Peanut Butter Granola {4 Ingredient & Healthy}

Big clusters of crunchy granola with salty and sweet vibes that make for the best & EASIEST ever peanut butter granola that’s actually healthy! Only 4 ingredients needed.

Back in the day, before I could truly appreciate all the glory that is peanut butter, I’d read about folks eating entire jars of PB in one sitting. (I mean, a whole batch of peanut butter granola, I get…)

But a full jar. In one sitting?!?

Woah. But now that I’m a fellow PB fanatic, I now consider that idea strangely enticing.

Meanwhile, fellow PB lovers, I’ve found a more practical, long-term way for you and me to enjoy all the yummy peanut butter treats that we desire… without the 500 miles of running. This easy and healthy peanut butter granola!

this peanut butter granola recipe in a black bowl with peanut butter drizzled on top

Anyone as excited about this as I am? This peanut butter granola recipe is soon-to-be your favorite way to enjoy granola and peanut butter in one fell swoop. So you (and I) can avoid the whole “eating 1 entire jar of PB, then having to run 500 straight miles afterward” fiasco.

Capische? 😉

Let’s dive in! In today’s post, I’m going to be covering common questions about peanut butter granola, substitution notes, tools for making this peanut butter granola awesome and more!

Peanut butter granola ingredients pre-measured in cups on a table

Peanut Butter Granola Ingredients

This peanut butter granola uses only 4 ingredients to create a delicious texture that’s filling and healthy. Check ’em out:

  • Peanut butter – natural, unsalted peanut butter works best in this recipe.
  • Maple syrup – some readers have used honey with success, but I haven’t tried it myself, so proceed with caution.
  • Nuts – You can use your favorite nuts like walnuts and pecans. I like to use a split between a variety of nuts and some peanuts to enhance the peanut flavor in this peanut butter granola.
  • Oats – I recommend using rolled oats in this recipe. They are also called “old-fashioned” oats. Quick oats, or 1-minute oats, are a bit mushy and won’t yield a more substantive texture.

How to Make Peanut Butter Granola

To make this peanut butter granola recipe, all you have to do is whisk together a few simple ingredients, spread them on a baking sheet, bake and cool. Here are the detailed instructions:

First, preheat the oven to 325°F. Line your favorite baking sheet with parchment paper or greased foil.

Second, add peanut butter and maple syrup to a mixing bowl.

Two photos showing how to make peanut butter granola – whisking together peanut butter and maple syrup

Third, whisk the peanut butter and maple syrup together until you get a thickened, sweet mixture, like peanut butter frosting — this will hold the peanut butter granola together.

Two photos showing how to make peanut butter granola – whisking sweetened wet mixture

Next, add your favorite nuts and the oats. Here, I like to add in some peanuts to enhance the peanut butter flavor, and mostly other nuts like pecans to not overwhelm the granola taste.

Two photos showing how to make this recipe – adding nuts and oats

Now, it’s time to grab a silicone spatula! It’s one of my favorite kitchen tools because it’s nonstick and works with everything. Use the spatula to stir and fold the wet and dry ingredients together until every bit is moist and coated.

Two photos showing how to make this recipe – stirring all ingredients together with a silicone spatula

Grabbing the mixing bowl by the sides, pour the peanut butter granola mixture onto the prepared baking sheet into one even layer.

Then, use the silicone spatula to spread the granola into little piles — these will be the yummy granola clusters later!

Two photos showing how to make this recipe – spreading granola onto a lined baking sheet

Bake for about 20 minutes, then flip and bake until deep golden brown.

Lastly, cool and enjoy the best ever peanut butter granola!

