Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola is a delicious and simple snack that you can enjoy any time of day. It’s very easy and quick to make, so it’s perfect for when you’re busy!
I have recently decided to stop buying ready-made processed granola and opted to make my own homemade granola.
Reasons why you’ll love this chocolate peanut butter granola recipe
- It’s vegan and gluten-free
- It’s very simple to make, requires only 7 ingredients, and is super quick, you’ll be done in 3o – 45 minutes
- Very versatile, can be eaten for breakfast, as a snack, or as dessert
- Packed with fiber, and protein and is super satisfying
I promise you’ll love this recipe, let’s get into it!
Ingredients for homemade granola
To make this homemade granola recipe you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 4 cups of rolled oats
- 1/2 cup of coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup of pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup of natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup of coconut oil
- 1 cup of dairy-free chocolate chips or 1 dark chocolate square chopped into small bits
Peanut butter chocolate granola recipe
Start by preheating your oven to 340 degrees F (171 degrees C).
Add the creamy peanut butter, maple syrup, and coconut oil to a small saucepan and warm on medium heat until it is all combined and liquid.
Pour the mixture into a medium bowl, add in the rolled oats and stir with a wooden spoon.
Lay out the granola mixture on a large baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Make sure, you toss the mixture around halfway through to make it is baked evenly.
Once the granola is golden brown, remove it from the oven, toss lightly, and let the granola cool at room temperature.
Once it is cooled completely, add to a bowl and stir in the chocolate chips.
Enjoy with some almond milk or coconut yogurt with some fresh fruit like sliced apples or bananas.
You can keep it in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Homemade granola add-ins and substitutes
There are many types of granola recipes out there, once you’ve done this chocolate peanut butter granola recipe a few times, you’ll want to experiment with a few add-ins and substitute options.
You can give your homemade granola a bit of a fruity uplift with a handful of dried fruits, like dried cherries, and dried mango. I also like substituting the chocolate chips with dried raisins to make it into raisin granola.
Peanut butter substitutes
You can add extra nuts to this chocolate peanut butter granola to give it extra crunch. I like to sprinkle mine with pecans or almonds.