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Peanut Butter Granola cups

These granola cups may taste like a dessert, but are loaded for good-for-you fats like peanut butter, and almonds.

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Photo by Kirk Kirkconnell.

Recipe by Sarah Kirkconnell. www.trailcooking.com

YIELD

About 12 servings

PREP TIME / COOK TIME / chill time

5 minutes / 20 minutes / 1 hour

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 5 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sliced toasted almonds
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.

2

In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg with a hand mixer until combined, add in the peanut butter, brown sugar, honey, and oil and beat until smooth.

3

Add the oats, cinnamon and almonds, stir in by hand then gently fold in the chocolate chips.

4

Divide batter equally down the muffin cups, then press down firmly with your fingers.

5

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

6

Let cool and hour, then work a butter knife around each one and gently pop out (taking them out while they're still warm will increase the chance of crumbling). Store tightly wrapped.