Simple Peanut Butter Granola

July 17, 2020


By: Chris Petrellese 

Learn how to make simple peanut butter granola in minutes with this easy-to-follow recipe. This peanut butter granola is perfect to enjoy for breakfast, as a snack or even on top of your favorite frozen desserts!

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Enjoying freshly baked granola in the morning is a sensation, unlike any other. From the taste to the smell, it’s pure sensory bliss. Add peanut butter and some simple spices into the mix and things are taken to the next level.

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To make this granola your only need 5 simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

  • Rolled Oats – Not to be confused with quick oats or steel-cut oats, rolled oats are optimal for absorbing flavor and have the perfect texture for making granola.
  • Peanut Butter – We recommend using natural smooth peanut butter for this recipe. If you don’t enjoy peanuts or are allergic, you can substitute them for a smooth almond, cashew, or other nut butter of your choice.
  • Maple Syrup – This adds the perfect touch of sweetness to your granola. If you don’t have maple syrup on hand, you can also use agave or another sweetener of your choice.
  • Vanilla – You can’t go wrong with vanilla extract in this recipe, just a tiny bit adds the perfect bit of flavor.
  • Spices – We are keeping it simple for this one, just cinnamon and salt!
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Now that we are in granola-making mode, the real question is, how are we going to enjoy it? There are plenty of ways to enjoy this simple peanut butter granola, but here are a few of our favorites. As a topper on yogurt or smoothie bowls, mixed into oatmeal, on top of ice cream or apple pie, and of course, just enjoying the granola on its own!

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Simple Peanut Butter Granola

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


Learn how to make simple peanut butter granola in minutes with this easy-to-follow recipe. This peanut butter granola is perfect to enjoy for breakfast, as a snack or even on top of your favorite frozen desserts!


  • 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

Keywords: vegan, peanut butter, granola, simple, gluten free, oil free, breakfast, snack

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Disclaimer: The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional’s advice. This page may contain affiliate links, which simply means that we earn a commission if you purchase through those links, but your price remains the same. Thank you for supporting Sweet Simple Vegan!

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  1. Davina says:

    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!

  2. Karen says:

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

  3. Sabrina says:

    Looks so good! How long does it last?

  4. Leila says:

    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).

  5. Bridget says:

    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!!

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