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Healthy Peanut Butter Granola

Homemade is always better! Try this easy and delicious healthy peanut butter granola recipe with all natural peanut butter, coconut oil and maple syrup. Perfect for breakfast, or an any-time snack! 

peanut butter granola

*Please note* this post was originally published in 2018. I’ve since redone the post text but the recipe remains the same.

So, Easter weekend is over, and I’ve eaten my fair share of Easter candy. We prepared the boys’ baskets on Saturday night and obviously, we had to do some sampling to make sure everything they got from the bunny was sufficiently delicious. I had so much fun making up the baskets this year; I included some little hot wheels and some other things like stickers too – Wally only has 12 teeth, so we need to take care of them 😉

We went to my Mom’s for Easter dinner on Sunday, where another egg hunt was had. I have so many good memories of looking for Easter eggs with my cousins growing up, that it makes me so happy the boys got to experience the same fun with their own cousins this year.

And of course, I ate too much at dinner, as usual, but it was worth it. Did you see the cake I made for dessert? It turned out so good! I’m glad the leftovers stayed at my Mom’s though, since I have had my fill of sweets!

Now, on to some healthier snacking this week.

peanut butter granola

How do you make healthy peanut butter granola?

Granola is one of my favorite things to snack on – it’s a little dangerous to keep around, since I like it so much – so I try to keep it fairly healthy (chocolate chips aside).

Instead of the store-bought kind with the loaded up sugar, I’ve used coconut oil, natural peanut butter and pure maple syrup to bind everything together with the oats. The mix-ins are simply dark chocolate chips and peanut butter chips, and of course, some roasted peanuts. That’s it! You can throw this granola together in a matter of minutes!

I bake my granola at a low heat of 325 F, stirring it every 15 minutes or so. You can add the chips right after removing the granola from the oven if you want the chocolate to clump up (delicious), or wait until it has cooled down a bit before adding them and prevent the meltiness.


What can you serve peanut butter granola with?

My favorite way to eat granola is just to eat it by the handful (usually at night), but I love it sprinkled on top of my oatmeal and stirred into some vanilla yogurt. It’s SO good! 

I usually have a stash of my favorite coco-chocolate pecan granola in the pantry, but this peanut butter one is a nice alternative to switch things up sometimes!

You can bet I’ll be munching on this during those upcoming late-night nursing sessions that are about to hit me. Snacks are necessary!

My friends, spring is officially upon us, snow and all. It’s lighter out later, Easter has come and gone, and it’s APRIL. We made it!

peanut butter granola

healthy peanut butter granola

Some of my other favorite granola and granola bar recipes:

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healthy peanut butter granola

Healthy Peanut Butter Granola

  • Author: Katherine
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x


Homemade is always better! Try this easy and delicious healthy peanut butter granola recipe with all natural peanut butter, coconut oil and maple syrup. Perfect for breakfast, or an any-time snack!


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F and set a large baking sheet aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats and peanuts. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the coconut oil, peanut butter and maple syrup. Heat the mixture together in 30 second increments until the coconut oil is melted and you can easily whisk the mixture together. Pour the mixture all over the oats and peanuts, stirring with a large spoon and ensuring the oats are completely covered.
  3. Spread the oats evenly onto the large rimmed baking sheet and place in the oven for 30-35 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the granola from the oven, and either add the dark and peanut butter chips immediately and stir to create chocolate “clumps”, or wait 15 minutes to add them. Leave the granola to cool completely before storing.

Granola will keep in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: oven bake
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: healthy peanut butter granola // peanut butter granola // homemade peanut butter granola

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Healthy Peanut Butter Granola


  1. This flavor combo is perfect and sounds delicious! I rarely eat granola because it’s so calorie dense and I have no control, but a little of this sprinkled on yogurt would be delicious!

  2. We’re always on the same page with our recipes! I just made a batch of PB granola this weekend and it is an addicting snack. I love that you added roasted peanuts and peanut butter chips! And I think it’s a great idea to add the chips when the granola is warm so it gets clumpy!! Happy Spring Katherine!

  3. marcie@flavorthemoments

    We’re on the same wavelength…I’m working on my own peanut butter granola recipe right now and it is similar to this with coconut oil and maple syrup! There’s nothing better than a homemade peanut-buttery granola to enjoy for breakfast or snacks and your version looks amazing!

  4. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

    Peanut butter granola has to be the very best kind. I’d be afraid to find out just how quickly I could consume a batch of this :). Sounds like you guys had a fantastic Easter! Have a great rest of your week!

  5. I’m WAY overdue to make granola and I can’t believe I’ve never made a peanut butter version! This will happen soon in my kitchen!!

  6. mmmmm. and yeah, i can’t keep a big batch of granola around because it’s too snackable! this looks so good though that i might have to just break my rule (;

  7. Peanut butter granola sounds just so good right now after those easter eggs, this is such a healthy and delicious snack, and a yummy breakfast. I love the combination of ingredients in this granola, cannot wait to try 🙂

  8. Always looking for another granola recipe to add to my arsenal! This looks yummy Katherine!

  9. Granola is the best, especially with peanut butter and chocolate! I would be munching on this like there was no tomorrow Katherine!!. 🙂

  10. Sounds like you had a wonderful Easter! I love the fond memories you have of your childhood, looking for eggs 🙂 This granola looks yummy! I would put this on top of ANYTHING!!

  11. hummingbirdthyme

    Ok, Katherine, you’ve combined two of my most-loved foods: granola, and natural peanut butter! I’m going to have to try this for my next batch of granola – thanks for the recipe!

  12. I have been meaning to check this granola forever! I remember, we posted this together!! I love your version Kathy! Simple and so yummy! Peanut butter and chocolate is my favorite combo.. and I love that I have two granola recipes for the same now 🙂

  13. This is one of the best recipes that I have blindly tried! Thank you! <3

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