Peanut Powered Recipes

Cherry Peanut Granola

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup plump dried cherries
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cut up dates

Directions: Preheat oven to 300°. Stir butter, oil, honey, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon into the bottom of a large bowl. Toss in coconut, wheat germ, oats, and peanuts. Toss well to coat. Spread mixture out on a non-stick baking pan, parchment paper or baking mat. Bake for 30 minutes. Stir well and return to oven for 15 minutes. Check and stir every ten minutes after until the mixture is golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with salt, toss in dried fruit. Allow to cool and then store in an airtight container.

Serving directions: For a European style breakfast eat this with yogurt and cut up fresh fruit. For trail mix just add some chocolate candies, pretzels and cereal. A healthy snack for the lunch box!

Recipe by:
Amy Oliver
Bangor, ME

Recipe Courtesy of the Plains Peanut Festival Recipe Contest