Peanut Butter Cup Granola (Gluten Free)

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Vegan, Gluten Free, and Refined Sugar-Free, this Peanut Butter Cup Granola tastes just like dessert, but is full of healthy and wholesome ingredients!

I don’t know about you, but I’ll use any excuse I can take if it means having dessert for breakfast. 

This Peanut Butter Cup Granola sure does taste like an indulgent treat…but it’s actually made with only 7 plant-based ingredients!

peanut butter cup granola on baking sheet

If you’re like me from my pre-food blogger days, you probably just buy your granola from the store and call it a day. But trust me – making your own Granola is SO easy! Simply mix everything in a bowl, spread it across a baking tray, and bake until crispy. Also, your house is going to smell AMAZING in the process. Just sayin’

overhead view of peanut butter cup granola in glass jar with peanut butter

This Peanut Butter Cup Granola is also everything a good Granola should be — fragrant, crunchy, sweet but not too sweet, and scattered with clumps of Chocolate. Because Peanut Butter alone is great, but Peanut Butter and Chocolate? Game. Over.

Crunchy and yummy from the Peanut Butter,  sweet from some Maple Syrup, and hearty and cozy from the Rolled Oats and Chocolate, this recipe is definitely a keeper. Whether you have it with nut milk for breakfast, on top of a smoothie bowl or oatmeal, or just grab a few handfuls for a snack, it’s just as versatile as it is delicious and I know you guys are going to looooove it <3

glass jar of peanut butter cup granola with peanut butter on side

A Few Final Thoughts:

  • I used Salted Peanut Butter and Salted Peanuts for this recipe, but if you’re going unsalted, you may want to add a pinch of Salt to the “batter” before baking.
  • I prefer to have chunks of Chocolate in my Granola, so I just lightly (and quickly) tossed them with the granola once it came out of the oven, then let everything cool. However, you can also mix the chocolate entirely to give everything a nice and even chocolatey coating.
  • To keep things refined sugar-free, I used this Chocolate sweetened with Coconut Sugar. You can also use this brand (sweeten with Stevia), or just use any Chocolate you’d like and let it slide 😉

peanut butter cup granola in glass jar

If you like this recipe, you’ll also love these No-Bake Vegan Granola Bars and these Fluffy Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls!

Finally, if you make this recipe and decide to share it on Facebook or Instagram, don’t forget to tag me @FromMyBowl + #FromMyBowl! I love seeing your delicious recreations 🙂

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Peanut Butter Cup Granola (Gluten Free)

Vegan, Gluten Free, and Refined Sugar-Free, this Peanut Butter Cup Granola tastes just like dessert, but is full of healthy and wholesome ingredients!

  • Author: Caitlin Shoemaker
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  • 1/3 cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup Real Maple Syrup, or liquid sweetener of choice
  • 2 cup Rolled Oats, GF if necessary
  • 1/2 cup Peanuts (I used Dry Roasted & Salted)
  • 1/4 cup Chia Seeds
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Chocolate or Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F. In a large bowl, whisk the Peanut Butter, Maple Syrup, and Vanilla Extract together until well incorporated.

  2. Add the Rolled Oats, Peanuts, and Chia Seeds to the bowl. Stir well until everything is well-coated in the wet mixture.

  3. Spread evenly on a greased or lined tray, and bake for 15 minutes on the lower rack of your oven. Remove from the oven, flip the Granola, then bake again for an additional 10-12 minutes, until golden and crispy.

  4. After the Granola has finished baking, add the chopped Chocolate to the baking tray and stir gently to incorporate.

  5. Let cool completely (until the Chocolate hardens), then store at room temperature in a sealed container for up to 10 days. Serve as desired.

Notes

  • I used Salted Peanut Butter and Salted Peanuts for this recipe, but if you’re going unsalted, you may want to add a pinch of Salt to the “batter” before baking.
  • I prefer to have chunks of Chocolate in my Granola, so I just lightly (and quickly) tossed them with the granola once it came out of the oven, then let everything cool. However, you can also mix the chocolate entirely to give everything a nice and even chocolatey coating.
  • To keep things refined sugar-free, I used this Chocolate sweetened with Coconut Sugar. You can also use this brand (sweeten with Stevia), or just use any Chocolate you’d like and let it slide 😉

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About the Author

Hey there, I’m Caitlin! I make easy-to-follow, wholesome, and budget-friendly vegan recipes that are mostly gluten-free and refined sugar-free. I’m also an avid yogi, love the great outdoors, am chocolate-obsessed, and enjoy eating almond butter straight off of the spoon.

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  1. Can’t believe I haven’t rated this one yet!! I have made this every week for the past couple of months and I still love it. I’m standing over the counter eating it right now. So delicious and simple. Keeps well on the counter!

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, Megan! Appreciate the feedback and I’m so glad you like it!

  2. Just made this and it’s as tasty as your hazelnut granola :-). Love your recipes! Thanks Caitlin!

  3. Hi Caitlin !
    I tried this wonderful granola today and OMG it’s Heaven !!! I love how it taste and how easy to make it was… I think I will eat this little guy with some homemade soy yoghurt I made today (how productive I am when it comes to making vegan food <3) and it will be the best breakfast ever ! Thank you so much for this recipe and take care <3

  4. I have this granola baking in the oven right now and it smells so delicious I can hardly wait for it to finish baking!

  5. Hi Caitlin, I recently found this through your YouTube videos and am DYING to try this. I’m a huge PB fan and want to have a handy sweet-ish snack for myself and my kids that’s not so junkie and processed. I only have natural smooth and extra crunchy PB, and no just peanuts. I wonder if you think it would work using only chunky PB, and how much you’d use? Thanks for all your wonderful videos! Keep them coming.

    1. Hi Denise….hmm…that’s very hard to say! It would depend how chunky the nut butter is itself, as the granola still needs to be well-coated. I would try 1/2 cup instead and see if that works!

  6. I used to make a granola just like this one before I was vegan and completely forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder, I’m making it now! Smells delicious while baking ????

  7. Just made this, ans it’s DELICIOUS!!!! I was looking for a vegan and oil free granola recipe and got so happy when you posted this one.
    Thank you so much Caitlin!

  8. Hi Caitlin!

    This recipe looks delicious! I am going to make it this week! I wanted to ask if you had any suggestions about what to serve it with/on?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Amanda! I like it plain by the handful 😉 BUT it’s also great on top of smoothies, oatmeal, or served with nondairy milk and fresh fruit!

    1. Hi Olivia, the serving size is just an estimate. It probably makes around 5 cups of Granola in total!