This chocolate peanut butter granola recipe is so satisfying! There is nothing like a tasty, crunchy sprinkle of this granola on your yogurt or even as your cereal in the morning! It’s so good!
I’ve always loved granola. I could eat it by the handful and I could polish off a whole box by myself in a few days. Yes, in “a few days.” Not in “one sitting,” as those of you who know me may be thinking. Though, I’m always tempted to do that.
Years ago, I didn’t eat granola often because I always seemed to be watching my waistline. Then I got out of the habit of eating granola. So sad! 🙁
My love of granola was re-ignited when I went on a business trip with my hub Christopher a few years ago. While he was being all business-like, I was doing what I do best by being all leisurely-like. One of the things I did was treat myself to breakfast in the hotel restaurant. But what to order?
What… to… eat?
I chose some yogurt with granola on it. The menu made it sound delish and I was not disappointed. This was NOT the granola that I grew up with. It was light and not overly sweet. Absolutely De-LISH. When we returned home, I decided to continue on the granola bandwagon and hunted for a granola that rivaled the one I had on that trip.
I found one that was sort of like the delish crunchy goodness I had stumbled upon, but I didn’t like how much fat was in it. Or how expensive it was. Sooooo, I started making my own.
Best decision ever.
Other granola that I’ve blogged about:
On to the Crunchy Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Recipe
This version of granola has chocolate, natural peanut butter, nuts and chocolate bits. De-lish. Or as a friend says, “Scrump delly.”
The joys of Stirring Peanut Butter
One of the things I love about this crunchy, chocolate, peanut butter granola is the peanut butter. The taste is subtle but present enough to know that it is one of the ingredients. We use a natural creamy peanut butter – the kind where you need to stir in the separated oil. That is Christopher’s job.
He discovered (thank you, YouTubers!) a super easy and great way of stirring natural peanut butter without slopping it all over the container or the counter. He pours the oil off the top into a measuring cup, stirs the remaining peanut butter and slowly pours the oil back in; all the while stirring it. Easy peasy. And it’s much better than having to be extra careful with it.
When I was younger, I used to think that my love for certain foods – like chocolate or peanut butter – rivaled no one else’s in the world. My sister in-law set me straight a few years back when I claimed that I couldn’t imagine anyone loving chocolate more than I do. She scoffed and said that she loved it beyond all else. Of course I’m not in her body so I can’t compare my love for it with hers, but it got me thinking. Maybe, just maybe there is someone out there who loves it more than I do.
Probably not, but at least I’m open to the idea now. 🙂
Peek a boo!! See me in the bowl? I’m upside down and wearing an orange sweatshirt! Hehe!
I take my spatula and mix all the ingredients together!!
I grab my jelly roll pan and line it with parchment paper. I then dump the chocolate peanut butter granola onto the paper and spread it evenly across the pan.
I place the chocolate peanut butter granola in the oven and bake it for 20 minutes. I take it out of the oven, flip it around and continue baking it for 10 more minutes.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola is Done!
Everyone knows how to eat granola but I like to point out some of the ways I love to eat it.
As mentioned before, I eat it on yogurt along with fruit. I also eat it by the fist full, errrrr, I mean, by the dainty little handful. I also combine it with regular cereal and milk.
Yum, it’s so delicious! I especially love it in granola because the chocolate in the recipe turns the yogurt chocolatey! Oh yeah!
I hope you like this recipe. Let me know what you think when you make it.
Please feel free to Yum the recipe to Yummly, Pin any photo with Pinterest and leave me a comment. What is your favorite granola to eat?
And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
- 3 cups oats (not instant or quick oats)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup olive oil (or grape, canola etc)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees
- In a large bowl combine oats, cocoa, chia seeds, coconut and nuts
- Add the wet ingredients, peanut butter, maple syrup, olive oil and vanilla and stir it until everything is combined
- Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper
- Pour mixture in the pan and press down with a spatula or your hands
- Place in the middle of the oven.
- Bake for 20 minutes
- Flip granola and cook for another 10 minutes
- After letting it cool for 10 minutes, stir in the chocolate chips
- Pour in a bowl after it cools completely
- Eat by the fistful