Granola has become my side piece. My lover. I could eat it day and night. And have. Want to know what a great late night snack is? THIS GRANOLA. Bet you didn’t see that coming. I’ve been a fan of granola ever since I met it paired with some GORP (also know as trail mix when not around super hippie people). But my high school was filled with hippies. We weren’t far from Boulder. Therefore, I ate GORP. And our trail mix/GORP situation had big clusters of granola in it. You know what pairs REALLY well with granola? Peanuts (and peanut M&Ms, but that’s not the point I’m trying to get across). So you know what I did? You guessed it, you genius human! I made peanut butter granola. And it’s a thing of beauty.
As I type this, I’m currently leaning back on the couch with a baby attached to my teat like a barnacle that refuses to let go of the side of a boat. If only my younger self could see me now, she would have never believed what she saw. A dirty kitchen, a breastfeeding woman who hasn’t even washed her face by noon, and a living room filled with burp cloths and swaddles. But what I think young Juli would be most surprised by is that older Juli is quite content with this new life. Sure, I would prefer the kitchen to be clean, but this peanut butter granola recipe comes first! You, the unknown reader on the other side of the screen, comes first. Kind of. Not really. But you get what I’m trying to do here.
They say that when you give birth, you give birth to two people – your child and the new version of you. And they ain’t lying! You really do become a new person. And it’s so freaking cool! I am a very different person in just 6 short weeks. And I can’t wait to see where this version of Juli goes. But while I blossom into this new person, I also have to figure out my new rhythm in life. Especially a new schedule. I told Brian that I now completely understand why people have house managers. Having someone who could cook healthy meals, and clean, and help me navigate this new space while I work from home and care for Avery…well that would be AWESOME. And I’m sure that sounds extremely pretentious and privileged to some, which is fair, but to me that sounds GLORIOUS. Not in our budget, but still…GLORIOUS. If you have a house manager, please tell me every detail about this so I can live vicariously through you. That being said, I just got Avery down for a nap and I feel like a rockstar so I’m off to bust out some more work!
Peanut Butter Granola
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 cups 1x
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 cups gluten free old fashioned oats
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix together maple syrup, peanut butter, butter, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Once combined, add oats and salt then mix until completely coated.
- Pour onto baking sheet, spread oats into a flat layer and press into the parchment paper. This will make it nice and chunky once cooled. Place in the oven to bake for 10 minutes, turn baking sheet, then bake for another 10 minutes. Once done baking, let cool COMPLETELY on the baking sheet. Once cooled, break into chunks.
- Eat by itself or in a bowl of your milk of choice!
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20 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Granola”
This stuff is WILD! It’s still in the oven but just the glaze alone is 10/10. I had to stop myself from eating it all with a spoon before I added the oats. I can’t wait for the finished product! Thanks Juli.
I was the same way haha!!! Takes some serious self control.
I just made this today and wow, it is so satisfying and yummy by itself I can only imagine what it might taste like with some milk!
What a great recipe. Super easy! Making it for a second time today. My favorite way to eat it is sprinkled on plain yogurt!
Forgot to give it five stars!!!
Making this tomorrow! I have been looking for a granola recipe with no whole seeds/peanuts as I can’t eat them whole (stomach issues). So this is FANTASTIC!! Thank you!!
Super easy recipe and so addicting! I’m 2 weeks postpartum, so give me all the oats for that milk supply! Will be making again!
Oh man!!!! The peanut butter buttery scent that filled my kitchen with this. TO DIE FOR!!! 5/5 in all categories. Delicious, chunky (yet soft texture), not too sweet, and EASY. My two year old can make this one!
10/10 RECOMMEND! So, so good and so, so easy. Like others said, so tempting not to eat it right out of the bowl. I will definitely be making this again.
Can I go out of bounds here and toss some peanuts in after baking for some extra crunch? I’m obsessed with peanut butter and peanut ANYTHING and literally can devour an entire jar of peanut butter myself (and have, shamelessly with a serving spoon, countless times)! Totally addictive!!
Can you sub with quick cooking oats instead of old fashion?
i haven’t tried it with that kind of oats so i can’t say for sure!!
SO delicious! Super easy and quick, and completely satisfied my 6 month pregnancy cravings.. thank you so much!
yay!! happy i could help!
yay!! happy i could be there for you during pregnancy!
Great and I love all your granolas but I’ve made a million other peanut butter-based recipes and cinnamon with peanut butter tastes like shit- Leave the cinnamon out!
I made this as an afternoon snack for my older kids when they get home from school but I can’t stop eating it. Whoops! This was easily made while holding my 11 month old. Thanks for another winner Juli!
Just made it this morning. OMG!!!!
I have made your sea salt chocolate and the snickerdoodle was my favourite up until today.
I can’t stop eating it.
I eat your granola almost daily on my yogurt but damn girl you hit this one out of the park..
forgot to give it five stars.