Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola

by Erin

Seems like I post an awful lot of peanut butter recipes. But after consulting my blog tags, this will only be #38 including peanut butter out of 405 published posts. Here I was thinking I should cut back, when in fact I need to shower you with a lot more! Doubt there would be many complaints.

Yes this granola is peanut buttery. It even has some peanuts and dark chocolate chips to go along with your dose of peanut butter. Because any excuse to have peanut butter with chocolate for breakfast, or a snack, is the way I live my life. You could even whip this up quick for your favorite mom in your life! Ya know, just in case you almost forgot that Mother’s Day is this Sunday…

I won’t be seeing the mothers in my life this weekend, but next weekend I get to see three in Boston! (To answer your confused faces: my sister-in-law Kate who is obviously the newest mother in my life albeit not my mother, my step-mother who will be driving up as well with my dad, and my mom herself who is also driving up with my step-dad. “When Mothers Attack”?) And I will be cooking for all of them to make up for the week delay of love-showering.

One year ago: Raspberry Mango Margarita Pie


Makes approximately 5 cups


4 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup ground flaxseed

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup honey

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts, lightly chopped

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, lightly chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats and flaxseed. Mix well.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter and honey. Microwave for 30-60 seconds, or until melted. Stir in cinnamon and vanilla.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into oat mixture and stir until the oats are evenly coated. Evenly spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove pan from the oven and stir. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the granola is golden and crisp. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Stir in the peanuts and chocolate.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

Source: The Spiffy Cookie original

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Tracey May 14, 2012 - 7:30 pm

I’ve never made granola with peanut butter but it is definitely right up my alley! Next week I’m thinking there’ll be a change from my usual vanilla granola routine :)

Kerstin May 13, 2012 - 11:52 am

I’ve never made granola at home before, but this totally makes me want too!

Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels May 13, 2012 - 10:11 am

If I could eat pb, I’d devour the whole entire batch! it looks seriously amazing!! :)

spiffycookie May 13, 2012 - 10:13 am

And that’s saying something! Thanks :-)

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious May 13, 2012 - 2:01 am

I’m loving this granola! I can’t wait to eat it with my greek yogurt in the mornings before I head off to work!

Lynna May 12, 2012 - 3:14 am

Ooo…i love peanut butter! :D sounds awesome~

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers May 11, 2012 - 5:32 pm

Ohhh, the granola looks fantastic! I can eat the whole batch!!

Heather May 11, 2012 - 2:37 pm

I love granola! I haven’t ever made any with peanut butter though so I can’t wait to try this one out!

Mel May 11, 2012 - 10:47 am

I am of the honest opinion that you can never have “too many” peanut butter recipes. Your granola looks great!

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 11, 2012 - 10:44 am

Lovely granola! This is my favorite flavor for it and I’d love to try your recipe!

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray May 11, 2012 - 9:25 am

Heck yes! Bring on the peanut butter recipes!

thelittleloaf May 11, 2012 - 8:15 am

Oh good lord, this looks amazing! More like dessert than breakfast, although I’d happily wake up to a bowl of this :-)


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