Maple Spice Peanut Butter Granola
(From: little bitty bakes)
1 3/4 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds (optional but so much better for you with it)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/3 cup smooth (or crunchy) peanut butter, melted
1/3 cup light maple syrup (the real thing! (cant't harp on that enough sorry))
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a small bowl, combine the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice, give a quick stir. Stir in the melted peanut butter and maple syrup, and vanilla and mix well. Dump onto a cookie sheet and smooth out into a fairly even layer and bake for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp and light brown. Make sure you keep your eye on it, it will brown pretty quickly before you know it. Cool the granola completely before storing in an airtight container. A quart Mason jar, or reused (cleaned) spaghetti sauce jar does the trick just nicely.
Now forget about those chocolate covered oreo's that you just ate hoping no one was looking and eat something that you don't have to feel guilty about. You're welcome.
Life's better homemade,