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Friday, June 19, 2015

Overnight Hot Peanut Butter & Banana Granola

You might be familiar with the saying, "when one door closes, another door opens." Sadly the end has come to Amanda's #letsgetfoodiechallenge, which was to run through until October of this year. Amanda had to end her #letsgetfoodiechallenge as other priorities took over and she could no longer do everything she wished.

But as this door closed, another door opened for me as I accepted the Golden Girl Granola Blogger Recipe Challenge. Yes, another challenge! I'm loving them as they give me a, er....dare I say, challenge. Yes, I just said that {smile}.

I don't know if you've ever heard of Golden Girl Granola before. They're a family owned business that started out of their kitchen up in Massachusetts. They're slowly growing their business which is why they started these challenges to help people become familiar with their product through recipes. Which is a great marketing idea if you ask me! A win-win for everyone!

Golden Girl Granola has challenged bloggers who have responded to their plea to create an entree recipe using their granola. And since my favorite time to eat granola is in the morning because breakfast is the MOST important meal of the day (as y'all know), I created a breakfast recipe, Overnight Hot Peanut Butter & Banana Granola.

A blend of Golden Girl's Honey & Coconut Granola with bananas, peanut butter, almonds, and coconut all warmed up to help you start your day off right.

Overnight Hot Peanut Butter & Banana Granola

Recipe by Julie Murphy
An overnight granola that makes mornings warmer & easier.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 2 minutes
Total time: 7 minutes
Yield: 1 serving
  • 1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon Golden Girl's Honey & Coconut Granola
  • 3/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 Tablespoon almonds, chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 1 banana, sliced
Cooking Directions
  1. In a small bowl, add 1/2 cup granola, coconut milk, coconut flakes, and almonds.
  2. Mix together, cover, and place in refrigerator until morning.
  3. In the morning, mix in peanut butter and a dash (about 1 Tablespoon) of coconut milk to help keep mixture moist while cooking.
  4. Place bowl into microwave for about 1 to 2 minutes on High setting.
  5. After 2 minutes, remove bowl from microwave, stir, and add sliced banana. Mix together.
  6. Top with coconut flakes and 1 Tablespoon granola.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Disclaimer - I did not receive any monies for this post. I only received one bag of granola from Golden Girl Granola to help in making with the recipe. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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