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Peanut Butter Granola

Peanut butter granola is so versatile and a great healthy snack alternative. You can put it on top of Greek yogurt or you can eat it for a snack. Either way – this will be gone in no time so be sure to whip up a large batch! I couldn’t stop eating it :) It’s super easy to make, as well!

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I think I need another two days to recover from what was a whirlwind week last week. I mean, it really could not have been any crazier – which is why I haven’t had the time to post anything for a week. My apologies but seriously – life comes first!

Monday was all dandy but then Tuesday was when everything hit the fan. I found out on Tuesday morning that my grandfather, who had been battling pancreatic cancer, passed away, I had my Food Network/ELLE Decor/House Beautiful video shoot at my house, and then to top it all off, a pipe above our laundry room had a leak and soaked the entire ceiling so we had to rip it all down to patch the pipe. We now have to figure out if it’s worth it to re-route the pipe (long story about how dumb the builder was) or to just patch it up and pray it doesn’t happen again. We also have to find someone to come replace the drywall. On top of all this, I was heading out of town to Nashville on Thursday so I’m pretty overwhelmed, to say the least. I hope this week goes smoother than last week and I hope I have time to just breathe since I feel like all I’ve been doing is go, go, go.

I can’t wait to share with y’all my Nashville trip. I had the BEST TIME and this just totally solidifies my goal of moving down there one day. I ate SO much and spent time with many good friends. It was unforgettable. I have plenty of pictures so this’ll be a two-parter. Be on the lookout for it!

Like I mentioned, I ate A LOT this weekend. If you have been following me on Instagram, you’ll have seen all the food I consumed. This totally calls for a detox and this peanut butter granola is perfect for that. I can put it atop Greek yogurt and add some fresh fruit for a healthy breakfast or snack. You HAVE to make this. My mother-in-law sent me this recipe & it’s seriously so addicting and really easy to whip up. I would double up if I were you – I ate my batch way too fast!


Peanut Butter Granola
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Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
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Serves: approx. 2 cups
 
Ingredients:
  • 4 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp. honey
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (NOT quick oats)
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine peanut butter and honey and pop in the microwave for about 30-45 seconds until the peanut butter and honey have all melted. Stir together and then add in the cinnamon and vanilla extract.
  3. Add in the oats and stir until all the oats are coated with the mixture.
  4. Spread in a single layer on the baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes. It may take more or less time for yours to turn a golden brown. Ovens vary. Mine took about 15 minutes. It will still look soft when you take it out. It's ok - it hardens up :)
  5. Store in mason jars or any airtight container. These would make cute gifts too!
Notes:
Feel free to add any favorite dried fruits or nuts to this! It's very easy to customize to your tastes.

 

60 COMMENTS

  1. 06/24/2013 at 6:55 am

    Oh man, I hope you have a much less eventful week this week. I am so sorry to hear about your grandpa. My aunt passed away over Christmas from pancreatic cancer. She was way too and it happened way to fast, so I know how you are feeling there.

    As for everything else, wow! Oh and congrats on the food network! That is amazing!
    This granola is also amazing! I love anything peanut butter ans oats!

  2. 06/24/2013 at 8:05 am

    You had me at peanut butter!

  3. 06/24/2013 at 8:13 am

    What a week, I hope you’re doing okay after all of that. I’m so sorry about your grandfather too.

    This granola looks so good; I might even be tempted to throw some chocolate chips in there too…

  4. 06/24/2013 at 8:30 am

    Busy week!! Can’t wait to see feature from the shoot at your house, though!! The granola sounds FABULOUS!!

  5. 06/24/2013 at 8:42 am

    I really loved all of your instagram photos from the trip! What a fun time. And this granola sounds like the perfect breakfast right now.

  6. 06/24/2013 at 8:44 am

    So sorry to hear about your grandfather, Julie. Isn’t Nashville the best? I lived there for 3 years and would LOVE to move back but I’m having a hard time convincing Shane. This granola sounds awesome!

  7. 06/24/2013 at 8:44 am

    I’m obsessed with that first shot – gorgeous! Can’t wait to hear more about your weekend!

  8. 06/24/2013 at 8:55 am

    Give me a big bowl of this!

  9. 06/24/2013 at 8:56 am

    I am definitely making granola today and I think you sealed the deal that it will include peanut butter! Your week sounds crazy but I’m so glad it’s over and I can’t wait to hear all about it!!!

  10. 06/24/2013 at 9:13 am

    That did look like the best trip. You’ll hve to remember me for the next one ;) This looks fabulous!

