Healthy Peanut Butter Granola

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This healthy granola and peanut butter recipe is the perfect breakfast to make! This easy homemade granola recipe is made with just 6 ingredients in 30 minutes! Plus, it's gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, oil-free, and vegan!

This healthy peanut butter and granola recipe is a family favorite in our home! We love enjoying it with yogurt or a little almond milk!

This vegan granola recipe is gluten, dairy, oil and refined sugar free! Perfect for all the diners in your life! It is loved by all who live in my humble abode, it is a great preparation breakfast for those of us who like to make mornings as easy as possible {i.e. sleep as much as we can}!

A great breakfast prep!

If true. I am not a "hot breakfast every day" mother. We eat plenty of muffins, smoothies, breakfast bars, baked oats, and yogurt with granola … all of which were made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Oh, and I can't forget … we even eat … {gasp} … 😉

I like to make breakfast as easy and desirable as possible for my children. They almost always choose what they want in the morning, because the last thing I'm looking for is a real battle to finish their first meal of the day. {True}.

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That's why I think it's important to have plenty of nutritious options, like this healthy Peanut Butter Granola on hand and ready to be picked out by hungry little bellies.

Is it healthy to eat granola for breakfast?

It is absolutely healthy! Just take a look at the nutritional information in the recipe! A serving of this healthy peanut butter granola is packed with protein, fiber and other nutrients!

It also keeps you full for a long time, helping you get over a mid-morning depression!

How is peanut butter granola made?

It's easy to make this peanut butter granola recipe. Here is a summary of the steps to ensure your homemade granola is successful!

  1. Melt honey and peanut butter over very low heat, stirring constantly until smooth.
  2. Add the vanilla and stir again.
  3. Add dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  4. Transfer the peanut butter granola mixture to a greased baking sheet and press onto the tray (see photo below right below).
  5. To bake!

See! It's such an easy granola recipe! The only note I have is that if you get to the final stage (before transferring the granola from the saucepan to the baking sheet), and the granola looks crumbly and not wet, add more peanut butter or honey until it reaches consistency. shown below. This is key to achieving groups!

How to know when homemade granola is baked:

The granola will look slightly golden once it's baked. Check out the photo above!

Tip: To make sure that your easy homemade granola is baking, remove one or two pieces from the pan and let it cool on the counter. If it hardens relatively quickly {in 1-2 minutes}, then it's done. If not, continue to bake until crisp at room temperature.

Frequently asked questions about this homemade peanut butter granola!

Here are some frequently asked questions I get about this peanut butter granola recipe!

How is crunchy homemade granola made?

Here are some tips and tricks to ensure your peanut butter granola is crispy (and stays crisp)…

  • Bake at low temperature. This peanut butter granola bakes at 325 degrees F, which is at a lower temperature than I usually bake in most recipes. The slow, low cooking process ensures that the granola dries long enough to remain crisp and pleasant.
  • Use enough wet ingredients. The groups are what make this peanut butter granola so amazing. Making sure the mixture is wet enough before baking is very important.
  • How to bake homemade granola is key. This peanut butter granola should be baked on a sheet pressed to the bottom of the pan for maximum crispness. The reason for this is that it creates clumps, which are very important to crispy granola!

How is homemade granola stored?

I recommend storing this peanut butter granola in an airtight glass container at room temperature.

How long does homemade granola last?

This homemade peanut butter granola lasts 3-4 weeks when stored at room temperature in an airtight glass container (assuming it has been baked to make it crisp and not mushy).

Can you keep granola in the fridge?

I recommend keeping this homemade granola recipe in the fridge! Best when stored in an airtight container at room temperature!

How do you re-crisp this homemade peanut butter granola?

If you bake this healthy peanut butter granola and it becomes smooth the next day, you shouldn't worry.

Just put it back in the oven for a few minutes to get it crispy again! Just be SUPER careful not to forget that you put it back in the oven … I have done it on more than one occasion. Whoopsies

How to eat granola:

  1. On top of yogurt. I recommend eating this served over your favorite yogurt with fresh berries! Add the perfect crunch!
  2. In a bowl with your choice of milk! You can also serve this homemade granola as cold cereal! Just use your favorite dairy-free or regular milk and enjoy!
  3. As an appetizer! Sometimes we like to pack individual containers of this healthy peanut butter granola when we go on a hike or to the park as a delicious snack!

Healthy Peanut Butter Granola: Substitutions

  • Oats: I've had great success with the Quick Cook and Oatmeal Oats in this recipe! Using the quick cook variety produces a thicker granola (that's what I used in the batch in the photo).
  • Honey: You can easily substitute maple syrup for a vegan option!
  • Peanut butter: Any nut or seed butter can be used instead of peanut butter. If you use a firmer variety of peanut butter (not a natural, liquid type), be sure to melt it completely with honey before adding the rest of the wet ingredients.
  • And that's really friends! There's not much in this deliciously healthy peanut butter granola! Serve on top of yogurt, bathed in almond milk, or a sore snack! There is no wrong way to enjoy this healthy breakfast!

Healthy Peanut Butter Granola

This healthy granola and peanut butter recipe is the perfect breakfast to make! This easy homemade granola recipe is made with just 6 ingredients in 30 minutes! Plus, it's gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, oil-free, and vegan! Preparation time: 5 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Total time: 35 minutes Servings: 2 cups Calories: 161kcal granola

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned or quick-cook oatmeal *
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons of natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup honey or maple syrup for vegans
  • ½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease large baking sheet and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the oatmeal, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside
  • In a microwave-safe dish or on the stove, melt the peanut butter and honey (or maple syrup) until smooth.
  • Remove from the heat and add the vanilla.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • Spread the mixture on a prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the granola is lightly browned, gently stirring the granola once halfway. (A great way to check if it's done is to remove a small portion of the granola from the pan and place it on the counter. If it hardens as it cools, the rest of the granola is ready.)
  • Remove from the oven and let stand until cool.
  • Once cooled, destroy it and eat!

Notes

* Nutritional information is calculated based on a 1/4 cup serving size.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25 cup | Calories :: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12.4 g | Iron: 2mg

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  • Start your day with a Green Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie it's so good it's like drinking a cup of peanut butter (but it's full of healthy ingredients)
  • Who doesn't love healthy banana blender peanut butter waffles?
  • These overnight peanut butter oats are so delicious, and they're a great recipe for preparing meals!
  • Baked oatmeal with chocolate peanut butter tastes like dessert, but it's healthy enough for breakfast!
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