Granola Cups


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These no-bake granola cups are made with just 3 ingredients. They’re easy to customize and make the perfect grab-and-go breakfast, snack, or sweet treat!

Craving more healthy no bake snacks? Try my healthy granola bars, homemade protein bars, and peanut butter oatmeal balls.

granola cups.

My recipe for granola cups combines two of my favorite treats- peanut butter cups and healthy granola. With the shape and flavor of peanut butter cups and the wholesome ingredient list in homemade granola, these chewy granola bar cups are incredibly satisfying and make snack time feel like a treat. 

Table of Contents
  1. Why I love this recipe
  2. Ingredients needed
  3. How to make granola cups
  4. Arman’s recipe tips 
  5. Storage instructions
  6. More healthy snack recipes to try
  7. Granola Cups (Recipe Card)

Why I love this recipe

  • Just 3 ingredients. All you need is granola, peanut butter, and maple syrup. 
  • Customizable. Use whatever homemade granola you like and fill your cups with countless delicious fillings. The options to customize are seriously limitless.
  • Healthy. Each cup has 6 grams of protein, plus they’re naturally vegan, free of refined sugar, and easy to make gluten-free. 
  • Perfect for meal prep. These cups make the perfect snack or addition to your kid’s lunches. Personally, I have to hold myself back from snagging one out of the fridge every time I pass by!

Ingredients needed

  • Granola. I have tried this with my healthy granola and chocolate granola. If you’d like to use a store-bought granola, stick to one with reduced sugar and no hydrogenated fats. You can also use muesli, too.
  • Peanut Butter. Smooth and drippy peanut butter, so it can be thinned out with the syrup/honey. Again, try to use sugar-free peanut butter.
  • Honey OR maple syrup. Either honey or maple syrup can be used. Honey provides a thicker and better consistency, but maple syrup also works, which works well if you’d like these cups to be vegan. 

How to make granola cups

I’ve included step-by-step photos below to make this recipe easy to follow at home. For the full printable recipe instructions and ingredient quantities, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Step 1- Prep. Grease a 12-count muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 2- Combine ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, add the granola. In a small saucepan or in the microwave, melt the peanut butter with the maple syrup. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the granola and mix until fully combined. 

Step 3- Shape. Distribute the mixture evenly among the 12 muffin tins and refrigerate for at least an hour before adding filling or serving.

peanut butter granola cups.

Arman’s recipe tips 

  • Break up large clusters of granola. If the granola I’m using is full of large clusters or loads of mix-ins (like dried fruit or nuts), the cups won’t keep their shape. In this case, I’d recommend lightly blending the granola in a food processor to break up the big chunks.
  • Use a silicone pan. If you have a silicone muffin pan, they’ll come out even easier. 
  • Bake the cups. To make crispier, less chewy cups, add a small amount of butter or coconut oil to the batter. Once the cups are shaped, bake them in an oven preheated to 350F for 10-12 minutes.

Flavor variations

  • Yogurt. With a greased spoon, press down in the center of the cups to form a well, and fill it with your favorite non-dairy yogurt. 
  • Fruit yogurt. Form a well in the middle and fill it with yogurt, fresh berries, chopped kiwi, mango, or banana slices.
  • Chocolate. Fold ¼ cup of cocoa powder into the batter and top with chocolate chips.
  • Chocolate coconut. Fold in 2 tablespoons of shredded coconut into the batter and form a well to fill with melted chocolate.

Storage instructions

To store: Granola cups should be stored in the refrigerator, covered, at all times. They will keep fresh for up to 4 weeks. 

To freeze: Place leftovers in a ziplock bag and store in the freezer for up to 6 months. 

muesli cups.

More healthy snack recipes to try

muesli cups

Granola Cups

5 from 7 votes
These no-bake granola cups are made with just 3 ingredients. They’re easy to customize and make the perfect grab-and-go breakfast, snack, or sweet treat!
Servings: 12 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes



  • Grease a 12-count muffin tin and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add your granola of choice and set aside. In a small saucepan or in the microwave, melt your peanut butter and maple syrup together, until combined. Pour over the granola and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Distribute the mixture amongst the 12 muffin cups and refrigerate for at least an hour, to firm up.


TO STORE: Granola cups should be stored in the refrigerator, covered, at all times. They will keep fresh for up to 4 weeks. 
TO FREEZE: Place leftover granola cups in a ziplock bag and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 143kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 6gFat: 8gSodium: 56mgPotassium: 159mgFiber: 1gCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 16g
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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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.

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  1. I agree Brie should be at the top of every food pyramid.

    That peanut butter chocolate chip is the Hubby’s favorite granola too. Maybe I should make a batch this weekend; making granola is on the list, which can mean absolutely nothing these days. Ha!!

  2. Those cups look just like the perfect road trip snack. I love granola and it’s one of the only sweet things I crave lately. Apart from ice cream/ gelato… we don’t really make a difference here. But I am a bit too lazy to make me some new. I love (and have made it several times) your espresso granola! One of the three granola recipes I make on rotation.

    I love the food pyramide idea! And I love how random yours is 😀

    And oh god I said ‘I love’ a lot in this comment!

    1. YES 😀 I need to make more of the espresso granola, purely because coffee does nothing for me these days!

  3. Granola is my crack. Also, you wouldn’t be completely out of line wearing a jacket, scarf and beanie with the “summer” weather we’re having in London at the moment (rainy and 18 degrees right now!). Obviously I have poor reading comprehension, though haha

  4. I like your Food pyramid a lot. Especially brie and gelato together in one group. So there. Or Brazilian BBQ and cocoa powder.
    Bring on the granola. With chicken for me.

  5. Pinned! I need more handy on the go snacks that have the perfect ratios of carbs/fats/protein – just like this!

  6. My food pyramid:

    Top- home fries, bacon, bread dunked in olive oil
    Middle- Chicken, turkey sausage, nut butter, eggs
    Bottom- Wine, pizza

    Surprised? I doubt it haha! I will gladly add your granola cups to my middle category.

  7. I totally remember that old food pyramid! It’s good that there were some changes to improve the health expectations of our population, but I do think that we still have a ways to go…
    Anyways, in the mean time, we should all learn from healthy recipes and make them! These granola cups look perfect!

  8. I love the idea of having these as little bite-sized granola bombs. That’s what you should’ve called these…granola bombs! And when you eat one, you have to tell BOMBS AWAY! 🙂 Just kidding. But these granola cups do sound amazing. I hope you’re having fun in chilly London!