A few weeks ago, I made some Peanut Butter Cup Granola that I became a little addicted to. Okay, maybe more than just a little. Elliott and I could finish an entire container of homemade granola in just a few days. After running out, I wanted to make one that had fewer ingredients, but equally as tasty. I removed the cocoa powder and coconut oil to make this simple 5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Granola.
I think I like it even more than the original.
Granola is great as a snack, breakfast, or even on a dessert parfait. I won’t lie though. I definitely ate handfuls of this stuff straight out of the container.
Best of all, it’s super-easy to make. Just melt a little peanut butter and honey in the microwave, stir in the remaining ingredients, and bake. That’s it!
The granola will become crunchier as it cools, so resist the urge to eat it straight out of the oven. It will also make your house smell like you’ve just made a batch of oatmeal cookies, so it might be smart to go for a walk while it’s cooling too.
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- ¼ cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
- 4 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a microwave safe bowl, add the peanut butter and honey. Microwave for 15 to 30 seconds, until the peanut butter and honey have melted. Stir in the cinnamon, vanilla extract, and oats.
- Spread the mixture out over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake fore 15 to 20 minutes, stirring halfway through baking.
- Place the baking sheet on a cooling rack and allow to cool for 30 to 45 minutes. The granola will harden as it cools. Transfer to an airtight container for storage.