This granola recipe is a peanut butter cup in granola form! Crunchy, peanut-y and oh so delicious. Top your smoothie or yogurt with this peanut butter cup granola for the best breakfast ever.
Heaven in a jar right here, ladies and gents. This peanut butter cup granola recipe is the perfect crunchy peanut-y goodness, and it’s oh so easy to make. Plus, this granola recipe only calls for a few ingredients that you most likely already have at home:
- all-natural peanut butter
- coconut oil
- sea salt
- vanilla extract
Head on over to your pantry, and hopefully you already have these ingredients on hand, and can jump right into making this crunchy granola recipe ASAP. If not, add the ingredients to your shopping list, and you’ll be on your way in no time.
Make sure you purchase an all-natural peanut butter for this granola recipe to help coat every morsel of this granola in that delicious peanut butter flavor. We also prefer a drippy peanut butter for this recipe because it mixes smoothly with the coconut oil and honey. Some of our favorite all-natural peanut butter brands include:
- 365 Everyday Organic (from Whole Foods)
- Fresh Thyme
- Kirklands (from Costco)
- Trader Joe’s
Do you have other favorite peanut butter brands? If so, let us know in the comments! We’re always on the lookout for a great peanut butter to add to our collection 😀
How to Make Homemade Granola
There are a few rules of thumb that we like to follow when making homemade granola. Follow these tips and tricks and you’ll never make a bad granola recipe again.
Cook Temperature: Make sure your oven is at a high enough temperature to crisp up your granola. This recipe calls for a 350ºF cook temperature, which perfectly crisps up the oats and peanuts when they’re all evenly coated in your peanut butter, honey, coconut oil and vanilla extract mixture. Which gets us to our next tip…
Coating Granola: When you’re folding your dry granola ingredients into your melted wet ingredients, it’s crucial that you stir ’em up good! Make sure you fold the ingredients together until each rolled oat and peanut is completely covered in your peanut butter mixture. This will give you an evenly flavored peanut butter cup granola.
Storing Granola: If you’re not serving a crowd (or if you don’t end up eating this granola in one sitting — no judgement!), storing your granola in an air-tight container will ensure that it stays crunchy to the very last morsel. This granola will keep in an air-tight container for up to two weeks. Or, this granola recipe can be frozen and kept in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Granola Pairings: Before we send you on your way, let’s talk about one of our favorite pairings for granola. SMOOTHIES. If you’re always looking to top your smoothies and smoothies bowls with a little (or alotta) crunch, WE HEAR YOU. Even if the smoothie you’ve made is a peanut butter and jelly protein smoothie, and you want to top it with this peanut butter cup granola (because you can never have too much peanut butter), ain’t nothing wrong with that! Here are a few of our fave smoothie recipes on Fit Foodie Finds:
- Peanut Butter Banana Cold Brew Protein Smoothie
- Healthy Green Smoothie Bowl
- The Best Green Smoothie Recipes
- The Best Breakfast Smoothie
- Tropical Pina Colada Smoothie
- Banana Matcha Smoothie
- Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Smoothie
- Refreshing Ginger Pineapple Smoothie
- Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie
- Pomegranate Green Smoothie Bowl
- Blueberry Date Smoothie Bowl
Granola Recipes on Fit Foodie Finds
- Chocolate Coconut Chickpea Granola
- Blueberry Orange Granola
- Gingerbread Chocolate Chunk Granola
- Apricot Coconut Granola
- 1/4 cup all-natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey (option to sub maple syrup)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, partially melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup unsalted peanuts
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (or dairy-free)
- First, preheat oven to 350ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Next, melt coconut oil and place in a medium-size bowl. Then, add in peanut butter, honey, and vanilla and mix until smooth.
- Add rolled oats, peanuts, and salt and mix until everything is combined. Your mixture should be wet, but not cookie dough wet! So, if you need to add more oats, do so here!
- Place mixture on baking sheet and spread out as evenly as possible.
- Bake at 350ºF for 12 minutes. Remove baking sheet and toss granola. Then place back in oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove and let cool for at leave 30 minutes before adding in the chocolate chips.
Tips & Notes
Storage: store in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.
Nutrition FactsServing Size: 1/10 Calories: 315 Sugar: 14 Fat: 17 Carbohydrates: 36 Fiber: 5 Protein: 8