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Oatmeal Cookie Granola

I’ve totally been holding out on you guys. A few months ago the lovely folks at the Peanut Butter & Co. sent me a box full of their amazing peanut butters. Out of the 5, we’ve finished all but 2! We kind of love peanut butter 🙂 I’ve been making sandwiches, Thai-inspired salad dressings, peanut butter cookies, and lots of granola. Since we had a bit of their Cinnamon Raisin Swirl left, I thought I’d make an oatmeal cookie breakfast granola. I mean who doesn’t want to eat cookies for breakfast, right?!

Oatmeal Cookie Granola

This granola tastes just like an old-fashioned oatmeal cookie, only it’s way healthier for you! It’s packed full of rolled oats, unsweetened coconut, nuts, flax meal, peanut butter and maple syrup. Sure it has a little bit of brown sugar and butter, if you’re really being health conscious you can sub them for more maple syrup and coconut oil. Ok? Now back to the recipe… it’s so easy to make and will last the entire week (that is if you don’t have a 1½ year old who loves to snack on it)!

Oatmeal Cookie Granola

It only takes 5 minutes to prep and 30 minutes to bake. So are you ready to get started? Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet (with sides/edges) with parchment paper or a baking mat and set it aside. In a medium size mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, unsweetened coconut flakes, chopped pecans, flax seed meal, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. I like to toss these ingredients by hand to get them distributed evenly.

Oatmeal Cookie Granola

Then, in a small microwave safe mixing bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, maple syrup, peanut butter and butter or coconut oil. Any peanut butter will do, but I definitely prefer the flavor of the Peanut Butter & Co.’s Cinnamon Raisin Swirl. It’s got cinnamon & raisins swirled right into it! Heat the mixture on HIGH for 30 seconds or until butter is slightly melted (the syrup will bubble, that’s ok). Add the vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.

Oatmeal Cookie Granola

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and fold until everything is moist. Spread across the prepared baking sheet into an even layer. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes (adding the raisins in the last 10 minutes- they will plump up but then shrink as they cool). Remove the granola when golden brown and allow to cool completely before eating.

Oatmeal Cookie Granola

Serve on top of yogurt, in a big ole bowl of milk or eat as-is! This granola will have you craving oatmeal cookies all day long 😉

Oatmeal Cookie Granola

Oatmeal Cookie Granola Recipe

This sweet and crunchy oatmeal cookie granola is packed full of wholesome ingredients! Now you can eat "cookies" for breakfast without feeling guilty!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Calories: 760kcal
Author: LifeMadeSimpleTeam
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Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut *
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup flax seed meal
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar - packed
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (Peanut Butter & Co Cinnamon Raisin Swirl)
  • 2 Tbsp butter or coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat, set aside.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, combine the oats, coconut, pecans, flax seed meal, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  • In a small microwave safe mixing bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, maple syrup, peanut butter and butter or coconut oil. Heat on HIGH for 30 seconds or until butter is slightly melted (the syrup will bubble, that's ok). Add the vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, toss to combine. Spread across the prepared baking sheet into an even layer. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes (adding the raisins in the last 10 minutes). Remove and allow to cool completely before transferring to an airtight container.

NOTES

*If you only have sweetened on hand, that's perfectly fine!
-For gluten-free: please make sure your oats are certified gluten-free.
-For dairy-free: sub equal amounts coconut oil for butter.
Nutrition Facts
Oatmeal Cookie Granola Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
760
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
43
g
66
%
Saturated Fat
 
19
g
119
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
10
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
12
g
Cholesterol
 
15
mg
5
%
Sodium
 
295
mg
13
%
Potassium
 
751
mg
21
%
Carbohydrates
 
86
g
29
%
Fiber
 
15
g
63
%
Sugar
 
30
g
33
%
Protein
 
15
g
30
%
Vitamin A
 
182
IU
4
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
122
mg
12
%
Iron
 
5
mg
28
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Comments:

  1. What a great idea for this peanut butter. I love cookies for breakfast – this is the next best thing. Pinned!

  2. Oatmeal Cookie Granola is not really a new idea but i’ve never really tried it before. This recipe is so yummy and easy to make. Gonna make it!