Peanut Butter Granola (Sweetener-Free!)


Yes! It’s sweetener-free granola! This is perfect for eating on-the-go with a piece of fruit, because it contains both a protein and a grain.

Peanut Butter Granola (Sweetener-Free)

  • Servings: Makes 6 Weight Loss Servings or 4 Maintenance Servings
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  • Protein (6 oz total)
    • 3 oz peanut butter (or other nut butter of choice)
    • 3 oz nuts and seeds (try pumpkin seeds, walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, pecans, hemp seeds, flax seeds, etc.)
  • 6 oz dry rolled oats (6 grain servings)

For the Weight Loss Food Plan:ย 

This recipe makesย 6ย servings.ย Divide the finished batch equally among 6 baggies. Each baggie will contain:

  • 1 Grain Serving
  • 1/2 Protein Serving

To complete your breakfast: add 4 oz of yogurt or 1 oz of nuts, plus your breakfast fruit.

For the Maintenance Food Plan:

This recipe makesย 4 servings.ย Divide the finished batch equally among 4 baggies. Each baggie will contain:

  • 1.5 Grain Servings
  • 3/4 Protein Serving

To complete your breakfast: add 6 oz of yogurt and 1 additional oz of nuts or seeds, plus your breakfast fruit.


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  2. With your hands, rub in the peanut butter.
  3. Spread the mix evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake for up to 20 minutes, turning and tossing with a spoon every 3-5 minutes. Be careful not to let it burn.
  5. When golden and dark to your liking, remove and cool immediately to get it crispy. I throw mine on a plate and put it in the fridge.
  6. Divide into baggies. This mix will keep in your cupboard for a couple of weeks.


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  2. Thank you for doing this for us Katie!! This granola recipe looks fabulous!

  3. Such a great idea for breakfasts while traveling! Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜˜

  4. You are awesome! Thank you!

  5. Oh this looks so good, thank you for the recipe. I was wondering what brand is your oatmeal, I like how it has ridges in it. Thank you!

    • I just get rolled oats in the bulk section of grocery stores, and sometimes I mix the ends of different bags and boxes of oats together, I have no idea what this is. Any rolled oats should be yummy though!

  6. Katie, I am not following on the instruction #2. Could you please clarify for me? I am looking forward to making this.

  7. This looks great Katie. I will have to try it!! Thanks for your great blog.

  8. Do you have a recipe book?

    • I’m actually coming out with my first cookbook soon Nance! Within a month probably. If you are following by email you will be notified when it comes out! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Hi Katie-I was wondering what brand of peanut butter you buy. I was eating Jiff/Skippy but then I read the label and blanched when I saw the dreaded sugar in the ingredients….So I promptly went shopping and bought two ingredient peanut butter – but it is pretty bland.

    • I use a bunch of different kinds, all with 1 or 2 ingredients. Your taste buds will adjust to the flavors of food without all that sugar. You’re right, this won’t taste like granola that you’re used to.

  10. This look amazing! Is there anyway you can add a link to Pinterest? It’s the only way I ever keep recipes to try out. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes.

  11. Katie, I love how these are so inspired, creative and beautiful to look at. Thank you for creating these beautiful yet simple recipes for us. ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒท

  12. Made it this morning and this is SERIOUSLY delicious. I never cared for regular granola so I’m not someone who’s trying to replicate that. I used unsalted almond butter, sprouted oatmeal, sprouted pumpkin seeds, and a bit of salt. It didn’t get dark like your photos. After weighing and measuring out the amount for this morning’s breakfast, I spread it back out on the half sheet to dry and hopefully get crisp (no room in the fridge). It’s nicely chewy as-is (meaning, I’m happy if it doesn’t crisp up) and the FLAVOR — wow.

    • Just to add — I did bake it at 300F for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 mins. Since the instructions said “up to 20 mins” I didn’t want to leave it in longer.

    • So glad you enjoyed it Teresa! Yeah, it won’t be the same as normal NMF granola, because the sweetener is what makes it shiny and crispy. But I think it’s pretty darn good without all that stuff. Keeping it simple. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. This looks amazing! How much should each bag weigh?

    • Depends on whether you are having a maintenance portion or a weight loss portion. Add up the weights of the ingredients and divide by the number of servings you are dividing the batch into.

  14. DEEEEElicious!

  15. Jane Anderson Gitter

    Katie, I loved this as itโ€™s my go to breakfast of choice, however I have a simpler version that might help those that need a quick and easy version of this that is still very kosher with our food plan!
    I put 1ounce of Uncle Samโ€™s Cereal( wheat flakes and flax seed) and 1 ounce of natural almond butter in the microwave for thirty seconds, remove, stir with a knife and coat every bit and then pour that in top of my 4 ounces of cashew plain unsweetened yogurt and use 3 oz of berries and one half of a banana. I mix the banana real good to impart itโ€™s sweetness. I add cinnamon sometimes too. Itโ€™s just uber easy to make!

  16. So how much do I weigh out to get my serving? (weight loss)

  17. Made it this morning….AMAZING!! Itโ€™s perfect just they way it is, however Iโ€™m already thinking about how this might be with a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg!! Next time!!

  18. It took me one try yo get used to granola without sugar and now I love it. Itโ€™s my โ€œgo toโ€ breakfast grain. I used almond butter not peanut because peanuts donโ€™t agree with me. Iโ€™ve looked everywhere for a sugarless granola. Thank you!

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  20. Canโ€™t wait to try this looks awesome