Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

As I mentioned in my last post, I like experimenting with granola ingredients. My favorite lately has been chocolate and peanut butter – even more addictive than the classic honey granola I posted last time, and a great homemade gift for the holidays. You may want to adjust the sugar and salt depending on the type of peanut butter you use. I prefer Teddie Natural Chunky peanut butter, which is unsweetened but salted.

Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola


Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

  • 2 c oats (not quick)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 c cocoa powder
  • 1/2 c salted peanuts
  • 1/3 c canola oil (or other neutral oil)
  • 1/3 c peanut butter
  • 1/3 c honey
  • 1/4 c brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl, toss oats, salt, cocoa powder and peanuts.
  3. In a saucepan, heat oil, peanut butter, honey, brown sugar, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture bubbles a bit. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  4. Pour liquid ingredients into the oat mixture and stir until the oats are evenly coated.
  5. Spread oats onto a nonstick cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove and gently toss the granola (if you want chunkier granola, just run a spatula under the granola and gently rearrange). Turn off the oven and put the granola back in for up to an hour to dry, tossing once more along the way.
  6. When granola is cool, store in an airtight container.
  7. Now the hardest part: try not to eat it all.

Number of servings (yield): 12

3 thoughts on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola”

  1. I just made my usual batch of granola, sat down, opened my computer and saw this recipe. Now I want to throw it all in the trash and make yours instead! Guess I’ll just have to wait until I get some cocoa in the house.

  2. Just had it with yogurt for breakfast and it was delicious. When can you bring more (would make a great Christmas present, hint hint)…

  3. @Moni, I will let Santa know! @carfreepvd normal granola has its place too – like, I don’t eat it as fast so it’s actually there when I need breakfast.

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