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Peanut Butter Coconut Granola

Updated: Feb 15, 2022

If you're on the hunt for a foolproof homemade granola recipe, add this Peanut Butter Coconut Granola to your list. Crunchy and nutty with a hint of sweetness and spice from honey and cinnamon, this easy granola recipe is a peanut butter lover's dream!

Heart Healthy Granola

I'm a big fan of peanut butter and anything crunchy, so this Peanut Butter Coconut Granola is right up my alley! Not only does it have an amazing crunch and flavor, but this nutty granola is also packed with nourishing, heart healthy ingredients like old fashioned oats, flax meal, peanut butter, and canola oil.


Dietary Fiber

Old fashioned oats, peanut butter, and flax meal all contain dietary fiber which can promote heart health by lowering cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Fiber is also beneficial for promoting digestive health and fullness.


Heart Healthy Fats

Peanut butter, canola oil, and flax meal contain heart healthy fats. Heart healthy fats include monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats, which include omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. Canola oil and peanuts both contain monounsaturated fats while flax meal contains omega-3 fatty acids.


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5 Ways to Enjoy This Granola

Though it may be tempting to eat this whole batch of Peanut Butter Coconut Granola by the handful, there are so many other delicious ways to enjoy it!

  1. Top your favorite probiotic rich yogurt or chia seed pudding with granola for a hint of peanut butter and a satisfying crunch

  2. Sprinkle granola on top of your favorite smoothies or smoothie bowls

  3. Smother two halves of a banana in peanut butter and top with this granola

  4. Add a handful to your favorite trail mix

Personally, I love topping Greek yogurt or chia seed pudding with this granola and frozen blueberries for a balanced breakfast parfait. However you choose to enjoy this Peanut Butter Coconut Granola, you can't go wrong!


What’s in This Recipe?

  • Old fashioned oats* – contains energizing carbohydrates, rich in fiber and B vitamins

  • Shredded coconut – healthy fats, fiber

  • Flax meal – rich in omega 3 fatty acids

  • Seasonings – salt and cinnamon

  • Peanut butter – contains vitamin E, healthy fats, fiber, and plant based protein

  • Honey – natural sweetener; contains antioxidants, prebiotics, and a variety of vitamins and minerals

  • Canola oil – rich in unsaturated fatty acids, linked with lower LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol, and triglyceride levels and higher HDL cholesterol levels

Notes: This recipe can easily be made gluten free* by using certified gluten free oats.

Peanut Butter Coconut Granola

Prep time: 10 minutes

Bake time: 1 hour

Total time: 1 hour and 10 minutes minutes

Servings: 6-8 servings


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats*

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 2 tbsp. flax meal

  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened creamy peanut butter

  • 1/3 cup honey

  • 2 tbsp. canola oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 250oF and line a baking sheet (with a lip) with parchment paper.

  2. Combine the oats, coconut, flax meal, and seasonings in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Add the honey, peanut butter, and oil to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute stirring halfway between.

  4. Add the peanut butter mixture to the oat mixture. Stir to combine until the oats are fully coated and the ingredients are well dispersed.

  5. Spread the granola mixture evenly onto the lined baking sheet.

  6. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes, until the granola is golden brown.

  7. Remove from the oven and allow to completely cool on a cooling rack. Store the cooled granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 months.

 

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