Healthy (& Highly Addictive) Peanut Butter Granola

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I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Hi, guys! How is Monday treating you so far?

My day started with a delicious breakfast of Greek yogurt, sliced banana, homemade peanut butter granola, and a glass of freshly pressed green juice on the side.

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So, let’s talk about this granola… whoa. I made it yesterday afternoon, and I haven’t been able to keep my hand out of the jar since. It’s incredibly addictive!

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You really must make this granola. It’s that amazing. Just try not to eat it all at once!

Healthy Peanut Butter Granola

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, heaping and softened
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; mix until fully blended. (To soften peanut butter, nuke it the microwave for 20-25 seconds. It’ll help to blend it more easily.)
  3. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray and then spread granola evenly.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes, toss once midway through.
  5. Allow to cool on baking sheet, so you get some good-size granola chunks!

Makes about 2 cups

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67 Comments

  1. I tried making this granola and it is as delicious and addictive as you say. One question though – I used butter instead of oil and it didn’t stick together in clusters very well, do you think oil would work better?

  2. I made this recipe and it is to die for. It is addictive and I ate it all in a matter of days. On to making a second batch this weekend. Thank you Tina!

  3. You’re so right … highly addictive! Am making my second batch now … the first one went kind of fast! Big hit at our house … thanks so much for the awesome, healthy, easy, GF recipe!!

  4. Wow, I just tried this recipe, and it truly is highly addictive and so delicious! I have made a lot of granola, but I this has got to be the best. Everyone in the family loves it! The only thing I did differently was that I also added a 1/2 C. of raw peanuts to the mix. This recipe is also very easily increased by 50% to make a typical 3-cups-oats granola recipe. Trust me, after trying this, you will have wished you quadrupled the recipe, it’s amazing!

  5. The texture was perfect but it was SO salty. I wonder if your recipe was with unsalted peanut butter? I’d cut the salt in half next time.

  6. I agree with Colleen! It was sooooo salty when usually granola doesn’t have any salt in it. I am making another batch with no salt to mix in. Was super disappointed! Good point about the peanut butter. Would like to know the answer to that:) Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  7. have made this 3 times already! It’s awesome & addicting & healthy! I also add 1 cup of puffed rice & ground flax seed. I do 1-1/2 times the wet ingredients and spread it on parchment paper. Bake for 7 mins then stir it and rotate the cookie sheet. Bake another 8 mins then let it cool completely. Comes out perfect every time! Hardest part of this recipe is waiting for it to cool! :). Thanks for sharing!

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