Peanut Butter Cup Granola

peanut butter granola with raisins and peanuts in a bowl

Whenever I’m making homemade granola, I stick to 5 main ingredients:

  • Grains (oats)
  • Nuts/seeds
  • Dried fruit
  • A sticky sweetener (honey, maple syrup, agave, etc)
  • A binder (nut butter, pureed dried fruit, apple sauce, etc)

I really just use anything I have in the pantry at the time in each of those categories. That’s the beauty of homemade granola and/or granola bars… they are uniquely versatile and you can mix/match based on what you like/have on hand. This is my recent favorite– with all the chocolate and peanut butter you love!

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peanut butter granola with raisins and peanuts in a bowl

Peanut Butter Cup Granola

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Yield: 5 cups
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Whole granola with all the chocolate and peanut butter flavor you love!


  • 2 and 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup ground flax
  • 1 cup honey roasted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (or more, go by your taste preference)
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 2/3 cupĀ honey roasted peanut butterĀ (or regular creamy peanut butter)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 325Ā°F (163Ā°C). Line large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together oats, ground flax, peanuts, and cinnamon. Set aside. In a small bowl, melt peanut butter and honey for about 30 seconds in the microwave. You want it to be runny and mixed together well (add more honey or peanut butter if needed until smooth and liquify). Pour melted peanut butter mixture over oat mixture. Make sure all oats are moistened. Lightly stir in half of the chocolate chips. Spread onto prepared baking sheet and press the oats down.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes, remove and mix around so that all sides bake evenly. Pop back into the oven for another 15 minutes. Remove and mix in the raisins and remaining chocolate chips. The warm granola will melt the chocolate and bind the granola. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!

Keywords: peanut butter cup granola


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  1. I just made this for my mom’s birthday, she adores peanut butter! And of course I saved a bit for myself šŸ˜‰ Delicious! I am a college student and these recipes are delicious and easy enough to handle in my tiny kitchen with not a ton of time to spare! Thanks Sally, I’m also asking for your cookbook for Christmas šŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Caitlin! I’m so happy you made this granola. It’s one of my favorites. LOVE peanut butter. I’ve been meaning to update this old photos! I’ll get to it someday, maybe the next time I make it. Happy you’re excited for my cookbook!

  2. Hey Sally,

    I recently started following your blog (all the way from Canada) and I can’t stop coming here to look for recipes! I love love love all the healthy recipe ideas. Its great to have granola, muffins etc that are not loaded with butter, oil, and sugar but still taste amazing! Made this granola yesterday. Can’t keep my hands out of the container :). Keep up the good work!

    1. Hi Krista! I’m certainly glad you love this stuff. I made a granola similar to it last week. Thanks for saying hi! I always appreciate it.

  3. Just made this…my first batch of granola ever! A hit with both my husband and me. I didn’t have any chocolate chips, but I stole some mini Reese’s cups from my kiddo’s Easter basket and chopped them up. I’m getting your cookbook for my birthday in a few weeks and I’m beyond excited. Another successful recipe from Sally!

  4. Sally, you are my favorite blogger by far. I always come to your blog first when in need of a recipe (basically, every single day-I bake or research recipes every spare second šŸ™‚ ) So i just wanted to let you know how much I love all that you do-it may sound corny, but I really feel like I know you!
    Also, this granola recipe is to die for. I am sprinkling it on literally everything.

    1. Thanks Maggie! You are so sweet. I love this granola recipe. I probably make it the most out of all my varieties. šŸ™‚

  5. Nadine Gourrege says:

    what is ground flax?? Is it the same as linseed?? Are there any substitutes??

  6. Sarah Codling says:

    I’m making this tonight to take to my work Xmas party tomorrow! I stumbled across your site last year and just fell in love with what I saw! I have been working my way forward since your very first post and have made every single recipe… It’s my version of Julia Child! I LOVE that your recipes are easy and generally I don’t have to buy a lot… Maybe 1 or 2 things here and there. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for having this blog!!! And I wish you a fabulous Christmas!

    1. Thanks so much Sarah šŸ™‚

  7. i love the sound of this! Would it be possible to turn it into a granola bar?Ā 

  8. Would love to try this recipe. Is there anything I could sub for the ground flax?

  9. My kids are all home right now and we have made this granola 3 times this week! Such an awesome snack to have on hand

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