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5 from 5 votes

Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola

A crunchy granola with a chocolatey, peanut butter flavour that's perfect for breakfast or to use as a topping in many dishes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: granola, peanut butter granola, vegan
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 3 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup canola or sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped whole peanuts
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350F and prep a baking sheet by lining it with a slicone baking mat or parchment paper
  • In a large bowl stir together the maple syrup, molasses, peanut butter, oil, water, vanilla and cocoa powder until smooth
  • Stir in the oats, brown sugar, salt and peanut until they are well mixed and coated by the liquid mixture
  • Spread the mixture evenly on your baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes, checking regularly after the 10 minute mark to make sure the edges aren't browning too quickly. If they are, give the granola a gentle stir (to try and keep the clumpiness!). Be careful not to burn your granola.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely on the baking sheet. Once cooled, stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to a month

Notes

You can use slivered almonds instead of peanuts. Sometimes I mix in both!
Heating the peanut butter in the microwave for 15-20 seconds will soften it up and make it easier to mix in with the other liquid ingredients.
To test if the granola is done, remove a spoonful from the oven and let it cool. If it crisps up, your granola is done.