Peanut Butter Cup Granola

I have just one thing to say.  Peanut butter cups for breakfast.

I was a huge fan of the Reese’s peanut butter cups.  Let’s be honest though.  They are filled with chemicals and additives and probably not much real peanut butter or chocolate.  So I tried to create a dish that resembles that naughty taste, without the guilt.  What better time than breakfast to eat chocolate and peanut butter?

Peanut Butter Cup Granola

3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup peanut butter (for a peanut free option, click here.)
1/4 cup applesauce
3 T coco powder
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
2 T non dairy milk

Preheat oven to 330.  Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Mix the wet into a small bowl.  You may have to microwave the peanut butter to soften it enough to stir.  Add the wet to dry.  Spread mixture onto a lined baking pan and bake for 15 minutes.  Pull the pan out and move the granola around a bit.  Place back in the oven and bake for another 5-7 minutes.  Serve with milk or sprinkle over plain yogurt.  If you are feeling extra feisty, you can sprinkle a few chocolate chips in. 🙂

What are some of your other guilty candy pleasures?

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