Chocolate Peanut Butter Lovers’ Granola.

A healthy on-the-go snack for all of us with a sweet tooth! Only 7 ingredients needed to make this chocolate peanut butter granola.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Lovers' Granola - an easy, healthy treat for all of us with a sweet tooth!

It has been far too long since I posted a chocolate & peanut butter recipe.

Wait… 12 days is long enough, right? I can’t go 1 day without a peanut butter/chocolate craving. It hits me like a ton of bricks. Actually, more like a ton of peanut butter cups. Mmm, tasty. My pantry is currently home to 9 different peanut butter jars, my candy bowl is full of Reese’s, and I live with this peanut butter monster. Don’t get between him and the peanut butter.

If peanut butter and/or chocolate is your middle name, this granola is for you.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Lovers' Granola - an easy, healthy snack for those of us with a sweet tooth!

I made this granola recipe twice last week. You see, the first time I made it… I shot it right away. Made it look pretty, took photos of it, and had to run out the door. Later that night, I gobbled it up on the couch watching Pulp Fiction. Kevin took the leftovers to work with him the next day and that’s that.

After he left, I pulled up the photos on my computer and kicked myself for not double checking them the day before. They were awful! The lighting in our new apartment is world’s different than our old apartment. Our apartment before the flood faced west, so I could shoot at 4pm and still catch some great sunlight. Heck, some of my cookbook recipes were shot at 6pm in the summer!

This one… 5:49pm. Crazy.

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Anyway. I used my photography disappointment as an excuse to make the crunchy granola again. Boo-hoo? I certainly didn’t complain about it. I shot about a million photos of batch #2 in about 100 different places over the course of the entire day. Who knew shooting granola could be so exhausting?! That being said, I happily kept batch #2 all to myself as a sweet reward.

Lucky for you (and me!) this chocolate peanut butter granola is a snap to make. And what’s more? You’ll only need 7 ingredients to bake it. The ingredient list is short, easy, and simple. Nothing weird, nothing complicated, nothing you can’t pronounce. I actually looked at the ingredient list on some granola at the store yesterday and recognized about 4 of the 288745843 ingredients. Yeah, scary.

The ingredients you’ll need for today’s recipe are peanut butter, coconut oil, honey, cocoa powder, oats, peanuts, and vanilla. Chocolate chips and a peanut butter drizzle are completely optional, but heavily recommended for obvious reasons. Also, I love these bowls.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Lovers' Granola

The best part about this granola recipe, and all of my granola recipes, is that there is always room for substitutions based on what you like. Vegan? Substitute maple syrup for the honey and make sure the chocolate chips you use are dairy-free. Don’t like nuts in your granola? Leave out the peanuts. Add dried fruits like banana chips, dried cranberries, or even raisins. Throw some coconut in if you’re feeling jazzy. And M&Ms if you’re feeling indulgent. Your granola options are endless with this recipe!

One thing you shouldn’t alter about this recipe: the coconut oil. If you do not have or you do not like coconut oil, you may substitute canola or vegetable oil instead. The small amount of oil in this recipe gives each bite a crunchy texture. You will certainly miss the 1/4 cup of coconut oil if you leave it out.

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Serve it on yogurt, with milk, drizzle with warm peanut butter, sprinkle it on ice cream, or munch away while plopped on the couch at midnight. It’s ok, I won’t judge. One may go as far as saying this granola is better than a peanut butter chocolate brownie… but that would be pushing it. 😉

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Lovers' Granola

Yield: 3 - 4 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes (includes cooling)

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A healthy on-the-go snack for all of us with a sweet tooth! Only 7 ingredients needed to make this chocolate peanut butter granola.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups (240g) old-fashioned rolled oats1
  • 3/4 cup (106g) peanuts (or any nut)
  • 3 Tablespoons (16g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (125g) creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup (113g) honey2
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) coconut oil3
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional

  • 1/2 cup (90g) chocolate chips
  • melted peanut butter for drizzling

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. Mix oats, peanuts, and cocoa powder together in a large bowl. Melt peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil together in a medium bowl and stir until smooth. Mix in the vanilla extract. Pour over oats and mix until all oats are moistened.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring and flipping every 10 minutes. Remove from oven and, if adding chocolate chips, sprinkle the granola with them while it is still warm. Stir. The chocolate chips will melt, creating larger clusters of granola. Allow to cool at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. The air will help the granola get crunchy.
  4. Make ahead tip: Granola is the perfect recipe to make ahead because it stays fresh for so long. Store this in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months.

Additional Notes:

  1. For a gluten free version, make sure you use certified gluten free oats.
  2. For a vegan version, make sure you use maple syrup or agave instead of honey as well as dairy-free chocolate chips.
  3. Instead of coconut oil, feel free to use canola or vegetable oil.

 

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Only 7 ingredients needed to make this simple chocolate peanut butter granola!
   

140 Responses to “Chocolate Peanut Butter Lovers’ Granola.”

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    Corieposted August 25, 2014 at 10:41 am

    I make chocolate granola all the time and cant wait to try your peanut butter chocolate version. I will be doing a sunbutter chocolate as we are nut free here. Anyway, i just wanted to share a baking tip. I bake my granola plain for 15 min then add the chocolate mixture and bake 15 min more. Doing it this way eliminates the chance of burning the chocolate and will still give your granola a great crunch. 🙂

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    julieposted September 13, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    what is the recipe for the cookies in the one picture? thanks

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    • Sallyreplied on September 13th, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      gingersnaps. the recipe is in my cookbook.

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    Hayleyposted December 22, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Do you think this recipe could be made into granola bars? Would love to make this for a friend for Christmas, but I feel like she’d appreciate them as bars rather than pieces.

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    Michelleposted January 16, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Made this last night, delicious! Used sliced almonds as the nut and added about 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips after it cooled a bit. Love it!!

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    Debposted February 15, 2015 at 5:58 am

    Hi, I was wondering, can you make this recipe with quick oats? If yes, what would the temperature or time change be? Thanks!

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    Kelseyposted March 6, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Hello! I was wondering does the coconut oil stand out in the recipe? I have a ton of coconut oil but am so afraid to put it in recipes because I’m afraid of the taste being too overpowering. I know tons of people say that there is no flavor to coconut oil but I have made chicken in coconut oil and haven’t been able to eat coconut since, because of the very strong coconut flavor. I have the organic unrefined top of the line coconut oil. I’m just so nervous!

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    • Sallyreplied on March 7th, 2015 at 8:17 am

      This baked granola doesn’t really take on any coconut flavor. Especially paired with strong flavors like cocoa and peanut butter.

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    Lisaposted September 13, 2015 at 11:05 am

    I just made a batch and the whole appartment smells sooooo good 😉 Can’t wait for breakfast! Greets from Vienna

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    Colleenposted December 16, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Wow this was/is good. Can you believe it’s my first homemade granola with chocolate added? Reminds me of that cereal of yesteryear, Cocoa Pebbles, which of course I haven’t eaten in years. To the comment about how awful coconut oil is, there’s a reason I don’t trust those major “health” organizations, but this isn’t the place for that.

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    Tarraposted January 15, 2016 at 9:41 am

    OMG! I just made this and it’s so stinking good!  Amazeballs as my friend would say!!!
    Thank you for making my 3PM snack a highlight to my work day!

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