Creamy peanut butter is swirled with strawberry jam, oats and nuts for the perfect healthy, crunchy snack!
We are major peanut butter lovers in this house. In fact, if we had to choose one ingredient we couldn’t live without it would absolutely be peanut butter. On more than one occasion I have seen that sweet husband of mine put away a five pound jar, yes five pounds of peanut butter, away in under a week.
While I do enjoy this food, I don’t love it quite as much as he does. So, I have had to find lots of different recipes (like, a lot of different recipes) so I don’t get sick of it. Enter, peanut butter & jelly granola. So. Good.
I make granola every week but I was tired of our normal go to recipes. I knew whatever I did had to include peanut butter, so I thought of all the tried and true flavor combos. You know, chocolate, banana, honey, etc. I just wasn’t feeling it. Then it hit me, of course! PB&J! Why hadn’t I done this before?
This recipe has shot to the top of our granola list. It is softer than most granola I make, but I am totally fine with that because you wouldn’t eat a crunchy PB&J, right?
Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola Ingredients:
- Old fashion oats (I used gluten free oats)
- Peanut butter
- Jelly (I used Strawberry)
- Vanilla extract
- Honey-roasted peanuts
How do I make Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola?
This is super simple and only takes about 20 minutes.
- First, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Then combine the honey, peanut butter, jelly, vanilla and cinnamon in a mixing bowl.
- Heat this mixture in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until smooth.
- After mixture is smooth, add oats, peanuts and pecans and stir until they are coated well.
- Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray and spread granola evenly in a single layer. Bake 10 minutes, stir, and then bake 5 more minutes.
Note: The mixture may seem soft when you first remove it from the oven, but it firms up as it cools.
This is totally customizable based on your preferences! I used a strawberry jam that had small chunks of strawberries; I love that little extra oomph it gives the granola. But you can use grape or another flavor if you prefer. I think I will try blackberry jam next.
If you are peanut free, you can easily substitute almond butter or sun butter! Macadamia nuts, almonds, pistachios, or even cashews would work well instead of peanuts, too.
If you are limiting your carbs, feel free to replace the honey with a sugar-free liquid sweetener. If you’re vegan, you could use maple syrup instead of honey as well!
More Gluten Free Breakfast & Snack Recipes:
If you’re a huge granola fan, I highly recommend this Dark Chocolate Cranberry Granola or this Peach and Cinnamon Pecan Granola! They both hold up well for traveling. If you’re trying to save some carbs, this Grain-Free Granola is great, too!
These Banana Nut Oatmeal Bars are great to have on-the-go, as are these freezable Peanut Butter and Chocolate Protein Bites. If you want to start the day like a tropical vacation, meal prep some of these Toasted Coconut Muffins!
Going keto? These Ham & Cheese Chaffles are easy, family friendly, and super versatile. These Keto Breakfast Hot Pockets have an awesome crust, and these Keto Spinach and Bacon Egg Muffins couldn’t be any easier!
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- 2 cups of old fashion oats, I used gluten free oats
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/3 cup your favorite jelly, I used Strawberry
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 cup honey roasted peanuts
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 350
- In a mixing bowl combine the honey, peanut butter, jelly, vanilla and cinnamon.
- Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until smooth.
- Add oats, peanuts and pecans, stir until they are coated well.
- Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray and spread granola evenly in a single layer bake 10 minutes, stir, bake 5 more minutes.
- The mixture may seem soft when you remove it from the oven but it firms up as it cools.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: Heaping 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 179Total Fat: 3.9gSaturated Fat: 2.8gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4.1mgCarbohydrates: 32gNet Carbohydrates: 27.8gFiber: 4.2gSugar: 19.9gProtein: 2.6g