|Plant based Granola, before baking|
I bought a lot of PB2 powder and wanted to use it in an energy snack that didn't have too much sugar or fats.
Preheat oven to 275 degrees fahrenheit
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup PB2 powdered peanut butter, I used the cocoa flavored variety
2/3 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1 cup raw sunflower seeds
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes or shreds
1/3 cup raw almonds, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup dried blueberries or cranberries
3 tablespoons flaxseed meal
2 tablespoons oat bran
1/4 cup wheat bran
Stir dry ingredients together and then add wet ingredients to dry ingredients as a drizzle while you continue stirring.
Combine 1/4 cup honey, 1/4 cup coconut oil, 1/4 cup applesauce and 2 teaspoons vanilla
It works well to heat the liquids together for a few seconds in the microwave to make the mixture more fluid. All ingredients together will seem fairly dry but keep stirring and eventually it will all become sticky. When you no longer see dry pockets it is ready to bake.
Bake for 1 hour at 275 degrees fahrenheit. This will make approximately 2 1/2 lbs. of dry granola.
It works great as a breakfast cereal.