A super clustery and Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola made with honey and oats and chopped peanuts. The most peanutty start to any morning.
Mornings are good. Like, real good. Especially, when waking up to a bowl of this.
We are putting all the oats together with all the peanuts into this bowl of breakfast goodness. Also suitable for all your snacking needs. And this gluten free, protein packed peanutty granola has been all I’ve been thinking all weekend. With it’s crunchy-chewy, cookie-like, dessert-for-breakfast clusters and all those roughly chopped roasted peanuts. Heart eyes x a million.
See, I love breakfast. Favourite meal of the day… right up there with lunch AND dinner. (OK – so I love all meals.) But I really, really, really don’t love mornings. And I am definitely NOT a morning person.
I think I used to be a morning person (7 am cheer practice 4-5 days a week will do that to you) but I’ve changed. A lot.But please do not ask me to do anything serious, like work, before 11 am. And please do not ask me to do anything without coffee and breakfast following shortly after. (Side note – Laundry tried to happen yesterday morning before said coffee and said breakfast and it was a DISASTER. No one is happy, Joshua included, if coffee and breakfast don’t happen before chores and work happen… and not until after 11 am. Let’s just say that.)
I get why some people love mornings – the calmness, the soft lighting and fewer distractions. And yeah, those things are really great buuuuut not until after 11 am, please.
However, if there is anything to persuade me to leave the extreme comfort of my bed any earlier than normal is a really good breakfast. And lately, my really good breakfast has been nothing else but Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola with Honey and Oats with lots of sliced banana.
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Roasted peanuts. How can they possibly be so simple but sooo good?!
The roasted peanut flavour in this breakfast cereal is unreal! Roasted peanuts totally take over your taste buds. And it’s so unexpected as almost every other breakfast cereal out there features the almond or the pecan or the hazelnut… but never the peanut.
Peanut Butter Lovers get ready for this one!
I use my homemade peanut butter for this recipe. If you’ve never made homemade peanut butter before… what are you waiting for? Do.It.Now. It is seriously so easy – 1 ingredients, a food processor and less than 5 minutes. You will be glad you did, my friends.
The peanut butter is mixed with honey and a little vanilla because a little pure vanilla extract makes everything taste better.
And all that peanut butter and honey tossed with rolled oats (gluten free certified, if needed) more roasted peanuts (for all you crunchy over smooth peanut butter fans) and a little oat flour. The oat flour here is an absolute must for big clustery clusters of granola. And I loooove those clusters.
These Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola Clusters are the ultimate in oatmeal cookie meets really big spoonful of peanut butter in your mouth all at the same time. Kind of like these cookies but more oats and more peanuts. It’s just so good. And just so peanut buttery.
My favourite way to eat this Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola, other than by the ginormous handful, is definitely with sliced bananas and icy cold milk poured over top.
Breakfast of Champs.Print
- 3 1/2 cups rolled oats, gluten free certified, if needed
- 1/2 cup roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup oat flour, gluten free certified, if needed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup homemade peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons oil (I love avocado oil!)
- Preheat oven to 325F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or use a baking mat.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, peanuts, oat flour and salt.
- In a smaller microwave safe mixing bowl, add the peanut butter, honey, oil and vanilla. Heat the peanut butter mixture in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds or so, until peanut butter is warm and runny and all ingredients are easily incorporated. Stir until well combined. (This can also be done on the stove in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Careful not to let it burn!)
- Pour the peanut butter mixture over the oats. Mix and stir the oats until well coated.
- Transfer the granola mixture to the prepared baking sheet. Gently press the granola mixture into an even layer using your hand or a spatula.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown, being sure to stir and then gently press the granola into an even layer again using your spatula around the 10 minute point. (Pressing the granola into an even layer helps to form the clusters!)
- Remove from oven and let the granola cool completely on the pan.
- Break the granola into clusters and store in an airtight container. This granola will keep for 5-7 days.