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

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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

Nutrition

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. I’m so jealous, granola for dinner sounds way too awesome! Pretty sure that’s they way I’d eat if I lived alone and had no more home cooked meals to eat. I haven’t had granola in a very long time because I literally grabbed a handful of it every time I passed the bag of granola. The store bought kind tasted pretty good, but probably wasn’t to healthy so I had to refrain from buying it. This looks super duper good! I save tons of your recipes, particularly the dessert ones, but still haven’t gotten around to making any of them. I actually printed out one of your recipes and bought all the ingredients for it at the supermarket, that was at the beginning of summer break, but still haven’t gotten around to making it. This summer I’ve been way too lazy in every way possible, but I definitely need to make a batch of this for study breaks once school starts, because I’ll be super hungry from all the hard core study. At least I hope, I really hope I turn things around this school year. 😛

    1. Shawn! Hope everything is going well! Definitely try making granola…but turn the air conditioner on 😉

  2. Chocolate covered pretzels are my absolute favorite. I loveee this. I’ve been a salt fanatic lately (blame all the running). I need to go get pretzels to make this ASAP!!

  3. Besides the fact that even a small spoonful of this would send me straight to the ER, I’m loving it! You know I live for sweet ‘n’ salty, and the combo of oats, nut butter, and honey is the love of my life. I canNOT be trusted around granola, though — I mean, how many times have I complained to you about giving myself a stomach ache by eating too much of it? Story of my life…

    1. YES. Let’s just swap the PB for the AB and you’d be in spoons heaven. and i blame you for the 4 dinner servings of it.

  4. Peckish and twat in one post? Priceless.

    If you could just ship me a box of this that would be great. Actually, seriously, you should start a mail or service or something. You and Davida. You’re both welcome for that fabulous business plan.

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  7. Arman,
    It’s 5 degrees out (that’s F, so -15 to you), I’m out of milk AND cream for my tea, and my car is in the shop because the spouse feels that working brakes are important. He’s cuddly that way. There’s a grocery store a mile away from home, and if it was even 25 degrees out I’d be all over walking down to pick up a gallon for the kids and cream for my beloved tea.
    However, it’s just too damn cold for that. I was thinking I’d chow on a piece of PB toast, but you’re reminding me I’ve got a bit of granola left in a jar and Meghan’s reminding me I’ve got yogurt in the fridge.
    Clearly, I will not starve.

    I think this would be amazing with those PB-filled pretzel pillows from Trader Joes thrown into the mix.
    Thanks!

      1. Arman,
        I’m delighted to learn that your time in America included a trip to TJ’s. Sure, we’ve got some great museums and natural wonders, but so do you Down Under. However, we have TJs . . . and now you know what the fuss is about!

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