Greek Yogurt Topping: Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Granola Recipe

Homemade Peanut Butter Granola RecipeGreek yogurt, you either love it or hate it. I’ll admit when I first tried plain Greek yogurt, I spit it out. But I knew I had to give it a chance because it is superior to traditional yogurt, without added junk. I didn’t want sugar and I wanted the protein content it provided. I did love how thick it was and how healthy Greek yogurt is, but it took me some time, as the taste was bland.

I rarely by flavored Greek yogurt. It is always plain. To make it taste better I add toppings such as fresh fruit, honey, coconut, nuts, seeds and healthy granola. Greek yogurt is so versatile and can be substituted for sour cream, mayonnaise, used in baking, cooking and so much more.

healthy homemade peanut butter granola recipe

Greek yogurt is my go-to snack pre or post-workout. Protein is needed to repair muscles while carbohydrates for fuel, which is why I make this homemade peanut butter granola recipe.

<<<Try my healthy no bake chewy granola bars>>>

This recipe is perfect atop thick Greek yogurt providing extra fuel and nutrients from the nuts, seeds and cranberries. I like to make my own granola because it is much healthier without added sugars, I control what goes into it.  Making granola at home is simple, really just mix whatever you want, bake, cool and you’re good to go. You can substitute any nut or seed you prefer in this recipe.

Curious about the bowl used in this recipe?  This is a measure up bowl, perfect for those who portion control!

healthy homemade peanut butter granola recipe

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Homemade Peanut Butter Granola Recipe
 
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Peanut butter granola recipe with dried cranberries, nuts, seeds and honey for sweetness.
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Type: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 13
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups rolled oats
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup pepitas
  • ½ cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup raw honey
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 325 °
  2. In a bowl, add oats, cranberries, almonds and pepitas.
  3. In a small saucepan on low heat, add peanut butter and honey and constantly stir until melted and creamy.
  4. Add peanut butter/honey mixture to oat mixture and stir to coat.
  5. If you want larger clumps, take small handfuls and clump.
  6. Place in a single layer on a larger baking tray.
  7. Bake 20-25 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven to cool, store in mason jar or glass container.
Notes
Additional ideas

-As a grab and go snack
-In a bowl with your favorite milk
-As a yogurt parfait. In a tall glass, layer yogurt, berries/bananas and granola.
Nutrition Information
Serving Size: ¼ cup Cals: 164 Fat: 8g Carbs: 20g Sugar: 11g Sodium: 49mg Protein: 4g

 

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Nichol Haskins is a WAHM of two children, a son who is 11 and a daughter who is 6. She enjoys sharing baby & kids online shopping deals so parents can save money. Fitness and health food addicted. Find me on Google+, Twitter @KiddiesCorner and Facebook

Comments

  1. Oh this looks amazing and pretty simple to make. Pinned it so I can try it at a later date!

  2. That sounds so good! I totally want to try it!

    I made a triple spread the other day. It was almonds, cashews and walnuts mixed with coconut oil.

  3. Oh. My, God…..this is awesome! I am totally trying this!

  4. Not a Greek yogurt fan. But I’d love to make this with regular yogurt!

  5. This looks awesome! I love how healthy it is and the peanut butter would definitely add some extra flavor :)

  6. Mmmm, your granola looks amazing! I love Greek yogurt and often dd granola and dried cherries or berries + cinnamon as a treat. It’s so great for baking as well!

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