Greek yogurt, you either love it or hate it. I’ll admit when I first tried plain Greek yogurt, I spit it out. But I knew I had to give it a chance because it is superior to traditional yogurt, without added junk. I didn’t want sugar and I wanted the protein content it provided. I did love how thick it was and how healthy Greek yogurt is, but it took me some time, as the taste was bland.
I rarely by flavored Greek yogurt. It is always plain. To make it taste better I add toppings such as fresh fruit, honey, coconut, nuts, seeds and healthy granola. Greek yogurt is so versatile and can be substituted for sour cream, mayonnaise, used in baking, cooking and so much more.
Greek yogurt is my go-to snack pre or post-workout. Protein is needed to repair muscles while carbohydrates for fuel, which is why I make this homemade peanut butter granola recipe.
This recipe is perfect atop thick Greek yogurt providing extra fuel and nutrients from the nuts, seeds and cranberries. I like to make my own granola because it is much healthier without added sugars, I control what goes into it. Making granola at home is simple, really just mix whatever you want, bake, cool and you’re good to go. You can substitute any nut or seed you prefer in this recipe.
Curious about the bowl used in this recipe? This is a measure up bowl, perfect for those who portion control!
- 1.5 cups rolled oats
- 2/3 cup unsweetened dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/s/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&field-keywords=pepitas&linkCode=ur2&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Apepitas&sprefix=pepit%2Caps%2C455&tag=livsmagir04-20&url=search-alias%3Daps” target=”_blank”]pepitas[/url]
- 1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
- 1/3 cup [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/s/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&field-keywords=pepitas&linkCode=ur2&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Apepitas&sprefix=pepit%2Caps%2C455&tag=livsmagir04-20&url=search-alias%3Daps” target=”_blank”]raw honey[/url]
- Preheat oven 325 °
- In a bowl, add oats, cranberries, almonds and pepitas.
- In a small saucepan on low heat, add peanut butter and honey and constantly stir until melted and creamy.
- Add peanut butter/honey mixture to oat mixture and stir to coat.
- If you want larger clumps, take small handfuls and clump.
- Place in a single layer on a larger baking tray.
- Bake 20-25 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
- Remove from oven to cool, store in mason jar or glass container.