Peanut Butter Cup Granola

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Another chocolate & peanut butter recipe. Sigh.

I mean, are you really surprised? There’s enough chocolate and peanut butter going on around here to make a Reese’s jealous.

And now, I’m loading my favorite flavor combo into another favorite of mine: homemade granola!

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

  1. Grains (oats)
  2. Nuts/seeds
  3. Dried fruit
  4. A sticky sweetener (honey, maple syrup, agave, etc)
  5. 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 time, my pantry was loaded with chocolate and peanut butter. Shocker. So I worked off of those.

If you like peanut butter and chocolate (who doesn’t?!?!?!), then this is for you. It’s a peanut butter cup in a bowl. One of my many healthy, wholesome granolas that won’t weigh you down. Eat up!

Peanut Butter Cup Granola

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325F degrees. 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!

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  1. I can never get enough chocolate and peanut butter, so I say keep bringing it!!!! I mean really a reeses granola for breakfast? Awesome!!!!

  2. ohh mmyy goodness, I’ve fallen in love with every single recipe and idea in this post. I am a total sucker for anything involving peanut butter …. and granola. You’ve just taken my addiction for both to a whole new level ~ YUUUUMMM!!

    1. thank you so much! i’m convinced there is nothing in this world a spoonful of peanut butter (and granola!) couldn’t fix.. yum! 🙂

  3. I just made this for my mom’s birthday, she adores peanut butter! And of course I saved a bit for myself 😉 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 🙂

    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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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 🙂 ) 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. 🙂

  7. 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!

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