Healthy Peanut Butter Granola
This healthy peanut butter granola is SUPER easy to make and it’s gluten-free, dairy free, refined sugar-free, and vegan! I like that this recipe isn’t super sweet and is made with nutritious ingredients.
All natural peanut butter, whole grain oats, honey (maple syrup if you are vegan), a little salt is all it takes to make this delicious and crunchy granola. It’s super versatile and can be used to top your favourite yogurt, breakfast popsicle, or as a snack. My kids love it and often eat it will just a little milk added for breakfast.
It takes just 15 minutes to make and will last for a week when stored in an airtight container. If you find the granola looses it’s crunch all you do is pop it back in the over to crisp it up again!
2 cups old-fashioned (or quick cooking) oats*
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp sea salt
¼ cup natural peanut butter
¼ cup honey (or maple syrup for vegan)
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a large cookie sheet and set aside.
2. In a small bowl, mix together oats, salt and cinnamon. Set aside
3. Melt the peanut butter and honey (or maple syrup) together until smooth.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
4. Stir in dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
5. Spread mixture on prepared cookie sheet.
6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until granola is lightly browned, stirring the granola once gently half way through. (A great way to test to see if it is done is to remove a small portion of the granola from the pan and set it on the counter. If it hardens as it cools the rest of the granola is done)! The granola can burn quite quickly so be sure to keep an eye on it in the oven. It darkens up once removed so best to take it out once it is slightly browned to ensure you don’t over cook it!
7. Remove from oven and let sit until cooled.
8. Once cooled, break apart and enjoy!