This PB & J Granola has everything you love about peanut butter and jelly but in granola form. Serve with milk, on yogurt or as a light snack.
You know what’s the best, besides making a mess in your kitchen?
Preparing recipes that are fun to make. Well, all recipes are fun to make… to me. But the kind that you pretend you’re on your own cooking show and you get to talk like Julia Child. You can say things like “Now add the butterrrrr” or “you can find all the recipes on simply scratch dot com” Tell me you do this!? No? Just me? Awesome. I really don’t do that… I was, em, kidding?
To Make This PB & J Granola You Will Need:
- old fashioned rolled oats
- roasted unsalted peanuts
- wheat germ
- kosher salt
- ground ginger
- dark brown sugar
- creamy peanut butter
- pure vanilla extract
- extra light olive oil
- golden raisins
- dried cranberries
In a large bowl, measure and add 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats, 2-1/4 cups roasted unsalted peanuts 1 cup pecans.
Next, add 3/4 cup wheat germ.
And then add 1-1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 teaspoon ground ginger and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
Next stir it all up and set aside.
Then in a small saucepan add 1/2 cup dark brown sugar with 1/2 cup honey. Heat it up on medium heat to a low simmer.
While I waited, I checked some emails but you should probably keep your eye on the stuff in the pan and stir it often. Don’t be irresponsible. Don’t be me.
Once it’s all bubbly, carefully add in 1 cup all-natural creamy peanut butter and 1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
Next, stir slowly until all the ingredients are combined.
Pour the heavenly peanut butter concoction all over the oats and nuts. I’m sorry but isn’t that the coolest shot like evah?
You’ll need to bust out your strong arm because stirring this isn’t easy.
Once the granola is all chunky and begging you to snag a piece… drizzle in 1/2 cup olive oil.
Then mix again. The granola should be all shiny and smell amazing.
Next, pour onto a silpat or parchment paper lined sheet pan, spread out and bake it in a 325 degree oven for 15 minutes.
Remove, stir and slide back into the oven for 15 more minutes. Then again, remove and stir, but this time bake it for only 10 minutes more.
After 35-40 minutes it should be a dark golden color and smelling like heaven.
Let it cool for at least a half hour before sampling.
Add in 1/2 cup each golden raisins and dried cranberries. aka “the jelly” or dried fruit of your choice would work. Cherries, dates, apricots, prunes or dehydrated strawberries, the options really are endless!
Sprinkle them over the top.
Stir to combine.
Lastly, store it in an airtight container for weeks! That’s if it will last that long. This is the best salty-sweet, crunchy-chewy combination! The nuts and oat clusters will fill you up and keep you satisfied! Great for packing in your kids lunch boxes or as a mid-day snack!
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PB & J Granola
- 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 2¼ cups roasted unsalted peanuts
- 1 cup pecans
- 3/4 cup wheat germ
- 1¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 cup all-natural creamy smooth peanut butter
- 1½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup extra light olive oil
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- Preheat your oven to 325° and line your sheet pan with a silpat or parchment paper.
- In a large bowl combine the nuts, oats, wheat germ, cinnamon, ground ginger and kosher salt. Stir to combine.
- In a small sauce pan, stir the honey and dark brown sugar. Heat over medium, stirring often until bubbling. Remove and turn off the heat. Carefully add in the peanut butter and vanilla, stir. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the nuts and stir until mixed thoroughly. Pour in the olive oil and stir until all of the oil is mixed in.
- Pour the mixture onto the prepared pan and spread it out evenly. Slide it into the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes stirring twice at every 15 minute mark. Remove and mix in the raisins and dried cranberries.
- Let cool before storing in an airtight container.
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Cograts on your nomination!!! This granola looks great! And for the record, I sing 'PB Jelly time' to my 7 mo old and he LOVES IT! haha
Thanks Allison! That song will now be stuck in my head for the rest of the day! 🙂
Congratulations! I'm going over to vote!
And your recipe looks mouthwatering – your photos – amazing!!
(love that my name is on your phone! hee hee)
I can't believe this is the first time I've stumbled across your site! I absolutely love it! You have such beautiful photos and tasty recipes! I can't decide which recipe I'll make first!
Congrats on your nomination! You do take beautiful photos so you totally deserve it!! Now, this granola looks delicious! I want some right now!
Voted….Granola is my favorite breakfast..I always have it out of a box..But this looks so goo..will surely try it..Thanks laurie for the recipe…
Totally voted for you! I think you have outstanding photography! You have to start somewhere right??
Your granola looks heavenly. I love that it is PB & J. How much fun is that?
Thanks so much gals!
I voted for you! I love your blog. Good Luck!
Congrats on your nomination! So exciting. This granola looks amazing. So yummy.
A huge congratulations to you. Your pictures are soooo beautiful..you totally deserve it. Love this recipe. Pnut butter goes so well with all of these ingredients.
This looks delicious. and congratulations!
It was great to see you on the list! How exciting 😀
Loving the granola creation!
two favorite childhood meals in one. awesome
I VOTED!!!! 😉 … now, I just need to get some of this granola in my life! (sans raisins…)
I made this today and absolutely impressed my boyfriend who has already packed half of it to take in to work and eat at his desk.
Great shots too 🙂
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I’m doing a round up post for Spoonful (Disney’s craft and cooking site) of PB&J recipes. Would you mind if I included this granola recipe? I’d use one photo with credit and a link back to the post for the recipe.
Absolutely! That would be awesome, thank you!