I love making my own homemade granola instead of buying store-bought ones because I strongly believe that it's many times healthier - no preservatives or weird chemicals, no artificial flavouring, lower in sugar. While searching for new granola recipes to try out, I stumbled on a peanut butter granola recipe, just perfect to use up that leftover peanut butter that I used to bake those peanut butter cookies a few months back!
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This peanut butter granola recipe is extremely easy to make - the base ingredients are just, well, basic, with oats, sugar, salt, olive oil, peanut butter and honey. The add-ons are the nuts, which I used a mix of peanuts and almond this time round because I ran out of other nuts. In my previous nutty granola recipe, the nuts I used were left whole but this time round I decided to chop them up so that I don't have to spend too much effort chewing up the nuts (it can get quite tiring heh). I left out dried fruits as I don't have any on hand, but it's so easy to stir in dried apricots, cranberries, raisins etc after the granola is baked.
The original peanut butter granola recipe I've adapted from makes 16 servings, while the one I've shared here is scaled down to makes 6 to 8 servings. The step-by-step photos you see below, however, makes only 3 to 4 servings (I halved it again) because I'm the only one who eats granola at home and I don't have the habit of eating it everyday. So making just a small amount of it allows me to finish the granola faster (and try out other new granola recipes!) This is also why I love homemade granola as I usually have trouble finishing those store-bought ones - it's too big a packet for me!
Do give homemade granola a chance as it requires minimum effort - it's a no-mixer, no complicated steps, just dump all and mix together kind of recipe and the results are amazing, so delicious and can be way healthier than many ready-ones out there. Here are the step-by-step photos, but really, you won't need them!
Peanut Butter Granola
- 1 ½ cups oats
- ½ cup nuts, roughly chopped (I used a mix of peanuts and almonds)
- 2 tablespoons sugar, caster or brown or mixed
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- ⅛ cup honey
- Preheat oven to 150C / 300F (non-fan assisted). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients together. Tip everything onto the lined baking sheet and spread into a thin, even layer about 1-cm thick.
- Bake in the center rack for 20 to 30 minutes until the granola is lightly browned and fragrant - - there's no need to stir the granola if your granola is spread into a thin layer.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven, set on a wire rack and let the granola cool completely. Break the granola into pieces (large or small is up to you) and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
This is a very nice and healthy breakfast to have
I love homemade granola too! I agree that it's healthier because there are no preservatives in it. I love and crunchy and nutty this granola of yours looks!
Bam's Kitchen says
Addicted to granola and this peanut granola I would not be able to keep my paws off until I finished it.
This look absolutely delicious Jasline !!
Rumbling Tummy says
I can already smell your granola baking in your oven. Happy holiday.
I have never made granola...and I like the idea of nutty and crunchy...this would be delicious on my morning yogurt.
Have a great week Jasline 🙂
Thea Ong says
i wanted to try peanut butter granola for so long already! ... ... u make my hand itch liao....haha
The Gourmet Gourmand says
Mmmm peanut butter granola is such a comfort food. Love it!
Joleen @ Joleen Cuisine says
Ooh love the idea of homemade granola!! My boss is a total believer in making all of his own foods, so he likes to make his own yogurt, kimchi, and granola. This would be SOOO good with my morning smoothie bowls! 🙂