Soft, chewy, and easy 3-ingredient chewy butter granola that just takes a few minutes to make!

a piece of peanut butter chewy granola topping a smoothie bowl

Recently we have gotten into smoothie bowls in our family. There is an acai bowl truck that comes occasionally in the area and we love it, but it doesn’t come around often enough, and as much as we love it, we don’t like paying $9 for a small bowl either! That being said, we had to come up with a reasonable solution to get more smoothie bowls into our home.

I know that was a lot of talk about smoothie bowls, but disclaimer, this is not a smoothie bowl recipe (it is on its way!). You can’t have a smoothie bowl with just the smoothie. Toppings have to come along or else you’re not doing the smoothie bowl right. Enter this recipe, a super easy, chewy, peanut butter granola that just takes minutes to make. It is also just 3 ingredients! Whole, healthy, and nutritious (we like no sugar added homemade peanut butter!). This easy 3-Ingredient Chewy Granola recipe has been exactly what we needed.

Peanut butter and honey in a bowl ready to microwave

As pictured above, you add the honey and peanut butter together in a microwave safe bowl. We’ve tried to throw the oats in at the same time and microwave, IT DOESN’T WORK VERY WELL! Trust me! Microwave the peanut butter and honey in 20 second increments, stirring in between, until peanut butter and honey mixture is well combined (usually only takes me 2 maybe 3 rounds). When done correctly it should look like the below picture.

Creamy and smooth peanut butter and honey microwaved together

Once the creamy peanut butter and honey are well combined, you add the oats and fold over several times with a spatula. Once the oats, honey, and peanut butter are all well combined, you spread onto a lined cookie sheet. I like using silicone baking sheets but parchment paper works great as well.

Chewy peanut butter granola with old fashioned oats

Also, I realized I didn’t say to preheat your oven to 350, so preheat your oven to 350 if you haven’t done so at this point. When your oats, honey, and peanut mixture comes together like pictured above, spatula the mixture onto your baking sheet into about 1/2″ thick. Too thick and your granola won’t cook all the way through but will burn on the edges, too thin, and your granola will be dry.

Chewy peanut butter granola picture laid out on baking sheet

You might have to play around with the baking time. Sometimes 8 minute is the perfect mark for me, sometimes it’s 12 minutes. Keep an eye on the granola, but when the edges start to get a nice roasty brown, you’ll know your granola is ready and chewy. Don’t overbake! The center will still be soft when removed, don’t worry, it’ll stiffen up some as it cools. It’s really good hot, but the consistency is best when letting cool for 10-15 minutes. We probably make a batch a week but it a frequent in our kitchen and I know it will be for you too!

Try these other favorite breakfast recipes of ours made with only whole ingredients!:

Author: Keaton

Easy 3-Ingredient Homemade Granola

Easy 3-Ingredient Homemade Granola

Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 15 Min


  • 3 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup nut butter
  • 1 cup honey


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  2. Scoop nut butter and honey into large, microwave safe bowl
  3. Microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring in between, until all uniform
  4. Add oats, stir until combined
  5. Spread mixture on baking sheet lined with parchment paper, or silicone pad
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes
  7. Remove and let cool completely
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Keaton Epps has contributed 8 articles on since September 21, 2020.