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I’m In Trouble

by Courtney on June 20, 2011

Tonight Jay and I have a softball game so dinner is, once again, up in the air.

Plus, we’re also planning on leaving a little earlier than normal so I can squeeze in some batting practice before the game. I’m feelin’ a little rusty…

But none of that really matters right now. Not one bit of it.

Because today, I made this…


And I’m pretty sure it has already changed my life.


While I was away last week on vacation, I didn’t get a chance to do much blog reading. If I had a few minutes, I’d skim through my reader on my phone, and one of those days happened to be Julie’s recipe for Peanut Butter Granola. Just looking at the tiny pictures from my phone already had me salivating.


So then, when I saw her make her Almond Butter Granola, it was almost like she was saying, “C’mon Courtney, you need to make this, like, now.”

So I obliged, and followed her recipe to a T; only, instead of using peanut or almond butter, I tried it with THIS…


Sunflower Seed Butter.

Oh my gosh I can’t even begin to tell you just how incredible this stuff is.


The way it stays in little clumps that just burst with flavor in your mouth??


Oh goodness, I’m in trouble.

Maybe this would go good on top of my Wasa crackers?? Winking smile

So since this recipe takes about five seconds to make, I suggest you go check it out and give it a try. Just click here. And then immediately remove yourself from the kitchen so you don’t eat it all once it comes out of the oven. Winking smile

Question for the Evening:

What’s your favorite granola? Any favorite recipes?

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1 Lindsay @Cook.Vegan.Lover. June 20, 2011 at 6:49 pm

I love granola and could eat it with almond milk for every meal….now if only that was healthy
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2 Blog is the New Black June 20, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Dying to make my own granola! You’ve inspired me!
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3 Lauren @ Sugar Coated Sisters June 20, 2011 at 6:51 pm

I need to make granola for my weekend trip to Yosemite! Hello trailmix! Might try this out! Thanks for the sunflower seed recommendation :)
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4 Julie @ PBFingers June 20, 2011 at 6:53 pm

oh my gosh, isn’t it ridiculous!?!? i literally ate the entire batch MYSELF yesterday. in one day. it’s ridiculsouly addicting. glad you like it, too! using sunflower butter sounds fantastic!
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5 Cait @ Urban Fencepost June 20, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Ooooh, that looks good! I think I’ll make it exactly like you did, with Sunflower Seed Butter (boyfriends allergic to peanuts).


6 Silvia @ skinny jeans food June 20, 2011 at 7:04 pm

haha, just want we need: more addictive granola!!!! ;-)
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7 Danica June 20, 2011 at 7:05 pm

I saw her recipe there too and I can’t wait to try it! But I’m also a little afraid of the temptation it’ll create for me : )


8 Anita June 20, 2011 at 7:09 pm

You two have convinced me! It’s time for me to make this stuff!
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9 Amy June 20, 2011 at 7:24 pm

I am definitely making some and then sprinkle it over a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt with a few banana slices and a drizzle of maple syrup…yum!


10 Courtney June 20, 2011 at 9:33 pm



11 Erica June 20, 2011 at 7:44 pm

there’s this granola mixed w/dried strawberries sold at this local healthfood store, in the bulk bins…but even sold in bulk is so expensive!

i usually have been eating nature’s path. good. but it ain’t that strawberry granola…


12 Lindsay June 20, 2011 at 7:47 pm I have to try that! It looks amazing. I’m not sure I would be able to have self-control haha


13 Niki (Life's a Payne) June 20, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Ahhh I keep saying I am going to make this! I just know I will eat it all! I will probably make it tomorrow… and continue to eat it all day long!
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14 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen June 20, 2011 at 7:57 pm

I saw her recipe too and definitely bookmarked that one! I bought sunflower seed butter last time I was at TJ’s since everyone raves about it but I gotta say, I’m not a fan! I didn’t think it was possible to not like a type of “butter”! I’ll definitely try it with almond or peanut butter though :)
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15 Courtney June 20, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Gina, I wasn’t that much of a fan of it on a sandwich either! But I LOVE it in the granola :)


16 Lauren June 20, 2011 at 8:02 pm

I love granola – this looks great!
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17 Katy @ fitinheels June 20, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Oh my godddd this looks TO. DIE. FOR. I usually love a honey almond granola and tend to stay away from peanut butter granola (only because I want to eat all of it!) but homemade just puts it over the top! Delish!!!
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18 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey June 20, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Oh boy. I might be in trouble if I make that too! My granola supply isss running low.
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19 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) June 20, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Mmm, I saw the almond butter version that Julie made yesterday – looks amazing!
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20 Liz @ Tip Top Shape June 20, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Aldi honey nut. So good.
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21 Lee @ in the pink of condition June 20, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I was foaming at the mouth when I saw Julie’s recipe, and now I am drooling again thanks to you! Looks unbelievably delicious!
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22 Mary @ Bites and Bliss June 20, 2011 at 9:03 pm

I loveeee peanut butter granola!! The best of both worlds put together in one!


