A (Not-Too-Sweet) Peanut Butter Granola to Batch-Bake, Stat

January  8, 2018

Alright, friends. We’re fully settled into the new year and trying to be good about starting our days off on solid footing—and that means breakfast. Oats in some form or another are one popular, affordable way to tackle the first meal of the day: Serve up a warm helping during tundra-like conditions (hello, #bombcylone2018), or grab jarred portions of the overnight variety when you’re on the run.

Granola, of course, is another tasty option; but some versions lean a touch more on the sweet-treat end of the spectrum than the breakfast side. That’s why, when we came upon a peanut butter (!) granola from Lindsay Maitland Hunt’s new Healthyish cookbook (out tomorrow, January 9), we couldn’t have been more excited.

Beautiful beginnings! Photo by Bobbi Lin

This granola ticks all of the boxes: It uses easy-to-find ingredients, it's hearty, it's snack-able, and oh yeah—it's delicious. The small amount of maple syrup creates a balanced sweetness that is far from cloying, and the addition of roughly chopped peanuts, in combination with smooth, creamy peanut butter, lends the granola a welcome nuttiness.

We'd be happy to start off every morning this way. Photo by Bobbi Lin

If you’re a fan of peanut butter oatmeal cookies (or even oatmeal and peanut butter cookies, separately), think of this as a not-too-sweet breakfast version that also happens to store well (up to two weeks at room temperature). We can see this granola playing well atop yogurt, crowned with a few berries or a dollop of jam—really, any excuse to recreate a deconstructed PB&J is fine by us.

This might just be the perfect large-batch solution to shake up our morning (and snack!) routine.

We're giving 5 lucky readers a chance to win a SIGNED copy of Lindsay’s first cookbook, Healthyish. Let us know your favorite ways to enjoy granola in the comments below. Winners will be chosen at random at the end of day (New York time) Wednesday, January 10. Open to residents of U.S., Canada, and Europe only. This giveaway has ended and winners will be notified, thank you for reading along!

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Nicole N. January 14, 2018
I love granola on my açaí bowls, sprinkled on homemade coconut yogurt with a sprinkling of fruit and cocoa nibs, I’ll even top my banana nice cream with it. Love the crunch!!
Vanessa January 14, 2018
With plain Greek yogurt for breakfast or just a handful by itself as a mid afternoon snack.
angela January 12, 2018
Love it with yogurt.
Madeleine January 12, 2018
I like it in the evening, probably on the sofa, probably tipped from the jar in handfuls.
Elizabeth January 10, 2018
With yogurt or by the handful!!
Kham January 10, 2018
I love eating homemade granola in a small bowl with almond milk
Marjolein V. January 10, 2018
With greek yoghurt and fresh fruit. My fave are blueberries.
Juliafj January 10, 2018
I love eating granola plain with a spoon instead of ice cream when watching movies (or when I feel like a sneaky snack)
Natalie January 10, 2018
My morning power bowl: drowning granola with milk in a wide bowls and topping with a generous portion of nut butter and jam. Mmmm
Alexandra January 10, 2018
I love granola in morning with kefir! I’ve been looking for a not-too-sweet recipe and this one is perfect!
Lisa January 10, 2018
Love granola with yogurt for breakfast!!
Ines L. January 10, 2018
I love granola on top of smoothie bowls, especially chocolate smoothie bowls. It adds a nice crunch! I also love it simply with almond milk :) let it shinneee. This recipe looks so good!
Short &. January 10, 2018
Love to pack up a baggie of granola when I go on long runs, it’s a tasty way to refuel when I’m out on the trails. Plus the dogs love it too!
katy January 10, 2018
I love granola with 10% yogurt and fresh berries!
Joy January 10, 2018
I love granola over a slice of toast with peanut butter and a banana, plus a touch of honey.
Jesse B. January 10, 2018
Love it with almond milk or Greek yogurt!! This looks so good!
Laura S. January 10, 2018
I just love eating it by the handful!! It is delightful all by itself!
Andrea January 10, 2018
Straight out of the container!
Bridget E. January 10, 2018
I love to eat it by the handful while I’m hiking! Or over Greek yogurt with fresh berries!
Kelly E. January 10, 2018
Granola straight up with almond milk or with greek yogurt are my go-tos!