An Easy Peanut Butter Granola Recipe + Topping Ideas
Having the same thing for breakfast everyday can be boring. This peanut butter granola recipe can help you cure that! This recipe only has a few pantry ingredients and couldn’t be easier to make. Mixing in different toppings for variety keeps things fun and yummy.
Oats, peanut butter, cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup, and olive oil get combined before baking. The sweetness of the maple syrup pairs so well with a hint of vanilla. Peanut butter and cinnamon weave their way in too, but don’t take over.
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir until combined. Be sure there are no globs of peanut butter that aren’t incorporated.
Place on greased baking ban and bake @300 degrees for 40 minutes. The granola should be crunchy and just starting to caramelize.
Let cool and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
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The oats start out dry, but pliable. After all the peanut butter is incorporated, they’re shiny from being coated with everything. Once baked, the oats are a bit caramelized. The peanut butter causes the oats to clump together, making delicious little clusters. This peanut butter granola can be stored in an airtight container for 2 weeks. Once you mix up a batch you have a week’s worth (or more) of breakfasts ready to go.
Fruit and yogurt are common mixers with granola. Mix up the types of fruit or yogurt flavors to add more variety and find your favorite combo. I like to add something a little more unexpected too. These are my favorite combinations:
vanilla yogurt + strawberries + fresh basil
vanilla yogurt + blueberries + pistachios
vanilla yogurt + raspberries + chocolate chips
Try different herbs, nuts, seeds, or chocolate chips. I grow herbs in my Aerogarden that I’m always finding new ways to use. The brightness that mint or basil brings is a fun pop. Saltiness from nuts, like pistachios or cashews, make for a sweet and salty combo. Raspberry + chocolate is one of the best flavor combinations in my opinion, so this one might be my favorite.
While granola is quick enough for routine weekday mornings, thanks to prepping ahead, it can be fancied up on the weekends too. A granola bar is a beautiful way to serve breakfast for company that you can prep ahead of time. AND you don’t have to figure out how to keep everything hot. Place granola in a large glass jar with a scoop. Yogurt can be doled out beforehand and kept in the fridge. Use fancy glasses if you feel so inclined. Lots of topping options let everyone customize their own. Drizzling options like honey, this peanut butter sauce, or maple syrup can make things feel extra fancy. If you haven’t had yogurt and granola out of a margarita glass, you definitely should treat yourself!
What’s your favorite way to eat peanut butter granola?