This peanut butter granola was my first attempt at ever making a homemade granola.

I’d say it certainly was tasty since I devoured the entire tray within 3 seconds. Which is why I usually don’t make my own granola – because I will eat it all in one sitting.

Someone please give me some self control.

I mixed a ton of sticky ingredients together before laying them across a baking sheet.

And I ate about 38 spoonfuls before it even went into the oven. What is it that makes granola so addicting? It is virtually impossible to stop at the recommended serving size.

This is another treat that Mr. How Sweet didn’t even get to taste. I don’t even think I told him I made this. No biggie – he wouldn’t have eaten it anyway since is lacked meat.

Plus, ‘granola’ to him equals weird, hippie-like people. He basically has convulsions when I make him go to Whole Foods or a co-op.

Oh – well, here is the main reason Mr. How Sweet didn’t get any granola. His wife scarfed down this giant bowl while he was out shoveling snow. I do my part, he does his.

Peanut Butter Granola

1 1/2 cup rolled oats

1/4 cup puffed rice

1/4 cup wheat germ

1/4 cup natural peanut butter

3 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons peanuts, chopped

pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine all ingredients together until mixed. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.

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89 Responses to “Peanut Butter Granola.”

  1. #
    christie @ honoring health — February 23, 2010 @ 4:19 pm

    That looks amazing! I bet my husband would gobble that right up!

    Thanks for sharing!


  2. #
    adrienmelaine — February 23, 2010 @ 4:47 pm

    Oh- I would have destroyed that in no time as well- thanks for sharing the recipe- even though it’s apparently deadly.. could have been worse with chocolate chips involved- in a way, you did play it safe!


  3. #
    stephchows — February 23, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

    OMG no way!! This sound over the top amazing!! I want to go make some right now!


  4. #
    Gabriela (froyolover) — February 23, 2010 @ 5:04 pm

    Holy YUM!
    I can´t wait to try this recipe sometime!
    Have a great night!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,


  5. #
    Jolene ( — February 23, 2010 @ 5:12 pm

    I have never made granola, but I think it is worth a try!! I really like it – but I don’t find it as addictive as some people :-)


  6. #
    Jenn ( — February 23, 2010 @ 5:27 pm

    Oh wow, this looks so good! I’ve never made homemade granola but it’s on my “to-do” list. I can’t imagine practicing moderation before and after the oven, it’s so tasty and the texture is awesome both soft and crunchy. Reminds me of a cookie probably lol.



  7. #
    Drick — February 23, 2010 @ 5:46 pm

    Love the coating on these – yep, this really does look great


  8. #
    Alyson @ Nourished Fitness — February 23, 2010 @ 6:10 pm

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. I only started making my own granola within the last couple months, but haven’t decided on a favorite yet, I seem to love them all!


  9. #
    Cake Mom — February 23, 2010 @ 6:26 pm

    This looks so yummy! I noticed that you entered the Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil giveaway on another site and I wanted to let you know that I am also offering this giveaway on my site. Come check it out!


  10. #
    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — February 23, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

    ok so i have never published granola before. and i publish it. and then i come over here, and you had published granola today. not just granola, but PB gran. Which Madeline who i linked in my post, also recently made PB Gran. Boy, we’re in sync girl :)

    H. Thrives and tasting like dog food…I am kinda thinking that may happen. I havent tried them yet though LOL


  11. #
    Paige (Running Around Normal) — February 23, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

    That sounds amazing and looks even better! I’ve never tried adding peanut butter – how genius!


  12. #
    Jenny — February 23, 2010 @ 7:39 pm

    Peanut butter, oats, stickiness…pretty much sums up the loves of my life right there. Nice recipe!


  13. #
    Jennifer — February 23, 2010 @ 8:09 pm

    Im a sucker for homemade granola! Loving the sounds of this peanut butter version! yum!


  14. #
    Poonam — February 23, 2010 @ 9:09 pm

    I am making these!


  15. #
    Jessica — February 23, 2010 @ 9:21 pm

    I’ve never made granola before…nor have I purchased it. I KNOW myself too well and I would definitely be able to stick to the suggested “serving” size :)


  16. #
    Blond Duck — February 24, 2010 @ 5:03 am

    Peanut butter and granola? You’re my hero.


  17. #
    Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) — February 24, 2010 @ 5:04 am

    I love making granola because you can customize it to your taste and nutritional needs. Or not! Or you can go crazy and add the kitchen sink! Num, num, num.


  18. #
    Cassie — February 24, 2010 @ 5:37 am

    OMG, this sounds fantastic. I’ve actually been thinking of trying my hand at homemade granola all week (although I find Kashi golean crunch cereal is a good substitute when there’s none around). I looveeeee granola..I may have to try your recipe! :)


  19. #
    Gliding Calm — February 24, 2010 @ 6:04 am

    Hi Mama!!!!! I have missed reading your blog! Dang India internet!! It can barely load pages sometimes…REFRESH REFRESH REFRESH. Grrr.

    Anyways, I’d give you some self control- but I have none…….PASS ME A HANDFUL PLEASE?! Thanks for the wonderful recipe! It sounds fabulous! Granola is one of my most fav. foods!!



  20. #
    eatingRD — February 24, 2010 @ 8:43 am

    I’m a big fan of granola, but it’s just so darn addicting! My favorite recipe so far is by the CandidRD. Yours looks really tasty!


  21. #
    kasey at thrifty little blog — February 24, 2010 @ 1:18 pm

    PB and honey? Count me in!


  22. #
    christy from pittsburgh — February 24, 2010 @ 6:39 pm

    Omigosh, i just made it and it is super yummy!! actually i probably also ate 1/3 of it before it even made it to the oven. check out my website, i got really exciting news!


  23. #
    Annie@stronghealthyfit — February 24, 2010 @ 7:46 pm

    Your granola looks delicious! I think I’m due to make a batch, it’s been so long since I’ve made it homemade. I used to make it every week. The PB is probably a great addition.
    ps- I make HUGE batches- starting with 6 cups of oats!


  24. #
    Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) — February 24, 2010 @ 11:11 pm

    I made a lower cal version- I used crisped rice, which you did too! Nom, I’ll try yours one of these days and yes totally addicting.


  25. #
    Levinson Axelrod — February 25, 2010 @ 9:12 am

    Looks sweet and healthy! Perfect for dessert and morning to go bfast.


  26. #
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — February 25, 2010 @ 9:26 pm

    What a great recipe! I think this would be a great bake sale item for the Food Bloggers Bake Sale, too!


  27. #
    Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun — August 1, 2010 @ 6:31 am

    Yummy! Thanks for the recipe – I’ll be in peanut butter heaven! :-)


  28. #
    Hannah — September 29, 2010 @ 1:16 am

    Hiya! I just made a version of this on my blog – thank you, it was super yum and disappeared in two days :) It’s here, if you’re at all interested:


  29. #
    Hannah — January 7, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

    I am just loving these granola recipes… tried this one today and then made a huge batch to put in the freezer for company we have coming soon… another wonderful recipe! Thanks!


    • Jessica — January 8th, 2011 @ 2:08 am

      So glad you like it girl!



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