Homemade Peach Granola

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I think I have a new favorite breakfast!  Yogurt and peaches topped with Homemade Peach Granola.  Sweet and fruity with a nice bit of crunch, it even looks like morning sunshine!

Top some yogurt with a little homemade peach granola

Top some yogurt with a little homemade peach granola

Have you been reading the recent press on probiotics?  Probiotics are the good bacteria found in yogurt and other cultured products. Back in the crunchy granola seventies, everyone talked about the Tibetan monks who lived to the age of 100 eating yogurt.   But today’s research is going deeper.  

Yogurt and granola and sunflower

Yogurt with homemade peach granola and sunflower

Anyone who has taken an antibiotic is probably familiar with the ability of probiotics to keep gut bacteria in sync.  But today’s research is looking at additional roles.  Recent studies have investigated possible impacts on type 2 diabetes  and weight management.  Others have looked at immune function and cholesterol control.   peach-granola-bowl

Top yogurt with home.made peach granola and a slice of peach

Top yogurt with home.made peach granola and a slice of peach

I don’t know if probiotics will live up to the hype when all the research is done.  But one thing is for sure–the taste alone is worth it!  

Now winding back around to my original topic… I just created a new recipe for homemade peach granola.  One of my CSA friends clued me in to how tasty dried peaches are.  When I dehydrated some trays I was impressed with how the sweetness comes out without a drop of added sugar.  So I updated my maple vanilla granola recipe  and the rest is history!

Homemade Peach Granola and a fresh ripe peach

Homemade Peach Granola and a fresh ripe peach

 

Homemade Peach Granola
Serves 8
A fruity and crunchy homemade peach granola, with less sugar due to the rosy sweetness of the fruit.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr
220 calories
30 g
0 g
10 g
4 g
2 g
98 g
78 g
14 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
98g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220
Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
16%
Saturated Fat 2g
11%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 78mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 30g
10%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 14g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
7%
Calcium
3%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  2. • 2 c oatmeal, old-fashioned
  3. • 1/2 c chopped hazelnuts
  4. • 1/4 t salt
  5. • 1/8 t ground cinnamon
  6. • 1/8 t ground ginger
  7. • 3 T coconut oil (or other oil)
  8. • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  9. • 1 T vanilla extract
  10. • 3 peaches, chopped fine (see note)
Instructions
  1. Combine dry ingredients.
  2. Melt coconut oil (if using) and brown sugar together. Add these and the vanilla to the dry ingredients. Toss to combine.
  3. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray, then spread out granola mixture. Bake at 225 for about 1 1/2 - 2 hours until peaches are dried but still soft (baking time will vary depending on thickness of peach pieces), stirring a couple of times. Let cool completely then store in airtight container.
Notes
  1. Serving size is approximately 1/3 cup (a light serving of cereal but more than you'd use to top yogurt)
  2. It is important to use very thin pieces of peach or the other ingredients will get too dried out before the peaches are ready.
  3. If you want to make this with dried peaches instead, you can chop them to the desired size and add separately at end.
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calories
220
fat
10g
protein
4g
carbs
30g
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6 Comments

  1. Those bees aren’t the only ones working hard in your neck of the woods, Inger. Just look at you! Homemade Peach Granola? Oh my! I must tell Tabi about this recipe. She’s looking for an assortment of snacks to bring to school for her long day:)

    I actually bought a Target brand of Probiotics just yesterday. My son swears by it. I figure it can’t hurt and I’m a “hippie” from way back when still making my own yogurt which btw you should try one day:)

    Thanks so much for sharing, Inger…

    • Thanks Louise. You know I have tried making my own yogurt but the kids complain it isn’t thick enough. Let me know if you have any tips…

  2. I love this granola Inger:)

  3. i always make my own granola, but i’ve never incorporated peaches! i like the looks of this and would happily eat it with yogurt every morning!

    • That’s what we’ve been doing here Grace 😉 Just went to the farmer’s market for more peaches to make it again!

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