Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Granola

If you like peanut butter and honey, this easy homemade granola is for you. 

honey roasted peanut butter granola on a baking sheet with a pink spatula

After a weekend visiting friends in Baltimore, eating cupcakes, Easter candy, and Berger cookies (if you’re in Baltimore you KNOW) and drinking hot chocolate, mimosas, and cappuccinos… I’m ready for something on the healthier side today. Well, semi-healthy.

A little M&M never hurt nobody.

honey roasted peanut butter granola in a gray and white bowl

Today’s recipe is the sequel to my original trail mix granola. The most snacky, munchable granola of them all. The week I made that particular granola, I made two other varieties. And clearly, I’m taking my time posting each of them. Whoops!

Granola is one of my favorite snacks to have around. I almost always have a tupperware of my peanut butter & jelly granola on hand and bowls of this chocolate crunch granola are the next best thing when all you’re craving are chocolate candy bars. Store-bought granola is usually full of strange ingredients, masked by way too much refined sugar and unnecessary fat. That’s why I always make my own. Full of ingredients I recognize and love. Including homemade honey roasted peanut butter.

Have you ever tried my homemade honey roasted peanut butter before? It’s made from one ingredient– honey roasted peanuts. Shocking, right? It’s the peanut butter I love to eat on its own or on a sandwich/wrap/celery/apple/spoon. I don’t bake with it much since baked goods really require that box-brand creamy and thick peanut butter consistency. But I eat this stuff like it’s going out of style.

honey roasted peanut butter in a measuring cup

Paired with a little honey, some coconut oil (for a light crunch!), vanilla and cinnamon for extra flavor, oats, and peanuts… we’ve got ourselves a tasty new granola recipe. 7 easy ingredients mixed up in 1 bowl.

If you like honey and you like peanut butter, this granola is for YOU.

honey roasted peanut butter granola in a red bowl with a spatula

With a little almond milk, I love a bowl of this honey roasted peanut butter granola for breakfast. It has so much incredible flavor! On the snack side, though, I like to add M&Ms and some peanut butter chips. As the granola cools, toss in a handful of each. The peanut butter chips will slightly melt making each bite a little sweeter and the M&Ms will mostly hold their shape. This fun version tastes like a monster cookie. You’ve tried my soft-baked monster cookies before, riiiiiight??

Think of the M&M, peanut butter chip version as the “healthiest dessert but not really dessert” dessert you’ll have this week. Quick, straightforward, simple, peanut butter. 4 things I love about a new recipe.

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honey roasted peanut butter granola in a gray and white bowl

Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Granola

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4-5 cups
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


If you like peanut butter and honey, this easy homemade granola is for you.


  • 1/4 cup (60ml) coconut oil*
  • 1/3 cup (120ml) honey
  • 1/2 cup (124g) honey roasted peanut butter*
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups (255g) old-fashioned rolled oats*
  • 1 cup (140g) honey roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • optional: 1/2 cup (90g) peanut butter chips
  • optional: 1/2 cup (100g) mini or regular size M&Ms


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F (149°C) degrees. Line one large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large heat-proof bowl, microwave the coconut oil and honey together for about 30 seconds. Alternatively, you may melt these ingredients together in a small pan on the stovetop. Remove from the microwave and using a fork or rubber spatula, stir until they are melted together and smooth. You may need to microwave it for 10 more seconds or so. Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Add the oats, peanuts, and cinnamon. Toss the mixture to coat everything. Make sure all of the oats are moistened.
  3. Spread onto the prepared baking sheet (it usually always fits onto just one– if too crowded, use two baking sheets and bake at the same time on different racks) and bake for 35 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so. Remove from the oven and allow the granola to cool for 10 minutes, then sprinkle the peanut butter chips and M&Ms on top. Stir everything together gently on the baking sheet. Allow to cool completely before enjoying.


  1. Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions: 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.
  2. Oil: Either canola or vegetable oil instead of coconut oil is fine. If using either of those, you do not have to melt it with the honey in step 2. Simply whisk it with the honey.
  3. Peanut Butter: If not using my homemade honey roasted peanut butter, simple use your favorite brand. Keep in mind that you may need to use 1/2 cup of honey (instead of 1/3 cup) if your peanut butter isn’t slightly sweet like the homemade honey roasted peanut butter is.
  4. Gluten Free: Use certified gluten free oats if intolerant.

Keywords: honey roasted peanut butter granola, peanut butter granola


  1. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says:

    I’m drooling over here! Granola is one of my favorite snacks as well…especially in carrot cake or peanut butter flavor. I love the idea of adding M & Ms to this as a snack. Speaking of your monster cookies, they’re one of my favorites to make and are always the first to go at parties! It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. 🙂

  2. Laura ~ Raise Your Garden says:

    I spent 10 bucks last week on granola. Even granola is not cheap anymore! And the store bought kind have all sorts of fake, phony ingredients as you well know Sally! Loving the peanut butter chips in here. This goes straight to the top of my to-do list.

  3. You’re totally right: M&Ms never hurt anybody! (who wasn’t allergic to them) 🙂

  4. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says:

    M & Ms Peanut Butter and honey crunchety, crispety healthy good-for-me-ness? Where do I sign up! I have stull yet to make my own granola (I KNOW.) And this is where I gotta start! Pinned!

