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Peanut butter granola is the most delicious way to start your day! Rolled oats get tossed in a peanut butter, brown sugar, and honey mixture, then are baked to perfection. You’re going to love having them on hand to much on in the morning or as a snack throughout the day!

It’s the most important meal of the day, so fuel up with this amazing peanut butter granola! And if you’re looking for more great breakfast recipes to switch things up with, try overnight oats, homemade oatmeal, or acai bowls!

Homemade Peanut Butter Granola

My quest for the perfect homemade granola is officially over! This peanut butter version is everything I’ve ever dreamed of – crispy, nutty, and bursting with creamy peanut butter flavor. It’s so easy to whip up, you barely need to turn on the oven (only for 20 minutes!). Plus, the melty brown sugar and honey add a subtle sweetness that makes it impossible to stop at just a handful.

Each bite has the BEST texture. Crunchy oats, pops of salty peanuts, and chewy clusters held together by that glorious peanut butter mixture. Top your yogurt with a generous sprinkle, add it to smoothies for a protein boost, or crumble it over warm fruit for a healthier version of cobbler. This peanut butter granola is so versatile, it’s basically begging to be devoured in a million different ways. I know you’ll love it as much as I do!

Ingredient List

Not only does this recipe for peanut butter granola use simple ingredients, but a lot of them can be swapped out for things you have on hand! You can also add in other mix-ins, check out the tips section below!

  • Old-Fashioned Oats: These are the base, providing a satisfying chew and that classic granola texture. Quick-cooking oats work too, but for larger clusters, stick with the originals.
  • Peanuts: Salty and crunchy, these add a delightful contrast to the sweetness. Sunflower seeds, pepitas, or even chopped almonds would also work for a different twist.
  • Cinnamon: This warm spice is a must-add.
  • Dash of Salt: Salt enhances all the other flavors and makes the granola even more tempting.
  • Melted Peanut Butter: The star of the show! Creamy or chunky, it adds richness and binds everything together. Just warm it up before mixing it in.
  • Melted Coconut Oil: This helps create those perfectly crisp clusters.
  • Brown Sugar: Adds a touch of golden sweetness and caramelized depth. Maple syrup or more honey work too, depending on your preference.
  • Honey: Adds sweetness and helps to hold the clusters together.
  • Vanilla Extract: So your peanut butter granola has an extra touch of flavor.

Let’s Make Peanut Butter Granola!

It takes less than 30 minutes, and you can store any extras you may have to enjoy later. This makes it a great option for breakfast meal prep!

  1. Preheat Oven, Prepare Pan: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and then line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Oat Mixture: In a large bowl, add the oats, peanuts, cinnamon, and salt. Then toss to combine.
  3. Melt: In a medium saucepan, add the peanut butter, brown sugar, honey, and coconut oil. Heat over medium heat and stur until melted and combined. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Pour Over Oats: Pour the melted peanut butter mixture over the oat mixture. Then stir to coat the ingredients well.
  5. Add to Pan: Spread on the prepared baking sheet pan in an even layer.
  6. Bake: Bake for 20-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. The granola should be toasted and lightly browned.
  7. Cool: Remove from the oven and allow the granola to cool on the pan.
  8. Store: Break up the granola then store in an airtight container.

Add-In Ideas

One of the best things about making homemade granola is all of the delicious mix-ins you can add to it! Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Chocolate Chips: Peanut butter chips added to this granola is a no-brainer! However, white, dark, or milk chocolate chips would also be a delicious addition.
  • Dried Fruit: Apricots, bananas, pineapple or raisins.
  • Nuts: Switch up the nuts or add pecans or cashews.
  • Coconut: Shredded coconut is my favorite add-in!
  • Seeds: Add chia seeds for added nutrition and texture.

Storing Leftover Granola

It is best to store the peanut butter granola in an airtight container or sealable bag. This will ensure that it doesn’t dry up! A glass mason jar sealed with a lid will also work. If stored properly, this homemade granola will last up to one month at room temperature.

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Peanut Butter Granola

By: Alyssa Rivers
Peanut butter granola is the most delicious way to start your day! Rolled oats get tossed in a peanut butter, brown sugar, and honey mixture, then are baked to perfection. You're going to love having them on hand to much on in the morning or as a snack throughout the day!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add the oats, peanuts, cinnamon, and salt. Toss to combine.
  • In a medium saucepan, add the peanut butter, brown sugar, honey, and coconut oil. Heat over medium heat and stur until melted and combined. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Pour the melted peanut butter mixture over the oat mixture. Stir to coat the ingredients well.
  • Spread on the prepared baking sheet pan in an even layer.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. The granola should be toasted and lightly browned.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the granola to cool on the pan.
  • Break up the granola then store in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cupCalories: 252kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 7gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 39mgPotassium: 198mgFiber: 3gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.

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