23 Mac June 20, 2011 at 9:06 pm

My favorite is chocolate granola, goes good in any yogurt! I did really want to try this recipe though… starting to love granola more and more everyday!
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24 Brynne June 20, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Ah this sounds sooo good! Granola + fruit + ice cold almond/soy milk = the besttttt
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25 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles June 20, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Ooooo! Now I’m going to have to make this, you temptress, you! Looks AMAZING!
My fav granolas are the ones I make, that way I know what is in them…
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26 Lindsey June 20, 2011 at 10:23 pm

I was eyeing up that recipe too, but haven’t made it yet in fear I would eat my body weight in granola! haha. I would say peanut butter granola is my fav.
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27 Khushboo June 20, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Yup I am so making Julie’s peanut butter granola soon! Whenever I do make granola, 3 ingredients are vital: cinnamon, vanilla essence, and coconut!
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28 Casey June 20, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Oh my gosh, I always have some homemade granola in the house. That stuff will take over your mind


29 kate June 20, 2011 at 11:36 pm

theres nothing better than homemade granola yummmmm


30 Jamie aka "Sometimes Healthy Living Girl" June 20, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Oh my – that looks good. I could not handle having it in my kitchen – that is for sure. Favorite granola is Suzie’s Granola. Suzie is my best friend from Omaha’s mother. She makes the best homemade granola ever. I have no idea what the recipe is, but every time I visit, I try to find out. It’s sweet, crunchy, light and filling all at once. I’ll be home in about a month and you can bet I’ll be eating some of Suzie’s Granola!!!
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31 Courtney June 21, 2011 at 5:14 am

Does she ship to Upstate NY??? ;)


32 Jodi June 21, 2011 at 7:48 am

This looks so addictive! I might have to add some chocolate to mine…Ya know, in case it wasn’t tempting enough already! :-)
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33 Jordan P @ food, sweat, and beers June 21, 2011 at 9:33 am

I can honestly say I’ve had so little granola in my life that I couldn’t tell you a favorite. The crunch might be a little too much for my sensitive teeth ATM, but one day, Jordan, keep dreaming that impossible dream!!
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34 Samantha June 21, 2011 at 1:05 pm

That looks like a darn good excuse to turn on the oven in the summer if I ever saw one! I’m gonna have to try that!
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35 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat June 21, 2011 at 3:01 pm

I’m going to have to try this – I might add in some chocolate somehow too! ;)
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36 Kathleen @morethaneasymac June 21, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Oh my goodness, I could not make that or I would be eating granola all day and nothing else. Looks delicious!
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37 Kaylyn June 21, 2011 at 10:16 pm

I made this the other night and had the same problem – can’t stop eating it! it is just too good! :)


38 Semi-health Nut June 24, 2011 at 1:11 pm

How do you like Sunflower butter?? Sounds yummy! And techy-blog question…how did you get this comment template? I like it a lot!


39 Courtney June 24, 2011 at 1:29 pm

I really like it, but I actually still prefer peanut butter on a sandwich. It’s delicious though!

I’m pretty sure it was a plugin – Greg’s Threaded Comment Numbering or something like that?


40 Cindy June 27, 2011 at 12:20 pm

I made this recipe because it looked sooooo good! But I think that I burned it :( How long do we cook it for?


41 Courtney June 27, 2011 at 1:32 pm

I’m pretty sure I did mine for 8-10 minutes but kept an eye on it…all ovens are different!


42 Cassie July 1, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Just found your blog through random #FF’s on twitter and I’m officially obsessed…be scrolling through your posts for the past 45 minutes (okay, what am I doing it’s Friday, gotta get ready to go out) but know I love it! :) Have a great weekend!


43 Courtney July 1, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Awesome! Thanks, Cassie! :)


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