An easy granola recipe, made with peanut butter and chopped peanuts, that’s great for breakfast or a healthy snack. This homemade Peanut Butter Granola is gluten free, dairy free, and has a vegan option.
Previously I shared with you my recipe for cinnamon granola, and I promised there would be more granola recipes on the way. Today, I’m sharing my new recipe for peanut butter granola.
Since this granola recipe is all about the peanut flavor, I use creamy peanut butter and chopped peanuts. This ensures there's no mistaking the flavor when you take a bite.
Now if you’re not a fan of peanut butter you can check out my other tasty gluten free breakfast recipes. But if you love peanut butter and peanuts as much as my family does, read on.
Why this Recipe Works
- Using both peanut butter and chopped peanuts gives the granola a delicious peanut flavor.
- The granola is easy to make with 7 ingredients and 10 minutes to prep.
- It’s simple to customize with your choice of mix-ins.
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
- Old-fashioned rolled oats (certified gluten free) - To keep this granola gluten free, I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Old Fashioned Rolled Oats. If you don’t need to avoid gluten, you can use regular old fashioned oats.
- Salt - Table salt.
- Peanuts - I use dry roasted peanuts but feel free to use plain peanuts instead.
- Oil - I use coconut oil, but another neutral oil like olive oil will also work.
- Honey - I use honey to sweeten the granola. To keep the recipe vegan, substitute maple syrup.
- Peanut butter - A creamy variety of peanut butter works the best in this recipe.
- Vanilla - Pure vanilla extract.
How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Granola
- Stir together the oats, peanuts, and salt.
- Melt coconut oil in the microwave, then whisk in honey, peanut butter, and vanilla.
- Pour the wet ingredients over the oat mixture and stir to coat.
- Spread granola on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake at 300-degrees for 30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes.
- Cool granola completely, then break into chunks and enjoy!
Step By Step Instructions
(For ingredient amounts see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.)
Preheat the oven to 300° F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, salt, and peanuts until combined.
Place coconut oil in a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted. Add the honey, peanut butter, and vanilla and whisk until combined.
Pour the wet ingredients over the oat mixture and stir until the oats are coated.
Scoop the granola onto the prepared pan and spread into a thin, even layer.
Bake for 15 minutes then remove from the oven and gently stir the granola.
Return the granola to the oven and continue baking for another 15 minutes.
Cool the granola completely before breaking into chunks.
- Chocolate - Chopped pieces of milk or dark chocolate or chocolate chips would be delicious with this recipe. If you decide to add some chocolate, make sure to wait until after the granola has cooled before stirring in the chocolate.
- Fruit - Try adding some chopped dried apples, or banana chips to the granola after it has been baked.
- Seeds - Stir in a couple tablespoons of flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, or a combination of seeds, to the oat mixture.
More Gluten Free Recipes with Peanut Butter
- Peanut Butter Banana Bread
- Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
- Peanut Butter Brownies
- Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Certified Gluten Free Oats
Pure oats are naturally gluten free, but how they are processed and stored can lead to cross-contamination from other grains like wheat, barley, and rye.
As a Celiac, I’m always careful to use certified gluten free oats. Not all people living with Celiac disease can tolerate oats. If you’re able to tolerate oats, consider using oats that are certified gluten free.
Recipe Tips and FAQs
I don’t recommend using quick oats in this recipe. Quick oats are smaller and thinner than rolled oats and can become soggy when combined with the liquid ingredients.
Be sure to bake the granola in a thin layer so all the ingredients are exposed to the heat. Depending on the size of your pans you may need to use two pans to spread out the granola.
Stirring the granola halfway through the baking process is necessary to ensure even baking. Also, give the granola time to cool so it can crisp up.
Store the granola, in an airtight container, at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.
The granola can also be frozen, in a freezer-safe container or bag, for up to 3 months.
Serve the granola with yogurt or milk for breakfast. Or add it to a smoothie to give it some crunch.
Sprinkle it over ice cream or mix-in some chocolate chunks for dessert. Or eat it plain, by the handful, any time of day.
If you love eating granola for breakfast, or snacking on it throughout the day, give this homemade granola recipe a try. The peanut butter flavor, peanuts, and oats make this delicious granola hard to resist!
More Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes to Try!
- Cranberry Orange Scones
- Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
- Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
- Cinnamon Swirl Bread
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cups
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Peanut Butter Granola (gluten free, dairy free, vegan option)
- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (certified gluten free)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup peanuts, chopped
- ⅓ cup coconut oil
- ⅓ cup honey
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 300° F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, salt, and peanuts until combined.
- Place coconut oil in a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted. Whisk in the honey, peanut butter, and vanilla until combined.
- Pour over the oat mixture and stir until the oats are coated. Transfer the granola to the prepared pan and spread into a thin, even layer.
- Bake for 15 minutes then remove from oven and gently stir the granola. Return the granola to the oven and continue baking for another 15 minutes.
- Cool the granola completely before breaking into chunks.
- To keep this recipe gluten free, use certified gluten free rolled oats.
- Replace the honey with maple syrup to make the recipe vegan.
Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on products and brands you use. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the ingredients you are using with your preferred nutrition calculator.