Peanut Butter Granola Recipe — Best Healthy Granola

This healthy Peanut Butter Granola recipe creates a crispy, crunchy homemade granola. This Healthy Granola Recipe is made with fewer than 10 ingredients. Serve easy homemade vegan granola for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or as topping for things like yogurt. This low-sugar, healthy, homemade granola recipe is made with oats, nuts, and seeds!

A bowl of granola with this text above it: Peanut Butter Pecan Granola

I love making healthy granola recipes, and in fact, easy vegan recipes are my forté! I also love saving money! So, I knew making this DIY granola recipe healthy would be the way to combining it all.

In fact, this vegan granola recipe checks off all the boxes because making your own homemade granola with peanut butter saves money and is way easier than you think!

How to Make Peanut Butter Granola

If you’re wondering how to make granola, here are the steps I use to make it the best! Of course, I love making homemade granola healthy because it’s so easy!

Step one: Combine the Dry Ingredients

First, combine these granola ingredients in a large bowl: rolled oats, chopped pecans, additional chopped nuts of your choice, and pumpkin seeds. Give this all a good stir.

Note: You can use a variety of ingredients here such as sunflower seeds, chia seeds, and any of your favorite nuts, like cashews! I like to mix it up from time-to-time to give it variety!

A large white bowl holds oats, nuts, and seeds for granola.

Step Two: Create the Granola Sauce

Then, in a separate bowl, combine the following: syrup sweetener of choice (maple syrup, agave nectar, etc), peanut butter, and coconut oil.

Place the bowl in the microwave and heat in 10-second increments until the peanut butter is smooth and ready to be stirred.

A bowl of the sauce used to make granola in a glass pyrex measuring cup.

Stir this all together and then pour it over the oatmeal mixture. Be sure all the dry ingredients are adequately coated.

Step Three: Bake the Granola

Spread the wet granola peanut butter-infused mixture evenly across two baking sheets lined with parchment paper and bake. Once you remove it from the oven, add the dried fruit. After it’s cooled completely, add chocolate chips.

That’s it! See? It’s easy to make your own granola! And this homemade healthy granola is the best!

You’ll Love Homemade Peanut Butter Granola

This healthy granola recipe makes a perfect travel snack. And it’s such a big peanut granola recipe that you can enjoy it for a while, unlike those small boxes of store-bought granola that cost a lot and yields only small quantities. You know what I’m talking about!

There are rules for making the very best oatmeal granola. I love these tips from The Kitchn on ways to make the best granola!

Marly’s Tips

Use these tips and tricks to make the perfect batch of peanut butter and granola every single time:

  • If you want a clumpy peanut butter granola, add a flax egg to the syrup mixture (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons water)
  • When you make PB granola, be sure to press the soft granola into the pan – that will help create clumpy granola as well
  • If you want keto-friendly granola, remove the oatmeal and add more nuts and seeds. Use a zero sweetener syrup, like Stevia Maple Syrup
  • Make this a low sugar granola recipe by using the zero sweetener syrup and sugar-free chocolate chips like Lily’s Stevia sweetened chocolate chips (that are also vegan)
  • I prefer to line my baking sheets with parchment paper because it makes cleanup so much easier
  • If you don’t want to use coconut oil, olive oil works well in granola recipes
  • Make chocolate peanut butter granola by adding 2–3 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the granola sauce.
  • It may be tempting to add the dried fruit before you bake the granola, but the results are better if you add the dried fruit afterward
  • Store easy peanut butter granola in an airtight container for up to 10 days.

How to Eat Granola

Serve this crunchy peanut butter granola recipe with milk (my favorite is almond milk) or as a snack served over chia puddings, overnight oats, and more! Vegan peanut butter granola cereal is the best!

Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes

Do you love healthy peanut butter recipes beyond vegan granola?

Be sure and check out my Vegan Peanut Butter Overnight Oats recipe. It’s creamy and so tasty! You’ll also love my Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie. Start your day with it or enjoy it as a snack any time of day! And these Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites are such a healthy snack! You’ll love these low sugar Homemade Vegan Peanut Butter Cups!

Looking down on a bowl of peanut butter granola with pecans and chocolate chips.
This peanut butter granola recipe is full of healthy ingredients!

That’s it for the BEST Healthy Peanut Butter Granola Recipe!

I hope you love this recipe as we do. Have you tried it? Be sure and leave a comment and a rating of this recipe below and then take a quick photo and share it with me using #namelymarly on Instagram. I love seeing your creations!

Looking down on a bowl of granola with pecans and chocolate chips.

Peanut Butter Granola

Make this healthy Peanut Butter Pecan Granola — loaded with oatmeal, pecans, peanut butter, seeds, raisins, and a few chocolate chips for the fun of it. It's an easy recipe and perfect for breakfast or snacking!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 384kcal
Author: Marly


  • 6 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup pecans roughly chopped
  • 1 cup additional nuts pistachio, cashew, almonds, etc,
  • ½ cup seeds pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, etc
  • ½ cup syrup sweetener maple syrup, honey, or agave nectar
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup dried fruit such as raisins
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 300°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Combine the oats, pecans, additional nuts, and seeds in a large bowl. Stir to combine.
  • In a small bowl, combine the syrup, peanut butter, and coconut oil. Stir to combine. Heat this in the microwave in 11-second increments until the mixture is smooth enough to spread.
  • Pour the Peanut Butter Syrup mixture over the oat mixture. Stir, ensuring all the oatmeal and nuts are coated.
  • Pour the sticky granola mixture onto your prepared pans, distributing it equally across the pan. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove both pans from the oven and stir. Return them to the oven and bake for another 5–10 minutes, until the granola is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and add the dried fruit. Stir and then set aside to cool. After the granola has cooled, add the chocolate chips.
  • Store in an airtight container.

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Make this recipe keto-friendly and/or low sugar/low carb by doing the following: remove the oatmeal and add more nuts and seeds. Replace the syrup sweetener with stevia maple syrup, and use sugar-free chocolate chips (Lily’s stevia-sweetened chips).
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Granola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 384 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 48mg2%
Potassium 258mg7%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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6 Responses to Peanut Butter Granola Recipe — Best Healthy Granola

    • Thanks, Amanda! I know how you feel having a special diet does mean a little bit of planning ahead. But with good food like this to bring along, it’s not so bad! So glad you like this peanutbutter granola recipe!


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