This is probably the easiest yet most delicious Peanut Butter Granola ever!! You just need 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time. Serve it with milk and fruit, sprinkled over yogurt, or snack on it just like that.
Ingredients & Substitutions
The base recipe is very similar 6-Ingredient Chocolate Granola.
- Old-fashioned rolled oats – yes you can use quick oats as well but old-fashioned oats work much better in this recipe.
- Butter – you can also use coconut oil but the granola will taste a lot more coconutty and won’t form big clusters but instead smaller clusters.
- Maple syrup – honey or agave work, too. It simply needs to be a liquid, sticky sweetener.
- Peanut butter – make sure you use all-natural peanut butter to avoid processed oils and excessive sugar. Other nut butters work, too of course.
- Peanuts – it’s actually not that easy to find all-natural peanuts. If you can only find roasted, try and find “dry-roasted”. Most peanuts are roasted in Canola oil or other cheap oils. You can also buy them with their shell still on, that way you’ll know they are natural.
The best add-on for Peanut Butter Granola is obviously peanuts but as always, you can get creative here. Add any or a mixture of these:
- Halved peanuts
- Sliced almonds
- Chopped pecans
- Chopped cashews
- Sunflower seeds
- Chopped peanuts
- Chopped macadamia nuts
- Halved hazelnuts
- Popped Amaranth
How to Make Peanut Butter Granola
It’s a super simple process to make peanut butter granola or any granola for that matter. Mix the dry, mix the wet, then mix the dry and wet. Done!
What is the best oven temperature for granola?
It’s best to bake peanut butter granola or any other granola at a low temperature. Anywhere from 275-300F is best. If the temperature is too high, the bottom layer burns while keeping the top soft.
You cannot accelerate making granola by cranking up the temperature. Granola takes time to form clusters and nuts burn easily.
How to store granola
The best way to store granola is in an air-tight container at room temperature. Place it preferably in a cupboard or pantry to avoid direct sunlight.
I like using a canning jar with metal clamps, like the Weck jars in my shop. I feel it keeps my granola the freshest longest.
Can granola be frozen?
Yes! Granola can be frozen, however, it does lose quite some crunch during the defrosting process. It tastes much better when freshly made and eaten within a week.
Is granola healthy?
This depends entirely on the ingredients. Many store-bought granolas have excessive amounts of sugar and fat. By making your own at home you have full control over the ingredients.
My 5-Ingredient peanut butter granola is made of only real food and a reasonable amount of sugar and fat. A bowl of raw vegetables will obviously always be more nutrient-dense but it’s definitely a healthy treat.
What to serve Peanut Butter Granola with
My absolute favorite way to eat this granola is with plain yogurt and berries or with banana, peeled clementines (peeled out of their skin, not just their peel), some strawberries, and then pour milk over everything.
I also love snacking on it just like popcorn when I watch a movie. YUMMY!
Peanut Butter Granola
- 3.5 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/2 cup peanuts
- Preheat oven to 300 F (150C).
- Grind 1 cup of oats in a food processor or blender.
- Put remaining whole oats and oat flour in a large bowl and mix.
- Melt butter in a medium-sized bowl, once melted, add peanut butter and maple syrup and whisk until well combined.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well, then add peanuts and mix under.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (important!) and spread the oat mixture out as evenly as possible.
- Place in the oven for 30 minutes giving it a good stir mid-way (important!).
- Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 20 minutes without stirring.