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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

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  • 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
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Healthy Peanut Butter Granola

About Katherine

Heeey! Thank you for stopping by! I like 30-minute dinners and giant peanut butter cups made with only 3 ingredients. I LOVE food! If you do too, you're in the right place.

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  1. 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!

    1. YES! I’m with you – all about the peanut butter and the granola!! Hope you love it!! Thank you!

  2. 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 🙂

    1. You’re right!! I think there were multiple bloggers posting a peanut butter granola around the same time – great minds think alike!! I will have to try yours too my friend 🙂