Related Recipe: Low Calorie Granola Recipe (reader fave) ❤️

close up photo of this recipe's texture

Tips for the Best Peanut Butter Granola

This peanut butter granola recipe is super easy to make. But here are some insider tips:

  • Use creamy, unsalted natural peanut butter. It should be drippy and runny, like a thick liquid, and made with just 1 ingredient: peanuts. Here’s a homemade peanut butter recipe to try.
  • Stir the peanut butter really well, until smooth and creamy. Super greasy or just dry, chunky peanut paste ain’t gonna cut it! 😉
  • Avoid chunky or salted PB: the peanut bits in chunky PB mess with the wet to dry ratio in the recipe. Salted PB takes away how much salt you choose to add to the recipe.
  • Create clusters before baking! See next section for more.
  • Cool completely before storing to ensure crispy pb granola clusters.

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How Do I Get Big Clusters in My Homemade Peanut Butter Granola?

  • Before baking, create small piles of pb granola on the sheet. Keep the pb granola clusters somewhat chunky, but not too large, as they’ll fall apart when flipping.
  • Space each pb granola cluster about ½” apart to allow air to flow through and crisp up clusters.
  • Very gently flip the clusters during the midway bake point. If the clusters start to fall apart (and the clusters aren’t too browned), bake for another few minutes before flipping.
  • Two big cluster lover’s recipes: homemade chunky paleo granola & this sweet ‘n salty nut clusters recipe.
serving this breakfast recipe in a breakfast bowl on a napkin with a spoon

Recipe Substitutions

  1. Can I swap the peanut butter for another nut or seed butter? Yes! Almost any other kind of nut or seed butter will work, including: almond butter, sunflower seed butter (aka sunbutter), cashew butter, and more!
  2. How to swap nuts, change add-ins: feel free to swap the peanuts in this recipe for your favorite nut, dried fruit (just make sure they’re not too huge) and more!
  3. Using other sweeteners: brown rice syrup, date syrup, honey. Different sweeteners will yield slightly different results. This peanut butter granola recipe isn’t too risky, so for the most part it should work just fine!

Are you ready to show HOMEMADE who’s boss?! Yeah, you are!! Let’s grab all of our favorite homemade peanut butter treat tools (like… our appetites, hehe!!) and meet in the kitchen! It’s so much fun seeing how your creations turn out! Make sure to take a photo, or shoot a quick vid and share it on IG stories! I can’t wait to hear what you think. In the meantime…

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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Big clusters of crunchy granola with salty and sweet vibes that make for the best & EASIEST ever peanut butter granola that’s healthy!


  • ¼ cup unsalted, natural creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 ¼ cups nuts, variety
  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Add peanut butter and maple syrup to a medium bowl. Whisk until very well incorporated and smooth.
  3. Add nuts, oats, and salt (if using). Using a rubber spatula, stir and fold until well mixed.
  4. Pour onto the prepared baking sheet. Using the spatula, gently nudge granola into an even layer. Separate granola into small piles to create clusters. Make space between clusters to allow for air to flow through and crisp up the granola.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes. Using a heatproof spatula, gently flip granola, making sure to keep clusters intact. Bake for an additional 5-15 minutes, until edges are a deep golden brown and granola is just slightly soft. Mine took a total of 27 minutes. Granola will crisp up while cooling.
  6. Place baking sheet on a cooling rack. Allow to cool for about 30 minutes, or until completely cooled. Enjoy! Storing instructions below.


Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 months.

Nutrition Information: is an estimate based on the best-selling, most common brands per ingredient. Also, it’s estimated based on 14 servings per recipe & made without salt. .

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 27 minutes
  • Category: Snacks, Breakfast
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 120
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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  1. Can I used powdered peanut butter? If so, should I add water or oil to make it thinner? Reconstituted- it’s fairly heavy.

    1. Hi Carolyn, truthfully, I’ve never tried this! I’m not certain of how it might turn out. Since you sound like you’ve had experience with the powdered peanut butter, try getting it to a thickness and similar oil content to natural, runny peanut butter. That *might* work, but the results could be pretty unexpected. Good luck & let me know how it turns out! 🙂