Peanut Butter Granola Cereal

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This peanut butter granola cereal is the perfect make-ahead breakfast that is healthy and hearty enough to keep you full for hours. It is soft and chewy, perfect for all kinds of eaters, and it’s kid-friendly!

white bowl filled with homemade granola cereal with a storeage container of it in the background.

By Drenda-Michell Brennan

I recently spent a few weeks with my daughter and her husband when their newest daughter was born. While I was there, my son-in-law’s mother offered to bring food, and he requested that she bring her granola for breakfast. I was perplexed and thought that was an unusual request. When she came bearing a plethora of gifts, she also brought in a plastic container full of chewy granola cereal that was very similar to this recipe.  We also have a crunchy granola recipe on this website.

I had never eaten homemade cereal before, but since they are a very large family with 13 children, I felt like I needed to experience something so special that their kids, even at 30 years old, still requested it.

I’m so glad that I did!  Not only is this homemade granola cereal delicious, but it has simplified my mornings considerably, which I suppose is exactly what I should have expected from a sagacious mother of 13!

I was thrilled when I tried their family recipe and realized I had gloriously stumbled upon something so delicious and convenient! With this cereal on hand, breakfast requires no thought or effort.  The cereal is chewy, delicious, filling, and full of healthy ingredients that will keep you feeling full for hours.

There’s no baking required and the recipe uses only a few simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand, and it is ready to serve in minutes. It also stores beautifully in the fridge, and adding fresh fruit takes this easy breakfast to the next level of deliciousness and nutrition!

peanut butter granola cereal in bright yellow bowl topped with bananas and blueberries
PHOTO CREDIT: Drenda-Michell Brennan

This peanut butter granola cereal is:

  • Soft and chewy
  • No cooking required
  • Vegan / plant-based
  • Fast & easy
  • Kid-friendly
  • Inexpensive
  • Great for food prepping and batch cooking
  • Preservative and MSG-free
  • Stores well

Ingredients needed

  • Rolled oats
  • Raisins  (other options are craisins, chopped dates, dried blueberries, etc)
  • Peanut butter
  • Honey or maple syrup (or a combination of both)
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
antique wooden mixing bowl with oats, raisins, cinnamon, peanut butter, and maple syrup
PHOTO CREDIT: Drenda-Michell Brennan

How to make peanut butter granola cereal

This truly is one of the easiest breakfast recipes you’ll ever make. Simply mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl and stir until everything is moist. 

Once the ingredients are well-coated, transfer them into your airtight storage container and store in the refrigerator.

When you are ready to eat it, add in your extras, like fresh fruit, as you go and serve with your favorite plant-based milk.

mixed up homemade oatmeal cereal in a large wooden bowl
PHOTO CREDIT: Drenda-Michell Brennan

Add-in options

  • Shredded coconut
  • Sub almond butter for peanut butter
  • Dried fruits
  • Chopped nuts like almonds, walnuts, or pecans
  • Dairy-free chocolate chips

Optional topping options

  • Fresh fruit like berries, peaches, bananas
  • Nuts could include pecans, walnuts, or any others
  • Seeds such as sunflower seeds, chia, or others

Granola cereal serving ideas

  • Serve on homemade vegan yogurt
  • Use like granola and add to sliced or baked apples, baked sweet potatoes, etc
  • Make snack balls
  • For meal prepping use in your overnight oat jars

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5 from 7 votes

Peanut Butter Granola Cereal

This peanut butter granola cereal is the perfect make-ahead breakfast that is healthy and hearty enough to keep you full for hours. It is soft and chewy, perfect for all kinds of eaters, and it’s kid-friendly!
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • This truly is one of the easiest breakfast recipes you’ll ever make. Simply mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl and stir until everything is moist. 
  • Once the ingredients are well-coated, transfer them into your airtight storage container and store in the refrigerator.
  • When you are ready to eat it, add in your extras, like fresh fruit, as you go and serve with your favorite plant-based milk.

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Notes

Add-in options
  • Shredded coconut
  • Sub almond butter for peanut butter
  • Dried fruits
  • Chopped nuts like almonds, walnuts, or pecans
  • Dairy-free chocolate chips
Granola cereal serving ideas
  • Serve on yogurt
  • Use like granola and add to sliced or baked apples, baked sweet potatoes, etc
  • Make snack balls
  • For meal prepping use in your overnight oat jars

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2mg

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8 Comments

  1. This sounds good but I have a question. In my experience, DRY oats are harder to digest and cause stomach discomfort. Why are the oats not soaked and then combined with the other ingredients???

    Thanks,
    Cary

5 from 7 votes (6 ratings without comment)

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