Peanut Butter Granola

I took Sunday off from working out, so I wanted to make sure my workout on Monday made up for the Oreo Cheesecake I made and ate at our Memorial Day weekend BBQ.  I was pretty tired afterwards, so I think it was a success!



I think all of the exercises are pretty self-explanatory, but here’s the step-by-step instructions for a Stability Ball Jack Knife, in case you aren’t familiar.

Step 1:  Start in straight arm plan position, feet on the stability ball

Step 2:  Using your core, pull your knees towards your chest, keeping your back as level as possible

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After our workout, I decided to make some homemade granola for the week.  I found this recipe on Pinterest (where I get SO many of my recipes lately) and had to give it a try.  Turned out to be another Pinterest success!  This would be delicious in Greek yogurt for an added crunch.  I have found the problem with most granola is that it is high in calories and fat, so this seemed like a better-for-you version, plus anything homemade is better because you eliminate all of those ingredients no one can pronounce. 🙂

The original recipe can be found here, at

PB Granola

Makes four ¼ c servings
2 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp. honey
¼ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. oats

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray cookie sheet (or foil) with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. Combine peanut butter and honey in a bowl and microwave until peanut butter melts (approximately 20 seconds). Stir.

Stir cinnamon and vanilla into peanut butter and honey mixture. Add oats and stir until oats are completely covered in peanut butter mixture. Spread out oat mixture onto prepared cookie sheet and bake for 7 -8 minutes until granola is slightly browned. Let cool until granola is crunchy.

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