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Make your own peanut butter granola at home this week! It requires just 5 simple pantry ingredients and 30 minutes to make and is so much better for you than store-bought. 

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Most store-bought granolas are made with tons of added sugars and oils. But this recipe is completely free of refined sugars, refined oils, gluten, and dairy ingredients. It’s the ultimate allergen friendly granola that you can feel good about snacking on all week long. 

And don’t forget to check out our other healthy granola recipes: 6 Ingredient Stovetop GranolaGraham Cracker GranolaDate Sweetened Apple Pie Granola, and this delicious Leftover Juice Pulp Granola.

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Ingredients You’ll Need + Substitutions

  • Rolled Oats – Not to be confused with quick oats or steel-cut oats, rolled oats or old-fashioned oats are optimal for absorbing flavor and have the perfect texture for making granola. If you are gluten-free, make sure to purchase gluten-free oats (they will have a specific certification on the bag)
  • Peanut Butter – We recommend using natural smooth peanut butter for this recipe. Or, opt for another nut butter such as cashew butter, almond butter, or sunflower seed butter if allergic to nuts. 
  • Maple Syrup – This liquid sweetener adds the perfect touch of sweetness without overpowering the peanut butter flavor. If you don’t have maple syrup on hand, swap it for a similar sweetener such as agave nectar or vegan honey. 
  • Vanilla – You can’t go wrong with a splash of vanilla extract in this peanut butter granola recipe. It elevates the flavor and makes it crave worthy. 
  • Spices – We kept it simple and used ground cinnamon and a sprinkle of sea salt to balance out the sweetness and healthy fats. 

Equipment Needed

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How to Make Peanut Butter Granola

  1. Whisk together the peanut butter mixture. In a large bowl, combine the natural peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt until smooth. 
  2. Add in the rolled oats. Using a spatula, mix again until well combined and evenly coated in the peanut butter mixture. 
  3. Spread on a baking sheet. Turn the peanut butter granola mixture out onto the prepared baking sheet and spread it into an even layer.  
  4. Bake. Place the granola in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove from the oven, mix the granola well, then bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. When ready, it should be lightly golden brown and no longer soft. 
  5. Cool completely. Allow the peanut butter granola to cool completely before separating into clusters. As it cools, the granola will continue to firm up and become extra crunchy! 
  6. Serve. Once cool, break the peanut butter granola into clusters as big or small as you’d like, then serve as desired! 

Serving Suggestions 

Homemade granola is obviously a great breakfast food to pair with a bowl of yogurt, fresh fruit, chia seeds and an extra drizzle of creamy peanut butter but it can be used for much more than that! 

Here are a few of our favorite ways to enjoy this vegan granola recipe: 

Storage Instructions

Baked granola will typically keep for up to 2 weeks when stored in an airtight container at room temperature. Granola can also be frozen for up to 1 month, if desired, but be sure to seal it tightly to prevent exposing the peanut butter granola to air (this will make it go soggy).

Top Tips

  • Let the granola cool completely! The granola won’t be completely crunchy and set when you pull it from the oven. In order to make it as crunchy as possible, it’s important to let it cool fully before you start to break it apart. 
  • Use natural peanut butter. Peanut butter spreads that are made with additives like additional oils, sugars, and flavorings are much thicker and won’t work very well. For best results, your peanut butter should be pourable and runny.  
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Easy Peanut Butter Granola Recipe

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  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings
  • Diet: Vegan


Make your own peanut butter granola at home this week! It requires just 5 simple pantry ingredients and 30 minutes to make and is so much better for you than store-bought. 


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add in all of the ingredients except for the rolled oats. Whisk together until uniform and smooth.
  3. Add in the rolled oats and mix together using a spatula until well combined.
  4. Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, trying your best to spread it out as evenly and as in a single layer possible.
  5. Place the granola into the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Give the granola a good mix and pop it back into the oven for 10-15 minutes more, or until golden and no longer soft.
  6. Allow the granola to cool completely before serving, or at least 30 minutes. This will ensure that it is crunchy when serving. Enjoy!


  • You can use another liquid sweetener in place of the maple syrup but just keep in mind that some are sweeter than others, so the amount used may need to be adjusted accordingly. 
  • You can use another nut or seed butter in place of peanut butter.
  • If you are using a salted or sweetened peanut butter, be sure to adjust the salt and sugar in this recipe accordingly. If using a salted peanut butter, you may only need 1/8-1/4 teaspoon of additional salt. 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Snack
  • Method: Oven

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  1. The whole family loves this recipe. I make it every couple of weeks. Lately I’ve been swapping out the peanut butter for vanilla bean tahini and it’s so good.

  2. I love this recipe, it turns out perfectly for me every time!

    I’m trying it in my air fryer to save some heat from the oven tonight so I’m very hopeful!!

  3. Made this today. It tastes amazing gives me Nutter Butter vibes! I put more oatmeal & peanut butter called for though. I will definitely make this again
    (but in bulk).

  4. So delicious! I love your videos and can’t wait to try the flatbreads and creamsicle chia pudding next! 😀

  5. Just made this, and I love it! How do you store it? I use peanut butter and maple syrup that requires refrigeration, so was wondering. Thanks!