Four ingredients are all that you need for this easy homemade Peanut Butter Granola Recipe.
My kids love granola. We have been making homemade granola for years. I love that I can control the ingredients when I make my own granola. It is easy to adapt to how we like it and to our food allergies.
Over the years I have made many different homemade granola recipes that my family loved. But this recipe today is my son’s favorite. He will eat this peanut butter granola for breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
Can I make homemade granola nut free or make it with other nut butters?
Yes, you can. I have made this recipe for years. When my daughter developed her peanut nut, tree nut allergy, I started using Sunbutter or Wowbutter and it works great. Other nut butters work as well.
Is homemade granola gluten free?
If you use gluten free oats and read labels to be sure the ingredients are gluten free, homemade granola is easy to make gluten free.
The recipe originally came from an Ebook that Money Saving Mom put together years ago. I actually think the Ebook was done before she started Money Saving Mom. I enjoyed the Ebook and this was my favorite recipe from it.
This is one of the easiest granola recipes that I have made. Not only is this granola easy to put together, but it is does not cook for long at all, so it is also a quick granola to make.
If you enjoy homemade granola you might enjoy one of my other granola recipes.
- 6 tablespoons oil, coconut oil works great, but other oils work too
- 1 cup peanut butter, Soy butter or Sun Butter works too
- 1 ½ cups brown sugar
- 7 cups oats, for a gluten free granola use gluten free oats, old fashioned, quick, or a mix of both. See note below.
- Cook oil and peanut butter over low heat until it is melted and smooth.
- Remove from heat and add sugar.
- Add oats and stir well until oats are coated.
- Spread onto cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes stirring at least once.
- Cool and store in an airtight container.
Old fashioned oats will give you more texture. Quick oats will be a finer texture. I usually use a mix of both.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 369Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 92mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 5gSugar: 18gProtein: 8g
I do not usually post recipes from other bloggers because their recipes are theirs, but this recipe is not on the Money Saving Mom site and the eBook is no longer available, so Crystal gave me permission to post it.
Originally posted 2010. Updated 2020.