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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola

 Peanut butter and chocolate chip granola. The perfect mix of sweet ‘n’ salty flavour. If you love peanut butter, then this granola recipe is for you! 

Peanut butter granola has to be one of my favourite breakfast recipes. PB + chocolate = amazing flavour combo! I have always loved making my own granola – when it’s homemade you know exactly what’s gone into it and you can easily control the sugar levels. It’s also a super fun activity baking your own. Plus, because of the chocolate chips, this granola definitely feels like you’re eating dessert for breakfast!

Ever since I shared this delicious vanilla almond granola, I’ve been hooked on creating and testing out new granola recipes. So many granola recipes, so little time!

The granola requires just a handful of ingredients, it’ll take you 30 minutes at tops to bake and makes a great breakfast treat any day of the week! You know it’s SO good because it even coerces me to get out of bed in the morning, which is usually a very hard thing to do! The granola makes a great snack too, you could easily add a handful of M&M’s or some roasted peanuts to the mix.

The recipe couldn’t be any simpler or easier to prepare. To start toss together oats and sugar. I also like to add a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar to this granola, I find it adds a yummy caramel flavour and gives the granola a slightly crunchy texture. Then all you need to do is melt together peanut butter, oil, honey/maple syrup and vanilla. Once melted, pour it over the oats and stir to coat. Spread out on a large baking tray and then bake until golden. I told you it was easy!

Once the granola is cooled I really like adding about a packet (100g / 1/2 cup of chocolate chips – I prefer adding dark chocolate chips or sometimes I even cut up chunks of chocolate if that’s what I have in my store cupboard.


300g (3 cups) jumbo rolled oats

2 tablespoons dark or light brown sugar (optional)

60ml (1/4 cup) oil – I use rapeseed oil

125g (1/2 cup) smooth or crunchy peanut butter

125ml (1/2 cup) honey or maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

100g (1/2 cup) milk or dark chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 150°C / 130°C Fan / 300°F / Gas Mark 2. Line a large baking sheet with baking parchment or a silicone baking mat.

2. In a large mixing bowl toss together the oats and brown sugar (if using).

3. In a small saucepan, on a medium heat melt together the oil, peanut butter and maple syrup/honey and vanilla. Don’t boil or get this mixture too hot.

4. Pour the melted peanut butter mixture over the oats and mix to combine. Make sure all the oats are completely moistened. Spread the mixture out over the baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes – stirring every 10 minutes or so. Once the granola is cooked it will be soft and lightly golden and toasted.

5. Leave the granola on the tray to cool. As it cools it will get crisp. Once completely cool, mix through the chocolate chips. Store in an airtight container or jar. Granola will keep for up to two weeks. Great eaten by the handful or served with milk or yoghurt.


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58 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola

  1. This looks like the perfect granola, Jess! I love the peanut butter and chocolate combo. Sounds like this would make the best breakfast or snack!

  2. We actually just ran out of granola this morning, Jess…perfect timing on this post! I can totally imagine eating a bowl of yogurt topped with this amazing granola. Maybe tomorrow morning. 🙂

  3. Wow that looks amazing! I’d definitely be in danger of just eating it out of the jar! I think I may have found my new weekend cereal ^-^ Thanks for sharing!

  4. Homemade granola is SO.SO good, and I’m always looking for new recipes to try out because I am addicted! But THIS granola looks FANTASTIC! I LOVE peanut butter anything so this is a MUST TRY for me! I’ll have to sub out the chocolate because I’m allergic to cocoa, but I’m going to make this as is for the hubs and a white chocolate PB for me! Can’t wait to try it! And yes, I need EVERY excuse to get out of bed- this helps tremendously! <3 Cheers, Girl! Pinned!

    1. Thanks so much Cheyanne – your comments always make me happy! 😀 Glad you like the granola, it would definitely be just as fab even without the chocolate chips, but I love the idea of adding white chocolate! Sounds so good!

  5. There’s nothing better than homemade granola (And homemade ice cream. And lemonade. And…everything). But any bought (even quite good quality) granola won’t beat homemade because only you know the combo and proportons which would work for you, right? And this is a truly amazing idea! I’ve never seen recipes for granola where peanut butter incorporates. Sounds great! Well done, Jess!

  6. Mmmm … just can’t think of a tastier granola, Jess! I’ve got out of the habit of making granola, but it’s so worth the effort. I must admit I’m partial to a bit of chocolate at breakfast, too, so this is just perfect!

  7. omg, this is wonderful. am I weird for thinking that this granola could be used so inventively in some kind of dessert, since everyone loves pb + chocolate together? and this looks so golden, crunchy and delicious! maybe, like, served with ice cream or crumbled on top of a pie!

  8. I haven’t made granola for a while. Not since I made it last time and ate it until it was all gone. 🙂 I’ve got 3 kids coming and they will love having this!

  9. This looks delicious. I love granola too, its just so easy to throw together with ingredients you are likely to already have in the house. PB and chocolate is such a good combinations it’s blatantly going to be a winner!

  10. I couldn’t agree with you more, Jess! Only the thought of fresh, homemade granola or any homemade breakfast, for that matter, can give me the motivation to get out of my bed in the early hours of morning! I am a BIGGGG PB + Chocolate fan and I’d attempted making granola once and I was addicted! I have to make this batch ASAP!

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