Peanut Butter Granola

This Peanut Butter Granola Recipe is made up of peanut butter, old-fashioned oats, brown sugar, butter, peanuts, vanilla, and an egg white. It's the perfect granola for any peanut butter lover and so easy to take on the go!

Peanut Butter Granola


 

This month's peanut butter bash ingredients are peanut butter and oatmeal. I wanted to go healthy and make some granola. I was all excited for this "healthy" recipe and was telling my mom all about it. She broke it to me not-so-gently that this was not at all healthy. I believe it went kind of like this, "HUH! I thought granola was supposed to be healthy for you. Not YOURS!"

It's true. Even with my best intentions, I can crush a healthy recipe. What's a girl that loves sweets to do?

Peanut Butter Granola

I'll just keep on keeping on. It's working for me.

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I like granola in large pieces. It's easy to pick up and scarf down. It could easily be made into the granola that you eat as cereal or sprinkle on yogurt. Leave out the egg white and stir it while it's in the oven. But seriously, why mess with a great recipe?

Peanut Butter Granola

UPDATE: The baking times have been updated to prevent the granola from burning which had been reported in the comments.

Peanut butter granola on wooden table.

Peanut Butter Granola

This peanut butter granola is so easy to make and the perfect snack for on the go!
3.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cool Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 300 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • cup peanuts coarsely chopped
  • 1 large egg white

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a jelly roll pan or baking sheet with edges with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, add the old fashioned oats and chopped peanuts.
  • In a medium saucepan, add the peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar. Turn the heat to medium and stir to combine the ingredients.
  • Once the butter is completely melted and the sugar is no longer grainy, remove from the heat. Add in the vanilla and stir.
  • Pour the peanut butter mixture over the oats and stir until the oats are completely coated.
  • In a separate bowl, add the egg white. Whisk the egg white until it is frothy and white. It should take about 1 to 2 minutes of whisking.
  • Pour the egg white into the peanut butter and oat mixture and stir to incorporate.
  • Place the granola on the prepared pan and spread out. Make sure the granola isn't layered too thick but can be flattened into large pieces.. This will help bigger chunks to form.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes and turn the pan around. Do not stir the granola. Stirring the granola will make it break apart.
  • Bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes and remove from the oven. Let the granola cool completely. It will come out soft but will harden as it cools.
  • Break into suitable pieces and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 8gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 82mgPotassium: 233mgFiber: 3gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 177IUCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)

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23 Comments

  1. This is it! This is the recipe I've been looking for!

    I tried other granola recipes, but they were all far too healthy and bland to satisfy my sweet-tooth. This one is as a perfect copycat of the store-bought version I love. I did make two adjustments, I added 1/4 tsp salt and instead of egg white I used 1/4 cup of maple syrup to bind the mixture. Thanks for sharing your recipe.5 stars

  2. This looks so yummy! I have not made my own granola that i can remember....I think I will need to try - YOURS. 😀

  3. This sounds wonderful. I love homemade granola and adding peanut butter and peanuts to it is like icing on the cake. Love the way yours stays in big chunks too.

    1. Thank you! I'm becoming quite the fan of homemade granola myself! Peanut butter is such a weakness for me. lol The egg white at the end really helps keep the granola chunky!

  4. Oh I do love a good granola! And I will always pretend it's healthy. I've never put an egg white in mine. I'm going to have to give that a try.

  5. I don't think you totally crushed it's healthiness, It's probably still hugely better than store bought!

    1. I love your support and thinking! I don't think I've ever really stopped and looked at what's in granola from the store. I think I'll have to check it out.

  6. Peanut butter is always popular and this granola looks fantastic. I could grab a handful and happily enjoy it on it's own.

  7. That looks awesome! I'm a big fan of homemade granola, peanut butter sounds like a great variation to me 🙂

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