  11. 06/24/2013 at 9:13 am

    I love PB granola!

  12. 06/24/2013 at 9:16 am

    You know I’ve never really cared for granola, but I’m intrigued by the peanut butter. It’s like bacon and makes everything better. This would be just the perfect amount of indulgence.

    I’m so glad you came to Nashville! Had such a great time! I miss you already!

  13. 06/24/2013 at 9:25 am

    What a craze week for you! I’m so sorry to hear about your grandfather — your family is in my prayers. This granola sounds like the perfect thing to kick off what will hopefully be a much less stressful week!

  14. 06/24/2013 at 9:30 am

    So sorry about your grandfather. Hope you’re doing okay.
    Annamaria

  15. 06/24/2013 at 9:50 am

    I never would have thought to use peanut butter in granola and it is a great idea!

  16. 06/24/2013 at 9:56 am

    Peanut butter anything and I’m all in! This looks divine. Sorry about the loss of your granddad. Big hugs and hope this is a better week for you!

  17. 06/24/2013 at 9:57 am

    Oh no so sorry to read about your ceiling. That stinks. Congrats again on the video shoot! This granola sounds awesome. I have never thought to make Peanut Butter granola–love the idea!

  18. Kellie
    06/24/2013 at 10:08 am

    What a crazy, overwhelming week! So sorry about your grandfather. I hope this next week is better for you. Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

  19. 06/24/2013 at 10:18 am

    Oh my goodness, I need a big bowl of this!

  20. 06/24/2013 at 10:34 am

    Geez girl you have earned a two week vacation of doing nothing!! You’ve been working so darn hard. Rest up and big hugs!! XOXO

  21. 06/24/2013 at 11:17 am

    Mmmm…looks yummy!

  22. 06/24/2013 at 11:38 am

    Oh Julie- I am so sorry about your grandfather. Weeks like that are so hard, but sometimes I am grateful to get hard patches over with all at once so that you can move forward cleanly, you know? This peanut butter granola looks incredible Julie!!!

  23. 06/24/2013 at 12:22 pm

    I need photography lessons from you ;) Ill be over in 10 and we can eat this granola too!!

  24. 06/24/2013 at 12:29 pm

    I love PB & granola…this must be tried!

  25. 06/24/2013 at 12:29 pm

    Peanut butter granola sounds magical. I’m going to make this soon!

    I hope this week is brighter and better for you! Big hugs.

  26. 06/24/2013 at 12:32 pm

    So excited for your recap! It looked like you had a blast in Nashville. And this peanut butter granola, I die!

  27. 06/24/2013 at 2:51 pm

    I love peanut butter, your granola sounds (and looks!) like a breakfast dream!

  28. 06/24/2013 at 4:02 pm

    My husband would love this! He adores PB anything!

  29. 06/24/2013 at 5:06 pm

    PB granola is my favorite. I think it was the first kind of granola I ever made from scratch. Glad you had a fun time in Nashville!

  30. Nessa
    06/24/2013 at 6:32 pm

    So, so sorry about your grandfather.

  31. 06/24/2013 at 6:34 pm

    Such a great looking granola! I would sprinkle this on yogurt, cereal or just have it with a handful of berries. Great recipe, Julie!

  32. 06/24/2013 at 7:20 pm

    So sorry to hear about your grandfather:-( I hope you were able to enjoy all of the good things last week.

    This granola sounds perfect- I love the simplicity!

  33. CG
    06/24/2013 at 8:47 pm

    Overall, a delicious and pantry-friendly granola.

    But, cinnamon? The cinnamon didn’t do anything for me. It added a
    weird flavor that I thought clashed with the peanut butter.

    Then again, I don’t like cheese…so maybe my opinion should be ignored?

    Anyway, very easy and much faster than my standard granola. Love the versatility and the peanut butter. Kids enjoyed it so I’d say it’s a winner.

  34. 06/24/2013 at 10:45 pm

    This looks so fabulous! I have never made granola but I need to!

  35. 06/24/2013 at 11:05 pm

    Yummy flavors in this granola!! And don’t apologize, blogging should be fun :)

  36. 06/24/2013 at 11:13 pm

    Hang in there girl. I’m so sorry about your Grandpa, and I truly hope sunshine (and smooth, calm sailing) comes your way ASAP!
    Can’t wait to see the Nashville post! One of my best gal-pals lives down there. I’ve visited thrice and can’t get enough!

  37. 06/25/2013 at 8:01 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about your grandpa, losing a loved one is so difficult! This granola looks amazing, needs to happen in my kitchen soon!

