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Peanut Butter Granola (No Bake)

by Dana Bean, RD
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It takes just 5 minutes to prep this soft, delicious peanut butter granola. No baking required!

Peanut Butter Granola (No Bake)

Soft, delicious peanut butter granola, perfect for a yogurt parfait or on its own!
Prep Time5 minutes
Chill Time2 hours
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: granola


  • 2 cups rolled or instant oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper
  • Mix ingredients in medium bowl and pour into pan. Press down with spatula. Let chill in refridgerater for 2 or more hours, covered.
  • After chilled, remove parchment paper with granola and start slicing into small squares. Granola will crumble as you slice. Pour into air tight container or bag and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

This peanut butter granola pairs oh so well with some nice yogurt of choice and fruit (I love berries in mine)! Have you ever put together a yogurt parfait and just weren’t feeling the extra crunchy granola? This stuff hits the spot. I tend to like a more soft granola, I can never find many options in the store. Since it only takes 5 minutes to throw together, the Soft Peanut Butter Granola recipe is a good alternative.

soft peanut butter granola in yogurt parfait with fruit

Before cutting up/crumbling the granola, make sure to refrigerate for about 2 hours (or more) covered to solidify some of those bigger pieces!

Chilled Soft Peanut Butter Granola

It can also be a great snack on it’s own, sort of eaten like a trail mix. I have it pictured in bars below, but that is mostly so we can crumble it more easily. You can eat it as a bar, but it will be a little messy!

I’ve also been told it’s a great cereal with milk sort of option (though it will get soggy in milk sooner than crunchy granola).

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