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Oil-free peanut butter granola in a glass bowl and scattered around on a tray

Easy Peanut Butter Granola (Oil-Free!)

An oil-free granola recipe that's rich + buttery but made with healthy ingredients! Just 6 ingredients and 30 minutes to make.
AuthorKaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:30 mins
CourseBreakfast, Dessert, Snack
CuisineGluten-Free Option, Oil-Free, Vegan
Servings5 (1 cup servings)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (gluten-free if desired)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter (I use natural)
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon (I use Ceylon)
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract (optional, or less)
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

Optional add-ins after baking:

  • Vegan chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, etc.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F (162°C).
  • In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, add peanut butter and maple syrup.
  • Heat for about 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • When melted and combined, remove from heat. Add vanilla, almond extract (if using), cinnamon, and salt. Stir.
  • Add oats and almond flour. Stir well to thoroughly combine.
  • Place parchment paper (or Silpat) on a baking sheet. Add oat mixture and slightly spread out. (It doesn’t have to be completely spread out – keeping some together will create clusters.)
  • Bake for 10 minutes, stir, then bake for 10 more minutes. Remove and let cool.*

Notes

*Texture: The granola will be soft when it comes out of the oven, but it gradually hardens as it cools.
Storing: After it completely cools (about 25-30 minutes), store in a sealed container at room temperature or in the refrigerator. We enjoy ours within 5-7 days.
Serving: Enjoy it with milk for breakfast, as an energizing snack, healthy dessert, or on top of ice cream or yogurt.
Yield: Recipe makes about 5 cups granola.

Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)

Calories: 351 kcal | Carbohydrates: 43 g | Protein: 11 g | Fat: 16 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g | Potassium: 265 mg | Fiber: 5 g | Sugar: 16 g | Vitamin A: 1 IU | Vitamin C: 0.01 mg | Calcium: 74 mg | Iron: 2 mg