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Pantry Lover’s Granola Recipe

Pantry lover’s granola is made when you need to clean out your kitchen pantry. Use my base recipe, and your kitchen pantry’s odds and ends, to make this healthy snack.

Pantry Lover's Granola Recipe \\

This Friday, May 13th, 2011, Steph’s Bite by Bite is hosting an online bake sale to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I can’t wait to participate in an online bake sale! I’ve never done anything like this before but it is the second time Steph has hosted a bake sale on her site. I’m donating Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies (one of my favorites). Tons of awesome bakers are involved, so get pumped! Steph’s last bake sale earned $1,707 – let’s see if we can up the ante for round two!

Now on to breakfast week, day two! I love granola as a snack at any time of the day, but waking up to a quick and delicious bite of granola really makes me feel like I’m doing something good for myself.

Not sure if that’s true or not – but granola is packed with oats, nuts, wheat germ, peanut butter and deliciousness. It can’t possibly be bad for you, right? Granola makes the perfect breakfast. Not too heavy, not too sweet, this little girl thinks it’s juuust right.

I’d been craving granola since I realized Handsome was never really going to finish that box of cereal he had to have and it had been left to taunt me from the counter. I moved it every time I needed to toast a piece of bread, reminding myself that I would soon turn it into something delicious. Every time I needed to reheat leftover pizza, I craved the crunch of home made chewy granola bars.

Selected for you :   Churros Mini Muffins

I’m not sure what kept me from spending five minutes in the kitchen to make this pantry lover’s granola, but I’m so happy that I finally have it here to munch on.

From now on, I promise to keep granola in my house at all times – we’re never really going to finish any box of cereal otherwise.

What’s your perfect weekday breakfast?

Pantry Lover's Granola Recipe \\


Pantry Lover's Granola Recipe \\

The other big news in today’s blog post? The winner of the Graeter’s Ice Cream giveaway!

Selected for you :   Belgian-Style Yeast Waffles

The winner of  the 6 pints of ice cream is Tanya from Scattered Stamper!


Saturday 21st of May 2011

Thanks, refrigeration did the trick.


Friday 20th of May 2011

Hi, Do these not need to be baked or refrigerated? Mine are sticky and falling apart, help! Thanks.


Friday 20th of May 2011

I would put them in the fridge to set or add a little more honey to your mix. Mine held ok, but were a little on the crumbly side. Hope this helps and isn't too late!

Saturday 14th of May 2011

I never have leftover cereal... that's all I eat! :) And granola! Thank you for the recipe...I love that you put PB in there!!

Maggie @ Vittles and Bits

Friday 13th of May 2011

Great idea to use leftover cereal, we tend to have a lot of that in this house! I have been on a kick of making my own granola bars too lately, these look yummy :) So much better than the super sugary ones you guy in the store!


Thursday 12th of May 2011

I made these tonight. They turned out amazing!!!! Thank you so much for this super easy and delicious recipe!!! The only thing I changed was instead of a cup of peanut butter, I used 1/2 cup peanut butter (because that was all I had left) and then a 1/2 cup of nutella. It made everything so chocolatey and great!!! Will totally make this again!