Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

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!

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

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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Recipe

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!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 22 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Arman



  • 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: 1serving | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.7mg | NET CARBS: 14g
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    93 thoughts on “Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

    1. this would be so good just on top of plain yogurt or just consumed by standing there and eating hand after hand 😉

    2. I’m so lazy when it comes to making homemade granola but I think I’d have to get past that laziness to make this – chocolate, peanut butter and pretzels? Some of my favourite things right there.

    3. Oh I see this being a big hit. People go nuts for anything with pb in it! I love yogurt covered pretzels and also like chocolate covered pretzels, so I think I’d like this if I tried it (but I’d have to replace the pb so as not to die).

      1. We don’t want you to die so don’t try it with peanut butter! I love yogurt covered pretzels, especially as it’s got no yogurt on it haha!

    4. Pooh!.. salmon and burger dinners are for boring old fuddie duddies. This granola though, wow. Sweet and salty with chocolate majorly involved – yes please. And here’s where I make an earth-trembling, hernia inducing confession: I’ve never had granola. I know.

    5. I could not agree with you more! Granola is the ultimate snacking food. I’m always snatching handfuls of it throughout the day. I also really like it with yogurt and fruit for breakfast.

      I still haven’t really done the whole chocolate + pretzels combo, but I trust you that it’s good!

      If only I had this granola in the cannister in my kitchen right now instead of the mediocre batch I made out of a cookbook. I should haven’t known better when I saw that the granola was only sweetened with apple juice and like a teaspoon of maple syrup. Not sweet and no clumps = the ultimate granola fail.

    6. So the first word that came to mind when seeing your post was genius! Pretzel granola?! I love the idea of a sweet + salty treat. I’m definitely going to try this when I get back to Miami. The only issue is that all willpower will go out the window when I make this – I just know it!

      1. The fact that I’ve made it twice and don’t have the biggest sweet tooth says something 😉

    7. You know what’s awesome? The fact that you’re going to meet me at the end of my 18-miler this weekend with a big ol’ bowl of this granola. Perfecttttttt 😉 And my lazy, go-to meal? Sweet potato topped with ground turkey, spinach, avocado, salsa and an egg. Simple and it covers all of the major food groups… besides chocolate and Nutella.

    8. I love making granola. And eating granola. And I love Mayvers so this sounds amazzzzing. My roommate dropped her jar of the chocolate superspread and there was glass everywhere. LUCKILY the spread was safe.

    9. Yummm! You do realize that somehow four of my favorite things on earth are in the TITLE of this post? Granola is amazing, and I am one of those people who eats it for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or all three.) I just had way too much as a snack, in fact… whoops. 😉

    10. During the work week, I eat granola for breakfast almost daily. I mix mine with some plain (although full fat) Greek yogurt and fresh berries, if I have them. It’s perfect fuel for my workouts actually. The Hubby eats his as a giant snack though. He also temporarily banned me from making any more Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola because according to him, it’s like crack.

      I love the use of pretzels here, and I’m digging the sweet and salty combo. You are a rock star. I shall even share my granola crown with you. Hmm, maybe we should start a granola business. Now there’s an idea.

      1. Um…full fat yogurt is the ONLY kind of yogurt. Kind of why I need to move to Cleveland- FAGE TOTAL. None of this chobani 0% crap.

        Please share your granola crown with me. And ps. Yes.

    11. yum!! I feel like this would taste just ike chocolate covered pretzels… which are dangerously addicting. Since I basically always have the ingredients for this recipe on hand, I think I’m going to have to try it… tomorrow

    12. i LOVE sweet / salty. its the most amazing taste combo ever invented. As is dark chocolate. I may or may not have been living off red wine and dark chocolate for most of this primal eating challenge 😀

      1. Those would be my saving grace during a primal challenge too. Pumped to hear how it’s all going for you!

    13. Gimme a spoon and some ice cold almond milk and call it a dayyyyyyy. Seriously, the sweet and salty harmony that’s going on here is just like the most serious swoon city ever!

      1. A spoon? dude you can use your hands..or a tortilla chip and use it to scoop to be fancy like Iggy Azalea.

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