Delightful Peanut Butter Granola Recipe

peanut butter granola recipe

We love granola over here, and with good reason – it’s simple to make, endlessly variable so you can make it your own according to your craving on any given day, and it’s so very delicious as a part of a healthy breakfast or snack. Our Peanut Butter Granola recipe gives you incredible peanut flavor with the toasty notes of brown butter touched with sweet honey for an amazingly delicious treat to satisfy all your cravings.

peanut butter granola with chocolate chips

The Method

As with all granolas, our Peanut Butter Granola recipe uses a simple method – mix wet ingredients and dry ingredients separately, then stir them all together before baking at a low temperature until golden.

Brown Butter

To make this peanut butter granola recipe, start by browning your butter. Simply melt the butter in a small pan, stirring occasionally until it is golden brown. Watch it carefully so that it doesn’t cross the line to burnt, which can happen quickly once it begins to brown. 

When you are browning butter, the butter will melt quickly, then become a little foamy as it continues to heat. Once the bubbles subside, watch it like a hawk because this is when the process speeds up and it can go from brown to burnt in a fraction of a second. Stir more often, as it’s the solids that settle to the bottom of the pot that will burn and cause an off flavor that you definitely don’t want in your granola.

peanut butter granola with yogurt

Peanut Butter Powder

Powdered peanut butter, like PB2, is simply peanuts that have been reduced to powder form in a process that removes the fat from the nuts and fully dries them before pulverizing. Look for a brand that does not add extra sugar. We want full peanut flavor here, not added sweetness, to enhance the peanut butter and chopped peanuts in our granola.

Use any remaining peanut butter powder as a healthy addition to smoothies, baked goods, or yogurt. It’s delicious! 

peanut butter granola in a bowl

Mix Everything Together and Bake

Once your butter is golden, remove it from the heat and stir in the peanut butter until it is fully melted. Add the peanut butter powder and salt, whisking to thoroughly combine.

In a large bowl, stir together old fashioned oats (not instant or quick cooking oats!) with your chopped peanuts. Pour the butter mixture over the oat mixture and stir until the dry ingredients are fully coated. Spread the granola evenly onto your pan and bake until dry and golden brown.

This granola tends to burn more easily, so carefully watch it and stir so that it doesn’t get too dark at the edges before the center has a chance to fully bake. For granola that is crisp and delightfully crunchy, you need it to dry fully in the oven. If your granola is browning a bit too much or too quickly, feel free to lower your oven temperature slightly and continue baking.

banana slice topped with chocolate and granola

Cool and Enjoy

Once your granola is dry to the touch and golden brown all over, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Once cooled, you can add mini chocolate chips if you like for an amazing chocolate peanut butter treat! Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three months.

Our favorite ways to enjoy this granola is over yogurt for breakfast or a snack, or on top of fruit. Try spreading sliced banana or apple with some peanut butter or melted chocolate, then pressing some peanut butter granola on the top for a healthy snack or dessert! This is one the kids are sure to love!

apple slice topped with chocolate and peanut butter granola

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peanut butter granola recipe

Delightful Peanut Butter Granola Recipe

Our Peanut Butter Granola recipe gives you incredible peanut flavor with the toasty notes of brown butter touched with sweet honey for an amazingly delicious treat!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Bake Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 3 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 2-1/4 ounces (1/4 cup) creamy peanut butter
  • 2 ounces (1/2 cup) powdered peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 7 ounces (2 cups) old-fashioned oats
  • 5 ounces (1 cup) unsalted dry-roasted peanuts, roughly chopped

Instructions
 

  • Prep: Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F. Prepare a sheet pan by lining it with parchment paper or spraying it lightly with non-stick baking spray.
  • Brown the Butter: Place the butter into a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir occasionally until the butter is browned, watching it carefully so that it doesn’t burn. When it is golden brown, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the peanut butter until it is melted. Stir in the peanut butter powder, honey, and salt.
  • Mix Together: In a large bowl, stir together the oats and peanuts. Pour the butter/peanut butter mixture over the dry ingredients and stir to fully combine. Spread this into an even layer on your prepared baking sheet. It will seem more wet than other granolas, which is what we want for this one.
  • Bake and Cool: Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until the granola is golden brown and no longer sticky. Watch it carefully so that it doesn’t get too dark and remove it if it begins to smell like it might be burning. When it is ready, remove the pan from the oven and allow the granola to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.

Notes

  • The completely cooled granola can be broken up and stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three months.
  • If you are using salted peanuts, omit the additional salt. Note that your granola may be more salty in the end because of the level of salt in salted peanuts.
  • We like creamy peanut butter for this, but feel free to use your favorite!
  • Taking the time to brown the butter is worth it because it adds to the nuttiness of this granola and compliments the peanut flavor so well. If you don’t want to do it, simply melt the butter before stirring in the peanut butter. It will still be tasty!
  • Peanut butter powder enhances the peanut flavor of this granola in a way that peanut butter alone just doesn’t do. It is widely available at most grocery stores and sold under various brand names, such as PB2. Add it to smoothies, yogurt, or oatmeal for a peanutty flavor boost!
Keyword granola, peanut butter
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