The best peanut butter granola recipe! Perfect for snacking or breakfast, it’s vegan, dairy free, gluten free and made with no butter, no oil and no sugar!
I’m always looking for creative snacks that can pass for breakfast, such as blueberry breakfast cake, flourless breakfast bars, and this chocolate peanut butter granola!
As someone who enjoys breakfast, I need to constantly switch it up to keep things exciting. I went through a huge oatmeal phase and as expected, got burnt out super fast. Instead of changing up the flavors, I opted to combine my favorite flavor combination (chocolate and peanut butter) into a cereal-like recipe.
This healthy chocolate peanut butter granola absolutely fits the bill and perfect for breakfast or a healthy snack!
How to make chocolate peanut butter granola
Step 1- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
Step 2- In a large mixing bowl, combine your rolled oats, nuts and salt and mix well.
Step 3- In a microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, combine your peanut butter with maple syrup and heat until warm and melted. Whisk together until combined.
Step 4- Combine your wet an dry ingredients and mix very well, until fully incorporated.
Step 5- Transfer the granola mixture onto the lined pan and spread out on an even layer. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are going slightly golden brown. Remove from the oven, mix around, and add chocolate chips. Place back in the oven and bake for an extra 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
Step 6- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Once cool, break apart into clusters. Add in pretzels, extra nuts or seeds of choice.
Can you make the granola without peanut butter?
Easily make this chocolate peanut butter granola without peanut butter.
Almond butter and sunflower seed butter are both fantastic substitutions, along with smooth tahini.
As long as your nut or seed butter is smooth and drippy (and unsweetened), it generally will work well.
How to make chocolate peanut butter granola gluten-free
Easily make this granola 100% gluten-free!
Simply ensure you use certified gluten-free rolled oats and ensure any mix-ins you choose are also gluten-free.
Storing chocolate peanut butter granola
Healthy chocolate peanut butter granola should be stored at room temperature, in a sealed container. The granola will keep fresh for up for 2 months.
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Peanut Butter Granola Recipe
- 2 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats use gluten free for gluten free option
- 1 cup nuts of choice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 cup chocolate chips of choice
- 1/4-1/2 cup mix-ins of choice pretzels, nuts, seeds etc
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a large oven tray with baking paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, salt and nuts.
- In a small saucepan or microwave-safe bowl, heat the nut butter of choice with the syrup until it just begins to bubble. Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and combine until fully incorporated.
- Spread out the granola mixture evenly on the lined oven tray and bake for 10-12 minutes (depending on the oven) until the edges start to go slightly golden. Remove from the oven and stir through several tablespoons of the chocolate chips of choice. Place back in the oven and continue to bake until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and stir through remaining chocolate and allow to cool completely. Once cooled, break up the granola and add the mix-ins of choice and store in an airtight container.
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I don’t have self-control when it comes to any kind of muesli, so no granola for me. When I was younger my brother and I sometimes ate enormous portions of muesli for dinner. I mean , not from a simple breakfast bowl, but from a serving bowl!! That’s how champions eat muesli 😀 (and then have a serious sugar rush afterwards)
Oh and of course with milk… The sweet (Chocolatey) milk that’s left at the end is the best part of the fun!
We would have been epic childhood friends…pretty sure I ate out of salad bowls (as long as it were fruit loops)
I’ve never been a fan of pretzels–ever. I don’t know what it is about them, but their texture has never appealed to me. Granola, on the other hand, I used to eat by the handful!
Pretzels are delicious!
YUM!! I hear ya on loving salty and sweet! I honestly don’t really eat granola much… but this looks good!! …I’m more of a salmon person… but I LOVE chocolate! So …yum!!
Thank you! Enjoy!
Hahaha, same here – granola is not a meal unless it’s followed by at LEAST one refill and a protein shake or something. Although my habits might not be the healthiest metric…I stared at a bottle of jack in the fridge yesterday morning and had to convince myself that a pre-breakfast shot on a Sunday morning was NOT a wise choice. 😉
LOL- I eat granola bars with a side of protein shake many times…. 😉
Eggs are ALWAYS my lazy meal!
Granola is made to eat from the hand. Without milk. At least that’s how I do it.
I love this – pretzels!! We only have salty boring pretzels here, so clearly, you have to send s jar over here. Go.
I’ll make them when you come.
Scrap that, I’ll make it WITH you.
Why didn’t I have this for my moving weekend? Sweet, salty, crunchy – perfection. Granola was meant to be a snack. Whoever decided to pretend pouring milk over it and thereby turning crunch into mush clearly didn’t think far.
And when did you say you were going to start sellling this in stores??!
Expect a giveaway next week!
Mmm I want to be your real life friend who makes me this granola…pretty please?? Everything about this sounds perfect- you know I’m a sucker for the sweet & salty combo! Like you, I am not big on granola for breakfast (unless it’s added to a smoothie for crunch) but as a snack with some iced cold almond milk? YES PLEASE!
So good! Come on over to Australia!
Why would you do this to me right now? I’m still homeless and am supposed to looking for a place but now all I want to do is make this!
Pinning for later when I actually have my own kitchen and oven to make it in haha
Hahahaha this is something worth borrowing an oven for….or maybe a campfire (no don’t do that).
Oh my gooooood. This is one of the best recipes I’ve ever seen on a blog! Dying over here with my carb-free breakfast.
I will make you a bloody batch of 100.
Love this! And YES! I could not agree more, I am constantly eating granola…handfuls of it a lllllll the time, especially as it is sweet, but does not count as a sweet….so its like free pass cheating 😛 What a great combination of flavors…..love love love! Oh, and I have granola for dinner somedays too…….not a great idea for my running, but its just tooooooo good!
It most definitely counts as a free pass! I legit ate it for dinner 4 nights in a row. After swearing not to the day before….
I used to eat a lot of granola and for some reason stopped. I think I just stopped buying it randomly one day and that was that…I should buy more though. This looks really good but I think I say that about all of your recipes.
Haha, thanks Hollie. Granola should be served at diners.
I can totally get on board with this! Sweet and salty is the world’s best flavor combination. One of my favorite things in the world is extra salty pretzels covered in chocolate so I can only imagine this granola topping some yogurt or something.
YES. It literally is- confession- I eat oatmeal with the salt shaker next to me.
glutino has dark chocolate pretzels, so yes, making this. and love the word peckish. haha , new fav
Peckish cotter. Hello peckish cotter.
You can never go wrong with granola 😉