The Best Peanut Butter Granola Ever

That's a pretty bold statement, huh? Well, all I can say is if you are looking for a healthy alternative for a treat or a snack, this recipe is really worth your time.  It takes essentially no time to make, it's delicious and it's adaptable.

2 tbsp Peanut Butter (you could use another nut butter or sun butter instead if you prefer)
2 tbsp Honey (I use raw honey)
1 cup Rolled Oats - I like the biggest oats I can find but any oats will work
1 tsp Vanilla Extract


How you make this recipe depends on your peanut butter. If you PB is soft, just add it to a bowl with the honey and vanilla and stir well.  Add your oats and optional extras and stir. Spread the mixture out evenly on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and place in the oven at 350F/176C for 15 minutes. When you take it out, it may not look done but let it cool and it will set.  Once cool, break it up and enjoy. 

*If your PB is not very easy to stir out of the jar, add it with the honey to a small pan over a low heat and stir until soft and creamy.  Add vanilla and stir.  Then follow instructions above.

*This recipe works great as is but if you want optional extras, try a dash of cinnamon, chocolate chips, raisins, dried fruit, seeds or more nuts. If you think it would taste good, it probably will!

Banana 'Ice Cream'

Of the many many things I am grateful for, this recipe is definitely up there near the top of the list.  You can make Banana 'Ice Cream' without any artificial ingredients.  And you don't need an ice cream maker.  All you need are frozen bananas and a food processor or heavy duty blender.  If you've got those, then just put frozen bananas in your blender or food processor and turn it on.  That's it! 

And there are so many different ways to adapt the recipe with optional extras.  Here is my favourite version:


2 frozen bananas
1tbs peanut butter (all natural, no added oil or sugars)
1/2tsp vanilla extract
1/4c liquid.  I used a little almond milk to make it more like soft-serve ice cream.  Any milk would do though.

If I'm in the mood for chocolate, I add semi-sweet chocolate chips to the blender so they grind down into the ice cream to add a little texture.


Put all ingredients into your food processor or blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

*If you are using a blender that isn't heavy duty, you may need more liquid but add as little as possible so you don't thin it out too much. 

**optional extras - chocolate chips, cacao nibs, chopped nuts, a drizzle of honey, maple syrup, a dash of cinnamon.  The options are endless.