  5. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    Oh how I miss peanuts and peanut butter! Please have an extra serving for me! 🙂

  6. If you posted granola recipes everyday I would be happy. I am constantly munching on granola for a snack. Love this recipe and I am sure I’ll be making this in the next day or two. Thank you for another great recipe!!

    1. Let me know how you like it Wendy!

  7. Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture says:

    Yum! I am not a big granola person because it’s so expensive to buy at the store, and you’re right, there are way too many extra ingredients going on in store-bought granola most of the time. But I will have to try this one because homemade is always better 🙂 And, it’s peanut butter! Woo-hoo!

  8. Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen says:

    This granola looks amazing, Sally!! I love how simple the ingredients you used are 🙂 I can only imagine how yummy this tastes with some almond milk in the morning!

  9. I recently discovered the world of homemade granola when I made a carrot cake version… And I’m hooked!! Thanks for fueling the fire!

  10. Oh, no, you did NOT. This would be so good on vanilla ice cream! Not the healthiest way to do it, but I want to. I also want to put PB M & Ms in there. Or chopped up Tagalongs. Or anything peanut buttery!
    I am in love with this granola, Sally!

    1. Mmmmm this over vanilla ice cream would be SO good Mir. And the tagalongs. I mean, why not?

  11. I’ll have to give this a try! I have a tried and true granola recipe I usually use, but it’s hard for me to resist peanuts 🙂

  12. Heather - Butter & Burlap says:

    I’m totally in a granola phase. Recently, I’ve made homemade granola bars and chai spiced granola. I just can’t get enough of this stuff! How do you come up with the proportions in your recipes? Is it just a matter of experimenting? I’m always questioning myself “do I have enough sugar? Are there enough spices” whenever I’m baking. Is it just a matter of trial and error for you?
    I love how you used your own honey roasted peanut butter! It sounds utterly delicious and I bet it sends this granola over the top! Can’t wait to try it!

    1. Chai spice granola sounds amazing Heather! As far as coming up with the recipe and proportions… it’s really just trial and error. Then once I have a few basic recipes, I can go off of those to create new combinations.

  13. Nicole - Coking for Keeps says:

    Why have I STILL not made my own granola??? Why??! This looks so good and healthy and I’ve got to try it!

    1. Nicole! No really. Why????!

  14. I can just see myself sat with a tub of this, with a blob of peanut butter and a squeeze of honey on top and thinking, “I never need find another breakfast recipe again.”

    1. That sounds amazing.

  15. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says:

    I haven’t jumped on the coconut oil granola train yet but I KNOW I’m going to love it once I do. Especially with honey and peanut butter involved, yesssssss.

    1. This is right up your alley Steph!

  16. Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says:

    Homemade granola is the best. There are so many delicious variations….Yum!

  17. Averie @ Averie Cooks says:

    I posted some Pb granola a week or so ago and I am so addicted to it (and of the Whole Foods version it’s a copycat of)…like, I swear I work out, just so I can eat tons of PB granola! I think I’d rather have it than cookies so I definitely couldn’t be trusted around yours – and with the M&Ms, perfect 🙂

  18. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    My granola jar is empty so this is perfect timing! I need to whip up a batch asap! Pinned!

  19. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    Omg. How is this granola real life?! It looks SO sweet, salty and peanut buttery, and I absolutely need it for snacking ASAP!

  20. Madeline | My Fitter Life says:

    Adding M&M’s to granola is LITERALLY the best idea ever. Haha, I love this!!

  21. Mandie @ Mandie's Kitchen says:

    Should have known you’d post a super-peanut-butter granola one of these days! =D Looks awesome, as always! Makes my mouth water just looking at it!

  22. Do you use black beans at all for chocoloate cake/brownies recipes.
    I’ve heard alot of recipes that you cannot taste the beans but you get the beneifts- any ideas???

    1. I have not. I can’t get on board with black beans and chocolate.

  23. Awesome! I’ve been on the lookout for healthy snacks that I can actually get my teenage to eat and she’s a peanut butter fanatic. This will be perfect for when track season starts up.

  24. Lena | la fille lumineuse says:

    The M&M’s in this recipe shouldn’t be optional but rather absolutely essential 8) 😀

  25. Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker says:

    I made granola once and it was a big time FAIL. Note to self – make Sally’s
    granola. Always.

    1. Haha! Well, let me know any of my granola recipes that you try Senika.

  26. Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat says:

    I love how you add honey to this. This granola looks really tasty!

  27. Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Life says:

    Sally this granola is torturing me! I gave up peanut butter and m&ms for Lent this year! I guess I know what I’m going to make on Easter Sunday with the bag of m&ms the Easter Bunny (aka my Mama) will leave for me 🙂
    Also, I need to find some honey roasted peanuts here in Aus and get to making some homemade peanut butter. Looks like April is going to be very peanut buttery!

    1. Oh Amy. I think the only thing you should eat in april IS peanut butter. Just my two cents.

  28. Amanda | The Cinnamon Scrolls says:

    Peanut butter and granola has to be one of my favourite combinations! And now I had a fail-proof recipe! Thanks, Sally, it looks delicious!

  29. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says:

    I LOOOVE homemade granola-esp. when there’s peanut butter involved!

  30. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says:

    I would seriously eat the whole batch in one serving. That’s allowed, right?

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