Peanut Butter Granola


5 from 1 votes
Jump to RecipeRate

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! 

healthy chocolate peanut butter granola recipe

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. 

Easy healthy chocolate peanut butter granola recipe

More healthy breakfast recipes

Easy gluten free and vegan chocolate peanut butter granola recipe

Peanut Butter Granola Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Dark chocolate, peanut butter and chocolate get married in this delicious and healthy granola! Perfect for snacking or breakfast, it's vegan, dairy free, gluten free and made with no butter, no oil and no sugar!
Servings: 8 Servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 hours 22 minutes



  • 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.


Constantly keep an eye on your oven temperature throughout, as oven times differ.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 150kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 8gFat: 7gPotassium: 4mgFiber: 4gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 3.3mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 0.7mgNET CARBS: 14g
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!
Easy homemade vegan chocolate peanut butter granola recipe

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. I may earn a small commission for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial, and/or link to any products or services from this website.

Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

Never Miss a Recipe!
Subscribe to get my recipes directly to your inbox

You May Also Like

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


  1. 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)

  2. 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!

  3. 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!!

  4. 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. 😉

  5. 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.

  6. 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??!

  7. 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!

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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! Oh, and I have granola for dinner somedays too…….not a great idea for my running, but its just tooooooo good!

    1. 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….

  11. 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.

  12. 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.