Peanut Butter Granola With Chia Seeds
If you love peanut butter then this Peanut Butter Granola will be your new favourite! It’s is loaded with 6 grams of protein per serving tastes delicious on its own with some homemade almond milk.
Healthy Peanut Butter Granola
Granola is one of those things that I love having stashed in my pantry. It’s great to add as a topping on yogurt parfaits or smoothies or to just grab a handful when you need a sweet snack.
This Healthy Peanut Butter Granola recipe is made with 6 simple ingredients and is way healthier (and cheaper!) than most store-bought granolas.
In fact, you might be surprised just how easy it is to make granola at home. All you need is a couple of mixing bowls, a baking sheet and about 10 minutes of your time to whip up a batch of granola!
I consider this peanut butter granola healthier than most since it’s made with less sweetener than most granolas and is high in protein and fibre. (Most store-bought granola are loaded with sugar) If you like your granola a little on the sweeter side, you can increase the 1/4 cup of honey to 1/3 cup of honey.
Why you’ll love this granola recipe
- Easy to make. Making homemade Peanut Butter Granola only takes 10 minutes (plus cooking time) and 6 simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand in your pantry.
- Packed with nutrients. Each serving of this peanut granola has 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber, making it a great healthy breakfast option that will keep you feeling full.
- Peanut butter lovers heaven. Need a say more? If you love peanut butter, this is the granola recipe for you.
Ingredients you’ll need
- Oats: oats make up the base of the granola. Large flake oats (also called rolled oats) work best for a granola to give it a nutty and full-bodied texture. You can also use quick oats, but the texture won’t be a great.
- Peanuts: this adds a nice crunch and extra peanuty taste! Think of it like a crunchy peanut butter.
- Chia seeds: these add a little extra nutritents boost to the granola
- Peanut butter: I use natural peanut butter, but any type of peanut butter you like will work. (creamy, chunky, natural…etc.)
- Honey: this is used to sweeten the granola and help evenly coat the granola.
- Vanilla extract: for some added flavour.
How to make Peanut Butter Granola
Mix the oats, peanuts and chia seeds together in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract together.
Add the peanut butter mixture to the bowl of dry ingredients and mix together until everything is evenly coated.
Bake in the oven at 300 degrees F for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Let the granola cool completely before eating
Recipe substitions and add-ins
One of my favourite things about making granola is how easy it is to customize! This Peanut Butter Granola recipe can be adapted with different substitutions and add-ins to make it suit your needs.
Honey: substitute the honey in this recipe with maple syrup or agave nectar. This will make the granola completely vegan.
Peanut butter: ok, so this is peanut butter granola…but if you wanted to make it without peanut butter you could use any nut butter or seed butter you love. (Almond butter granola or cashew butter granola also sounds delicious!)
- Flax seeds
- Dried fruit (*add this in after the granola is baked, otherwise the dried fruit will become too hard.)
- Chocolate chips
- Coconut flakes
- Puffed quinoa
- Cacao nibs
How to serve Peanut Butter Granola
Granola is one of those recipes that can be enjoyed in so many different ways! You can serve granola like cereal in a bowl with some milk, or use it as a topping on smoothies, yogurt bowls, oatmeal bowls, or even toast. My personal favourite way to eat granola is by the handful straight from the jar!
How to store
Granola will last a long time in an airtight container! Let the granola cool completely then transfer it to an airtight container or a large mason jar and store it in the pantry for up to a month
Tips for making this Peanut Butter Granola perfectly
- If you like sweeter granola, increase the honey in the recipe from 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup. I prefer my granola just lightly sweetened.
- Natural peanut butter that is runnier will be easier to mix into the granola, but any type of peanut butter will work.
- Try adding a pinch of salt if the peanut butter you’re using doesn’t contain any salt in it. If the peanut butter you use does have salt in it, don’t add any extra salt.
- If the edges of the granola start to brown while cooking, remove the tray from the oven halfway through, give the granola a mix and place it back in the oven.
More granola recipes to try
- Healthy Chocolate Granola
- Pumpkin Spice Granola
- Banana Bread Granola
- Orange Cardamom Granola
- Vanilla Bueberry Granola
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- 2 cups oats (I use gluten-free)
- 1/2 cup peanuts
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 275 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix the oats, peanuts, and chia seeds together.
- In a separate bowl, mix the peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract together.
- Pour the peanut butter mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix until incorporated. (it’s easiest to mix with your hands!)
- Pour the granola onto the baking sheet and spread it evenly.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, mixing the granola halfway through.
Store in an airtight container or large jar in the pantry for up to a month.
If you like sweeter granola, increase the honey in the recipe from 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup. I prefer my granola just lightly sweetened.
Natural peanut butter that is runnier will be easier to mix into the granola, but any type of peanut butter will work.
Try adding a pinch of salt if the peanut butter you’re using doesn’t contain any salt in it. If the peanut butter you use does have salt in it, don’t add any extra salt.
If the edges of the granola start to brown while cooking, remove the tray from the oven halfway through, give the granola a mix and place it back in the oven.
- Serving Size: 1/12th of recipe
- Calories: 180
- Sugar: 6g
- Fat: 12g
- Carbohydrates: 18g
- Fiber: 5g
- Protein: 6g
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