Peanut Butter Granola

  • Yield : 8 cups
  • Servings : About 10
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 60m
  • Ready In : 1:10 h

This is granola the way I like it. Sweet, but not cloyingly so. It’s hearty enough to keep you feeling full for awhile, and the flax meal and walnuts provide a healthy dose of omega-3s. Try it with almond milk and raisins!

I use natural, unsweetened peanut butter, but use whatever you have on hand. If you only have quick-cooking oats in your pantry, those will be fine.



  • 6 C. old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 C. walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 C. flax meal (ground flax seeds)
  • 1 T. cinnamon
  • 1 t. sea salt
  • 1 C. peanut butter
  • 3/4 C. brown sugar
  • 1/2 C. applesauce
  • 1/3 C. canola oil
  • 1 T. vanilla extract



Step 1

Preheat oven to 250F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment/silpat sheets.

Step 2

In large bowl, combine oats, walnuts, flax meal and cinnamon. Mix well.

Step 3

In medium saucepan, combine peanut butter, brown sugar, applesauce, and oil. Heat over medium and stir, just until ingredients are well-combined. Remove from heat, add vanilla and stir again.

Step 4

Pour peanut butter mixture over oat mixture and mix well.

Step 5

Divide granola between baking sheets, spreading evenly. Bake for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes, until granola is golden and feels dry.

Step 6

Allow to cool completely and store in an air-tight container.

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