This recipe is from Good and Cheap.
Good and Cheap is a gorgeous cookbook for people with limited income, particularly on a $4/day food stamps budget. The PDF is free (ahora en Español!) and has been downloaded more than 1,000,000 times. I have more cookbooks, too!
I couldn’t believe it when I realized I had not posted this Peanut butter and jelly granola bar recipe on the blog! It’s one of the most popular recipes from Good and Cheap and if you haven’t given it a go, let this be your moment. They are so flexible and fool-proof, let them be a part of your breakfast rotation.
Tired of endless PB+J sandwiches? Give these bars a try instead! I designed them for my friend Alex, who is allergic to gluten and is the best long-distance runner I know. I wanted to create a simple but nutritious breakfast that he could grab on his way out for a run. They are a little more crumbly than a store-bought granola bar, however.
As a bonus, these are made entirely from ingredients that you can find in any corner store or food pantry. Any kind of jam or jelly will do; I used blueberry, but grape or strawberry or any other flavor would be tasty.
- 3 cups rolled oats (or 2 cups oats and 1 cup crisp rice cereal)
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup jelly or jam
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1/4 tsp salt
- butter or vegetable oil
- coconut flakes
- dried fruit