This peanut butter granola is my sons’ favourite granola we’ve ever made. It’s crunchy, a little sweet, and very nutty (just like my kids!). If you’re not peanut butter fiends like we are, you can make this with almond butter and almonds or whatever peanut butter replacement floats your boat.
This is an easy and quick recipe, so it’s great if you’re pressed for time. Granola is one of those foods that is very worth it nutritionally to make at home, because many of the store bought versions are high in sugar. This granola is yummy, filling and nutritious without a ton of added sugar.
My boys and I eat this granola on top of plain Icelandic or Greek yogurt with fresh berries for a high protein, filling breakfast or snack.
- Scant 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- Heaping 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 1/2 cups oats
- 1 cup roasted unsalted peanuts, chopped
- Preheat your oven to 300 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a microwave safe bowl, heat the peanut butter and maple syrup for about a minute or until the mixture is smooth. Transfer this mixture to a large bowl and add the vanilla, salt, oats and peanuts. Mix very well so that the mixture is well coated.
- Spread the granola out on the baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through.
- Let the granola cool and crisp up for about 45 minutes on the baking sheet, then store it in an airtight container.
- Enjoy with plain high protein yogurt (I like plain Skyr Icelandic) and fresh berries.