homemade peanut butter and jelly granola

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want to up your breakfast game? this easy homemade peanut butter and jelly granola will do just that.

i don’t care how old you are, sometimes you just need a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. it’s a little bit sweet. a little bit salty. pure comfort food, especially if your peanut butter and jelly is made on that soft and squishy store bought  white bread. 

easy peanut butter and jelly granola

easy homemade peanut butter and jelly granola

charlie loves his p b & j too. every time i see him making a sandwich i get a serious craving. i’ll give in from time to time, but honestly bread and i have a love hate relationship. this easy homemade peanut butter and jelly granola is everything i love about the sandwich. it’s sweet and salty. it’s loaded with soft and chewy clumps of peanutty oats, crunchy berries, and plenty of peanuts. in a word it is granola perfection.

peanut butter and jelly for breakfast? abslutley with this easy and delicious homemade peanut butter and jelly granola recipe

i’ve made plenty of granola over the years. this basic granola loaded with berries is my breakfast go-to with yogurt and fruit. i make it all the time. when i’m trying to be extra good at weight watchers, i love this healthy banana bread granola. at holiday time i love to snack on gingerbread granola, plus it makes the house smell incredible, but this peanut butter and jelly granola is by far the best granola i have ever had. it is completely addicting and must be kept on  high shelf where i cannot reach it without a stool or i will snack hour after hour until the entire batch is gone. this i know for a fact.

homemade peanut butter and jelly granola

easy homemade peanut butter and jelly granola

homemade peanut butter and jelly granola

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup jam or fruit preserves, melted
  • 2 cups  old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup dried berries( i love berries so i added 3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
   

Directions:

  • line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper
  • preheat oven to 300 degrees
  • in  small sauce pan over medium-low heat melt the butter
  • whisk in the brown sugar, honey, and peanut butter
  • once melted, remove from the heat and stir int he vanilla
  • in a large bowl combine the oats with salt
  • pour peanut butter  mixture and jam over the oats and stir to combine
  • spread the oats on the baking sheet and bake 15 minutes
  • gently stir oats, and return to the oven for another 15 minutes (the granola will be soft, but hardens once cool)
  • once the granola is cool stir in the peanuts and dried berries
  • store granola once completely cool in an airtight container
           

i used homemade strawberry preserves for the granola, but any jam or jelly works here. after the granola bakes i add unsalted peanuts and dried strawberries. if you use grape jelly like the classic pb&j try adding raisins, or try  apple butter with dried apples or raspberry jam with dried raspberries.

not that i’ve had any granola last longer than a day or two at most, this granola can be kept in an airtight container for a few weeks. if you need it to last longer i do suggest keeping it in the fridge. you can even freeze granola in a freezer ziplock bag – just make sure it is completely  cool before storing.

if you want to up your breakfast game, this peanut butter and jelly granola will do the trick.

enjoy!

up your breakfast game with this fast ans easy homemade peanut butter and jelly granola