Peanut Butter Granola (4 Ingredients!)

April 3, 2014

This Homemade Peanut Butter Granola uses just 4 ingredients and is ready in under 30 minutes. It’s super crunchy and packed with peanut butter flavor. Enjoy atop yogurt, smoothie bowls, and more!  

Peanut Butter Granola in a jar next to a spoon

Easy Peanut Butter Granola

Are you ready for the easiest granola recipe of your life? Seriously, I don’t know if granola gets any easier than this! This is not only the easiest granola I’ve ever made, but it also baked faster than any granola I’ve made.

I made a few batches of this peanut butter granola trying to get the recipe just right. I tried to do a 3-ingredient homemade granola on the first attempt. While it was good, with the lack of brown sugar it just didn’t have enough crunch. So, on attempt two I added in brown sugar and not only did it give it a little crunch, but it also added a nice flavor too.

This is a healthy and kid-friendly granola recipe and is one the whole family can enjoy. With how easy it is to make and the fact that it uses basic pantry staples that you likely always have, this might just become a regular in your home.

Serve it with almond milk or Greek yogurt and some fresh fruit and you’ve got a breakfast worth waking up for. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Granola in a white bowl next to a spoon

Peanut Butter Granola Ingredients

This easy peanut butter granola uses just 4 basic ingredients:

  • Old fashioned oats
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Honey
  • Brown Sugar

How to Make Granola

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Pour oats into a mixing bowl, set aside.
  • In a microwave-safe mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, honey and brown sugar and heat mixture in microwave until runny and smooth, about 25 seconds.
  • Pour mixture over oats in mixing bowl and toss mixture with a spatula until evenly coated.
  • Spread mixture onto a Silpat or parchment paper-lined baking sheet into an even layer and bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 18 – 20 minutes, stirring once halfway through baking.

Can I Use Another Type of Oat?

No, only old fashioned oats will work in this peanut butter granola recipe. Instant or steel cut oats would result in a different texture and may not cook properly in the oven.

How to Store Granola

Keep this homemade peanut butter granola in an airtight container on your counter. It will keep for up to a week this way.

You can also freeze granola in a freezer baggie for up to 3 months. Just let the granola rest on your countertop for 10 minutes before eating it.

glass jar filled with Peanut Butter Granola

How to Eat Granola

There are so many delicious ways to enjoy this easy granola! A few of my favorite ways to eat granola are:

  • With milk and berries
  • Atop yogurt
  • With peanut butter and apples
  • On top of smoothie bowls
  • As a trail mix (just mix it with some dried fruit and nuts)
  • …and more!

Tips for the Best Peanut Butter Granola

  • If you want one more layer of flavor, you can add 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, but personally I don’t think it needs it.
  • Let the granola cool completely before eating it. It crisps up as it cools!
  • Make sure to stir the granola halfway through the baking time, otherwise it might not bake evenly.

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Peanut Butter Granola (4 Ingredients!)

5 from 2 votes

This Homemade Peanut Butter Granola uses just 4 ingredients and is ready in under 30 minutes. It's super crunchy and packed with peanut butter flavor. 

Servings: 6
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp packed light-brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Pour oats into a mixing bowl, set aside. 

  2. In a microwave-safe mixing bowl (or it can also be melted in a saucepan), combine peanut butter, honey and brown sugar and heat mixture in microwave until runny and smooth, about 25 seconds. Pour mixture over oats in mixing bowl and toss mixture with a spatula until evenly coated.
  3. Spread mixture onto a Silpat or parchment paper-lined baking sheet into an even layer and bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 18 - 20 minutes, stirring once halfway through baking. 

  4. Allow to cool completely (it won't be crunchy until it cools) and store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

  • If you want one more layer of flavor, you can add 1/2 tsp of cinnamon.
  • Recipe Source: inspired by Peanut Butter Fingers
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Granola (4 Ingredients!)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 52mg2%
Potassium 174mg5%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Granola Recipe, Peanut Butter Granola
Author: Jaclyn