This Healthy Peanut Butter Granola Recipe is a yummy snack. 6 ingredients, easy to make & gluten free. The best homemade granola you’ll ever make!
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Is there really anything better than peanut butter + chocolate? It’s kinda the best combo of all time.
You guys clearly love it because our Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats and Chocolate Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal are some of the most popular recipes on our site!
This granola combines both of those delicious ingredients in a salty, crunchy, yummy snack!
Granola is one of those things that I used to absolutely love. As a kid, I used to eat so many granola bars, or just eat granola by the handful. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that most granola is just sugar LOADED and has a lot of junky ingredients.
Now, when I want granola – instead of reaching for a store bought one, I’ll opt to make my own like this peanut butter chocolate granola or Vanilla Gluten Free Granola. I’m going to show you just how easy it is to make homemade granola!
Ingredients for Healthy Peanut Butter Granola
To make this peanut butter chocolate granola you’ll need:
You can find substitutions for these ingredients in the green box below, as well as additional add ins.
How to make peanut butter granola:
Making this peanut butter granola is super easy.
- Combine your peanut butter and honey until it is smooth.
- Stir all your ingredients except 1/4 cup chocolate chips together until combined.
- Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Once it’s cooled for 10 minutes, stir in remaining chocolate chips. (Make sure you wait for it to cool so they don’t all melt!)
Then you’ll have perfectly crisp peanut butter granola!
I mean.. don’t you just want to eat it right off the baking sheet? SO good.
Substitutions for peanut butter granola:
There are a few substitutions you can make for this easy peanut butter granola
Nut butter – I haven’t tried this with almond or cashew butter, but I think it would work!
Sweetener – You can substitute maple syrup for honey
Vegan – This granola can easily be made vegan. Simply sub in dairy free chocolate chips (we like these) and use maple syrup instead of honey
Chocolate – If you want to skip the chocolate and just have plain peanut butter granola, omit the chocolate chips.
Can quick oats be used for this recipe? I haven’t tried making this granola with quick cook oatmeal but I think it would work. If you try it, let me know!
Add ins – You can add in more nuts, seeds or dried fruit if you’d like!
Things to serve this homemade granola with:
Our favorite way to enjoy this peanut butter granola is over a bowl of plain greek yogurt, but there are a few different ways you can enjoy it!
- Yogurt – Use in one of our 5 Healthy Yogurt Parfaits
- Ice Cream (it’s the best topping!)
- By the handful.. it’s that good!
Tips for the best granola:
- Cook low and slow! No need for high heat for this recipe
- Use creamy salted peanut butter. Crunchy or unsalted peanut butter will work, but it’s not as good!
Storing this peanut butter granola:
Because this granola has no preservatives, it will not last as long as one that you buy at the store. I recommend storing this granola in an airtight container for up to a week.
A week doesn’t seem like that much time, but believe me, it won’t last that long!
In order to make sure your granola stays fresh it is important to bake it until it is crispy. The granola shouldn’t be soggy at all!
Can you keep homemade granola in the refrigerator? You could, but I wouldn’t recommend this. I think it will make the granola get soggy.
Reheating granola: You can reheat this granola in the oven. Set your oven to 350 and heat for 3-5 minutes – just be careful to watch it so it doesn’t burn!
Peanut Butter Granola FAQ
Most granolas are loaded with sugar and fat – making them a high calorie, low nutritional value snack. This granola recipe is low in sugar, has healthy fats, and is much better for you!
To get your granola to stick together don’t over-stir it! Stir it in the beginning of cooking so it doesn’t burn and then just leave it alone so it can make delicious clusters!
Peanut Butter Granola
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 cup salted peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cups old fashioned oats use gluten free if necessary
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips divided
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees + prepare a parchment lined baking sheet.
- In a large bowl combine honey + peanut butter until smooth.
- Add in oats, cinnamon and 1/4 cup chocolate chips. Stir until evenly coated. (It's best to use a mixer or your hands!)
- Transfer oat mixture to lined baking sheet.
- Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Stir + bake for another 10 minutes. Depending on your oven, you may need another 2-5 minutes. Check to see if your granola is crunchy after 20 minutes, and if it is not, continue to bake. Watch it carefully as it can burn!
- Allow granola to cool for at least 10 minutes and stir in remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
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