the cereal.
Let cool on baking sheet before transferring into a tightly closed container. Store in fridge, once completely cooled.

Yield: about 3 cups

  • Julie says:

    Okay. Um, making this immediately. Thank you thank you. Now my husband can’t get on my case for eating chocolate chips for breakfast, because they’ll be hidden in granola. Mwahahaha.

  • Vegannifer says:

    I’m totally cool with the peanut butter use. Keep it comin’!

    This granola would be dessert at my house. Mmmm mmm!

  • Joanna says:

    I’ve looked for vegan white chocolate chips and vegan butterscotch chips. I can’t find them. Do you order yours online?

  • Celine says:

    the white chocolate chips, you can get them from http://www.cosmosveganshoppe.com, the butt chips [ha], I had a friend send them to me a long time ago: you can find them at Price Chopper, but there’s none of that here on the West coast.

    I’m happy to see you guys aren’t shunning me for the abuse of PB!

  • culinarycory says:

    I love homemade granola. It’s so comforting on a chilly morning.