  38. 06/25/2013 at 8:47 am

    I make granola on a weekly basis. Can’t believe I’ve never put PB in it!

  39. 06/25/2013 at 11:30 am

    I want this granola all up in my yogurt and fruit situation! Looks SO good, Julie! xo

  40. 06/25/2013 at 11:56 am

    I would love to have this for breakfast with some yogurt and berries!

  41. georgie g.
    06/25/2013 at 2:44 pm

    Just made this…I’m a PB lover, a honey lover, a granola lover…but…this just didn’t do it for me. Seemed like all the flavors just faded out. Smelled divine while cooking, but the finished product lacks sweetness/flavor, and no PB or cinnamon taste at all. I followed recipe exactly, but maybe next time I’ll add more honey and a pinch of salt to bring out the sweetness. The proportions of the recipe are good, and the bake time is spot-on (15 min.). Just needs more sweetness/flavor.

  42. 06/25/2013 at 3:14 pm

    Oh YES! This looks like the afternoon snack I need.

  43. 06/25/2013 at 9:10 pm

    This looks really good. Can’t wait to try it.

  44. 06/26/2013 at 12:01 am

    sorry to hear about your grandfather. hope you have better weeks coming up. this granola would definitely make me feel better!

  45. Riley
    06/26/2013 at 10:36 pm

    This turned out so good and is SO addictive! I’ll definitely be making it again soon. I made a double-batch with only 3 1/2 cups of oats instead of 4 to make them extra peanut buttery. I also mixed in some roasted peanuts and raisins and it works perfectly.

    Thanks for the great recipe, best wishes

  46. 06/26/2013 at 10:44 pm

    Sorry to hear about your grandpa. It is always hard to lose someone you love, especially during an already hectic week. Trying to find time to grieve while also living your life.

    PS: Your post is perfect timing because I have some oats coming in my weekly delivery bin (and I looove peanut butter).

  47. 06/27/2013 at 10:14 am

    Busy busy! This granola looks fantastic, I love it :)

  48. 06/27/2013 at 11:27 am

    I’m so sorry about your grandfather. And it does sound like it was a crazy week! This peanut butter granola would definitely make a whirlwind week better for sure – it looks amazing!

  49. 06/27/2013 at 1:56 pm

    Umm wow that looks amazing! I love pb and homemade granola… this sounds like a match made in heaven. Perfect over greek yogurt or oatmeal. Yum! thanks for sharing!

  50. 07/07/2013 at 12:14 pm

    Im sorry to hear about your Grandfather.

    I love anything Peanut Butter! this sounds amazing.

  51. 07/18/2013 at 5:37 pm

    I know I`ll love this stuff! And I have all of the ingredients to make this!

  52. Exports
    08/27/2013 at 12:08 pm

    I made this and it was a big hit. It’s almost gone already and I just made it an hour ago. It is very filling.

  53. Pam C.
    09/12/2013 at 1:36 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I am stting here eating 2 Tbsp of peanut butter with some muesli mixed in it as a fast lunch, and saw this recipe. Right up my alley :-)

    • 09/13/2013 at 7:43 am

      Aw thank you Pam! This peanut butter granola is definitely up my alley too since I adore peanut butter! Hope you make it sometime :)

  54. Lori
    12/18/2013 at 7:20 pm

    Amazing goof proof granola. Take it from someone that can find a way to mess up just about anything in the kitchen. I made two batches. One with dried strawberries (think pb&j) and one with coconut and dark chocolate covered hemp seeds as a topping for ice cream. Options are endless…thinking dried banana would also rock in this. Love it!! Thx!

    • 12/19/2013 at 8:14 am

      Love your unique spin on this granola, Lori! Definitely endless possibilities for flavors. Thanks for sharing and I’m so glad you’re enjoying this!

  55. Wendy
    01/03/2014 at 11:10 am

    I’ve never made granola before, and saw this on Pinterest. Looks simple enough for a first timer, but I was wondering how important the parchment paper is. I don’t have that or a baking mat. Would a nice layer of oil and/or flour do the trick?

    • 01/04/2014 at 10:03 pm

      Hi Wendy! I would say parchment paper or a baking mat is fairly important so it doesn’t stick to the baking sheet. I would suggest lightly spraying your baking sheet with cooking spray in place of parchment paper :) enjoy!

  56. 07/15/2014 at 11:43 pm

    This is probably the easiest granola recipe I’ve ever made. Plus I love peanut butter, so I love its flavor.

  57. kathy pease
    07/18/2014 at 6:55 pm

    I have a batch in the oven now! Thanks so much for the recipe I have been looking for a good one the last few days.

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