Peanut Butter Granola… Revenge

by Kelly M

Revenge is wrong.

Revenge is wrong, rude, sometimes illegal, and immature.

And I am (usually) none of those things.

I applied to be a LOVE Grown Blogger, and why wouldn’t I get my heart set on it? Their granola is amazing and it would be a dream come true to be in the ranks with those amazing other bloggers.

So naturally I didn’t get it.

I wasn’t mad about it, though. disappointed? Sure.

But I’m fine not having a sponsorship deal with them now. This opportunity may come around again, and if not, there are other companies out there. I can let it go for now.

There is one thing I won’t let go.

As much as I would like to say I totally forgive LOVE, I am not perfect. There is just one thing that just doesn’t sit well with me.

I can’t let the company that rejected me have the best granola out there anymore. Just in this respect, I needed to have the last laugh.

So I got cooking.

And I have so much leftover granola from the trials that I can pretend it’s a LOVE stash.

Only better.

I didn’t get the deal. That’s okay.

But I now have the greatest granola out there. I win.



Do I care?


So Take That LOVE! Peanut Butter Granola (Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Low Calorie, Amazingly Delicious)

So what? I’m competitive. But we’re all okay with that because now we have this amazing granola. Bake longer if you want it super crunchy, or a bit shorter if you want it softer. Customizability (what do you mean that’s not a word, Spellcheck?)? LOVE doesn’t do that.

Adapted from the Amazing Averie

1/3c. brown sugar

1/3c. almond milk

1/4c. peanut butter or other nut butter of choice (You can use Better N Peanut Butter for a lower cal option)

3c. rolled oats (use gluten-free if you so desire)

1/2-1t cinnamon, depending on you tastes

Pre-heat over to 375F.

Put brown sugar, almond milk, and peanut butter in a pan over medium low heat until melted. Off heat, stir in oats. On a foil or parchment lined baking sheet, spread out the oat mixture. If you want big clumps, leave in big clumps. If you don’t, make sure you spread everything out nice and apart.

Bake for 15-25 minutes, depending on how crunchy you want it.

Try to let it cool before you burn your tongue on it. At least try?

I didn’t.

Totally worth it.


-Kelly M.

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1 Tara December 7, 2011 at 4:02 am

Hahaha that’s pretty funny.. Love Grown does lack a peanut butter flavor, and peanut butter is one of the main food groups, right? This sounds so easy and delicious!


2 Kelly M December 7, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Thanks, Tara! LOVE is lucky to have you. ;)


3 Kristina December 7, 2011 at 6:16 am

This kind of revenge, I can totally get behind :)


4 Kelly M December 8, 2011 at 9:24 pm

*laughs mysteriously*

Thanks. ;)


5 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot December 7, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Love it!! (Pun Intended) My sister also applied but was Rejected – they just don’t know these good blogs they are turning away!! Why not just spread the love to everyone I Say! I think I might have to take my own revenge and make this instead of buying Love Growns – bah! ;)


6 Kelly M December 7, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Thanks. I’m sorry for about your sister, but I feel her pain! I wonder what LOVE looks for in bloggers. Tons and tons of hits? Oh well.

At least there are wonderful people like you who make me feel better about it. ;)


7 Nicole from Loving Simple Moments December 7, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Apparently, revenge can also be delicious! ;)


8 Kelly M December 7, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Wanna come over and enjoy the delicious revenge with me? ;)


9 Amy December 7, 2011 at 9:39 pm

this sounds AWESOME. i love pb anything..i used to have a serious problem with peanut butter and co’s pb (the flavored ones) and pb puffins. so i stopped buying both!! but now i kinda miss them…maybe ill just make this instead :)


10 Kelly M December 8, 2011 at 9:26 pm

I hear you! I need to join PB lovers anonymous. ;)


11 Allie December 8, 2011 at 6:11 am

Mmmmm, peanut butter granola sounds right up my alley! Delish :)


12 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile December 8, 2011 at 6:49 am

yummm! anything with nut butter has my heart :D


13 Kelly M December 8, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Thank you, my fellow nut butter lover. ;)


14 Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner December 8, 2011 at 8:05 am

Thanks for your comment on my blog, Kelly!! I’m glad you stumbled upon it :) I hope you’re Mom is doing okay and you too :)


15 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 31, 2012 at 5:48 pm

better late than never that I saw this post of yours…thanks for linking me..and sorry you didn’t get the Love Grown role. I wish you would have…you would be great!

The granola looks great!


16 Alli June 4, 2012 at 1:09 pm

do you have a calorie/serving size info for this recipe? I’m so excited to have found it!!


17 Kelly M June 29, 2012 at 9:03 am

Hi Alli! It’s been so long since I’ve made this recipe because it’s not low carb, so I don’t remember quite how much it yields. I think it made about 4 cups, so if that were true, then a 1/2 cup serving, or 1/8 of the recipe, has about 169 calories. Sorry for taking so long with the answer, and I hope this helps!


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