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4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Protein Granola

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This Peanut Butter Protein Granola is the perfect healthy snack, breakfast, or dessert! You only need 4 ingredients and 15 minutes to make it. Vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, with a paleo option!

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Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Granola Recipe

Only 4 ingredients! Talk about easy. Plus, they’re ingredients that pretty much everyone has laying around the kitchen. This healthy peanut butter granola only takes 15 minutes or less from start to finish! You know how I love easy recipes with the fewest dishes possible! Hence my Gluten-Free Monkey Bread, No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars, and all my baked oatmeal recipes.

How to Make Peanut Butter Granola

This peanut butter granola is easier than any recipe I’ve seen (besides my Chocolate Granola that is basically the same steps). You don’t even need to heat up the peanut butter and honey together. You simply place all your ingredients in a medium/large mixing bowl, and mix until the peanut butter has coated everything well!

How to Know When Your Homemade Granola is Done Baking

  • Fragrant & Golden: You’ll know your granola is done baking when it’s fragrant and slightly golden on the edges. Trust me, when you smell it, you’ll know. Mhhhmm! Peanut Butter goodness.
  • Note: Your homemade granola will crisp up more after cooling completely out of the oven. So don’t worry if it doesn’t seem crunchy at first.
4 ingredient peanut butter protein granola

How to Eat Granola

If you follow me on Instagram, you know exactly how I like to eat my granola: for dessert! I usually pour my peanut butter granola in a small bowl, top it with some dark chocolate chips, frozen blueberries, and milk! This is my absolute favorite thing for an after dinner healthy treat. You have to try it! Here are some of the other possible ways you can eat this granola…

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I love storing my homemade granola in these cute 24 oz. mason jars!

Healthy Peanut Butter Granola Substitutions

  • Peanut Butter: Substitute any nut or seed butter here! Your nut butter doesn’t have to be extremely runny for this recipe to work. I use Georgia Grinders Creamy Peanut Butter (which is amazing! And you can use my code “shh20” for free shipping on their website). If your nut butter is pretty solid though (like the bottom of a natural peanut butter jar), you may want to heat it in the microwave or on the stove top with a little refined coconut oil for a short time to get it more runny (just be careful not to burn it).
  • Honey: Easily substitute the honey for any natural sticky sweetener of choice. Maple syrup is a great option.
  • Oats & Quinoa: You can use quick cooking or rolled oats for this recipe. You can also substitute more oats if you don’t have quinoa. The quinoa does add a nice crunchy texture and boosts the protein, but the granola will still be delicious if you use all oats.
  • Protein Powder: Adding 1/4 Cup of protein powder is optional, but it is so great to boost the protein content of this granola! I used unflavored grass-fed whey protein powder, but if you’re vegan you can use a plant based protein powder. I have not tried this yet, but I’m sure it will turn out great!
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Commonly Asked Questions:

  1. How do you make homemade granola crunchy? Bake homemade granola at a lower temperature to ensure it bakes evenly without getting overly crispy. We also use honey and peanut butter to bind everything together, which makes for a clustery, crunchy granola recipe.
  1. How long does homemade granola last? Homemade granola will last up to 2 weeks if stored in an airtight container at room temperature, or up to 1 month in the refrigerator. 
  1. How do you re-crisp this homemade peanut butter granola? This granola does a great job at staying crispy, but if you need to make it crisp again, pop it in the oven at 325 F. for 5-10 minutes until fragrant and crisp again.

I cannot wait for you to give this Peanut Butter Protein Granola a try! Please snap a picture and share it with me! Seeing your kitchen creations makes my day and encourages me to keep creating new recipes for you!

Happy Granola Makin’!

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Yield: 10 Servings

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Protein Granola

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This Peanut Butter Protein Granola is the perfect healthy snack, breakfast, or dessert! You only need 4 ingredients and 15 minutes to make it. Vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, with a paleo option!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 325 F. and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a medium bowl, add all ingredients and mix until well combined and peanut butter is coating everything.

3. Transfer to baking sheet and flatten into an even layer.

4. Bake 325 F. for 10-13 minutes until golden and fragrant.

5. Let cool completely to allow granola to firm up and get crunchy.

6. Serve over yogurt, with milk, or eat it plain! Store in an airtight container in the pantry for up to 2 weeks, or in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Notes

  1. Peanut Butter: Substitute any nut or seed butter here! Adjust the sweetener to your taste. Your nut butter doesn’t have to be extremely runny for this recipe to work. If it is pretty solid though, you may want to heat it in the microwave or on the stove top with a little refined coconut oil or grass fed butter for a short time to get it more runny (just be careful not to burn it).
  2. Honey: Easily substitute the honey for any natural sticky sweetener of choice. Maple syrup is a great option.
  3. Oats and Quinoa: You can use quick cooking or rolled oats for this recipe. You can also substitute the quinoa for more oats. The quinoa does add a nice crunchy texture and boosts the protein, but the granola will still be delicious if you use all oats.
  4. Protein Powder: The only protein powder I’ve tried in this recipe is unflavored grass-fed whey. If you’re vegan you can use an unflavored plant-based protein powder. You may need to add more sweetener to taste since plant based protein powders can tend to be more bitter. You can also try using whatever protein powder you have on hand! Please let me know if you try a different protein powder. I’d love to know how it turns out!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

About 1/4 Cup With Unflavored Grass-Fed Protein Powder

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 7.4gCarbohydrates: 16.2gNet Carbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2.2gSugar: 4.2gProtein: 7.4g

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