Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola is my new obsession. Old fashioned oats, cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds – all topped with a delicious peanut butter-honey-maple-syrup mixture AND mini chocolate chips!! This granola makes the best gifts!
Granola makes everything better. It turns boring oatmeal, vanilla yogurt, and just plain milk into a giant party.
P A R T Y !
Have I captured your attention yet? Keep reading please!
After making my original granola recipe that I posted earlier this year, and making it for family and friends over and over again (at their request), I decided it was time for another spin on this party. This recipe is even simpler, with fewer ingredients, but HUGE on taste.
Here’s the ingredient list for my NEW Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola.
The DRY ingredients:
- old fashioned oatmeal
- pumpkin seed/sunflower seed combo (found on Amazon here)
- mini chocolate chips (added AFTER baking when granola is cool)
The WET ingredients:
- coconut oil
- crunchy peanut butter
- pure maple syrup
Do you wanna know what I love second best (after the taste) about my granola addiction? It makes great GIFTS!!
- Store bags of granola in your freezer.
- Fill a jar whenever you need a quick gift or just want to surprise a friend.
- Tie a little twine around the top of the jar and wa-la! A perfectly sweet and thoughtful gift.
Since the Holidays are coming, a jar of Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola or Cinnamon Nut Granola would be a perfect hostess gift or party favor. Both are equally delicious, but if you are a chocolate lover (ummmm, hello all you chocolate lovers!), this newest one will put the P in Party. I guarantee it!
Pro-Tip on baking granola. Since I’ve made it SO many times now, I realize how important it is to stay close to the oven. All ovens cook differently, and I’ve had a few people say that their batch burned. My oven must bake a bit slower, because I’ve never burned a batch, thank the LORD!
So use my directions and watch it closely toward the end. I like mine to be nice and golden brown, as the taste is just that much better. You definitely don’t want to under-bake your granola either.
I hope you have a granola party VERY soon.
Please let me know if you try this Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola, and how you like it!
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- 4 cups old fashioned oats
- 1.5 cups cashews - or peanuts, coarsely chopped
- 1.5 cups sunflower seeds/pumpkin seeds mixture
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, cashews, sunflower seeds/pumpkin seeds, and cinnamon. Stir well.
In another bowl, combine coconut oil, honey, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. Heat for 30 seconds and stir until creamy.
Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients, and stir to coat. Everything should be wet.
Spray two baking sheets with baking spray. Pour granola into both pans, spreading it around to form a thin layer.
Bake on 325 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring once at about 15 minutes. Watch the oven very closely at the end, to prevent burning.
Remove pans from oven to cool. After granola is completely cool, spread chocolate chips on top, and stir.
Store in airtight container or freezer bags.
- You can use all pumpkin seeds, or all sunflower seeds, instead of a mixture.
- Bake mixture until golden brown and fragrant. Watch the oven closely in the end, to prevent burning.
- For best results, store granola in the freezer. We love our granola straight out of the freezer.
- Granola makes the best gifts. Just pour some into a mason jar, wrap some twine around it, and GIVE.