Peanut Butter Cup Granola

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Delectably sweet and crunchy granola coated with rich peanut butter and studded with chocolate chips. The healthiest {and tastiest!} peanut butter cup for breakfast around!Peanut Butter Cup Granola | dishingouthealth.comWe have been eating this NON-STOP all weekend. I made the mistake of *strategically* placing the granola container right on the coffee table so it’s in arms-reach every time we’re Netflixing. So, you’d be right to assume it’s almost gone.

I mean, a deliciously golden medley of oats and cashews coated with peanut butter + honey + coconut oil and baked to crunchy cluster perfection is HARD to resist. Especially when it tastes like a damn PEANUT BUTTER CUP.

Good thing chocolate + peanut butter isn’t my biggest weakness……. (sigh).
Peanut Butter Cup Granola | dishingouthealth.comOne of my favorite things about this granola is how CHUNKY it is. I’m a big cluster granola kind-of-girl and prefer there to be some kind of unity to the ingredients after they’re roasted and broken apart. I like to reach in the granola container and retrieve a generous handful without worrying about a million single oat pieces slipping through my fingers. I do a fine job of making a mess on my own, thank you.

The power duo of peanut butter + honey is what gets the job done here. They create the perfect sticky sweet glaze that generously coats every ingredient, creating delicious matrimony. Peanut Butter Cup Granola | dishingouthealth.comI originally made this recipe on a total whim one night when I was craving something salty, sweet, crunchy and “snacky” (Ok, it was that time of the month and I was craving EVERYTHING). I knew I was onto something good when our entire apartment started smelling like a Reese’s factory. I REALLY knew I was onto something good when Adam and I polished off the entire batch within 48 hours.

Why does self-control go flying out the window when it comes to granola?!Peanut Butter Cup Granola | dishingouthealth.comI’ve been love love loving this granola as a topping for yogurt parfaits, smoothies/smoothie bowls and simple bowls of fresh fruit. Adam, on the other hand, has been dousing it with milk and eating it out of a mug like cereal. Needless to say, we’ve got options for the whole family to enjoy!

Another appealing variable is that this recipe only requires 7 ingredients! You can chose to add other things (suggestions below!) but the real CORE ingredients are minimal. Most of them you may even already have on hand. Double win!Peanut Butter Cup Granola | dishingouthealth.comSo let’s sum this situation up. We’re talking about a nutrient-rich breakfast or snack that is:

  • Rich in protein, fiber and heart-healthy omega 3 fats
  • Easy to make and requires minimal ingredients
  • Super versatile
  • Tastes like a dang PEANUT BUTTER CUP!!

Let’s do it, granola-ers!

5 from 1 vote

Peanut Butter Cup Granola

A golden medley of oats and cashews coated with peanut butter, honey and coconut oil and baked to crunchy cluster perfection!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 cups (10 servings)

Ingredients  

  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cup raw whole cashews sub for almonds or walnuts
  • 1/4 cup natural creamy peanut butter I used Skippy
  • 1/3 cup honey or pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Optional add-ins: 1 tbsp chia seeds flaxseeds or hemp seeds
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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook peanut butter, honey (or maple syrup) and coconut oil until melted, 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  • In a large bowl, combine oats, cashews, and peanut butter sauce; stir to combine. Spread out in a single layer on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, stir, and bake for another 12-15 minutes, until toasty and golden. Watch closely to prevent burning.
  • Allow to cool completely (1 hour) before breaking granola into clusters and mixing in chocolate chips.
  • Store in an air-tight tupperware container at room temperature for 7-10 days.

Notes

If using UNsalted peanut butter, add 1/4 tsp sea salt
To make dairy-free, use Enjoy Life chocolate chips
To ensure granola is gluten free (if necessary), use certified GF brand of oats (Bob's Red Mill)

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 115mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 17g

I calculate these values by hand to ensure accuracy, however expect up to a 10% variable depending on food brands.

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Join the Conversation:

Which ingredient is an absolute MUST for you in granola?

What is your favorite way to enjoy granola?

**If you love granola as much as I do, be sure to check out my most popular granola recipe! <– caution, super addicting.

Peanut Butter Cup Granola; simple, nutritious and delicious! | dishingouthealth.com

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  1. laurie says:

    5 stars
    This is so good and super simple to make. Whole fam loves it – thank you!!

    1. Jamie Vespa says:

      Oh I’m so glad to hear, Laurie! Thanks so much for coming back and leaving a review!

  2. Ellie | Hungry by Nature says:

    So I ran out of time on Monday night, but I still have all the ingredients and CANNOT WAIT to make this!!

    1. dishingouthealth says:

      YAY!! Please let me know what you think! You’re the best, girl! Xo

      1. Ellie | Hungry by Nature says:

        I made it this morning… it’s SO good Jamie!! Oh my goodness, I don’t know why I haven’t ever put peanut butter in my granola before but this is a game changer!

        1. dishingouthealth says:

          YAY! SO so glad you enjoyed it! I don’t think i’ll ever NOT put peanut butter in my granola now lol you’re so sweet for stopping by and sharing your review! Thanks, Ellie! Happy snacking! Xoxo

  3. Laura says:

    I’m totally a chunks girl too! A must-have granola ingredient for me is definitely peanut butter!

    1. dishingouthealth says:

      Same here, Laura! You are just my peanut butter soul sister! 🙂

  4. Jessica @ Nutritioulicious says:

    I LOOOOVE PB & Chocolate! Need to make this!!

    1. dishingouthealth says:

      The BEST combo on the planet! Already planning on making another batch this week! Thanks for stopping by, Jessica! Xo