Seriously- granola may be the easiest thing to make ever. Because you can’t really screw it up. You just throw in whatever your preferences are.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup Uncle Sam Original cereal
- 1 cup Kashi Go Lean
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 6 oz of chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup coconut
So while you’ve got all that chillin’ in a big bowl, heat on medium low about a 1/2 cup of brown rice syrup and a heaping tablespoon of brown sugar. After the sugar’s dissolved, add around 3/4 cup of peanut butter (I didn’t measure so much as guesstimate on it) and take off the heat. Once it’s all melty melty, dump it into the big bowl of yumminess. And mix. A lot. Don’t be too good to use your hands if you have to. The chocolate’s going to start to melt. And just let it- because it’s supposed to.
If it’s not the right consistency (really, that’s up to you), continue to add more cereal/oats. Since I was mostly winging it, I ended up having to add more cereal.Spread out onto a foil-lined cookie sheet and throw it in the refrigerator. It won’t look overly pleasing to the eye- but no worries. After it’s chilled an hour or so, just stick it in tupperware and keep in the refrigerator. Try not to sneak handfuls. It’s like crack. Once you start, you won’t stop.
I’m sure if you wanted, you could just press it all tightly together to make bars, but I prefer to keep it in crumbly and add to my breakfast. It honestly reminds me of a version of “no bake” cookies. I’d imagine it would be tasty with ice cream, too.