Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

Upgrade your next bowl of yogurt with this chocolate peanut butter granola that has roughly half the carbs of regular granola without sacrificing any crunchy goodness. You’ll also find a healthy dose of protein in every serving.

And if you think making granola will be complicated, you’re mistaken. This chocolate peanut butter granola calls for 7 ingredients that you just mix in one big bowl before baking. It’s too easy not to try! 

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Ingredients for Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

Dry Ingredients

For the base of the granola, you’ll need oats, puffed rice, protein powder, and cocoa powder.

The recipe calls for PEScience Select which is a blend of whey and casein protein.If you’re using a different type of protein powder, you may need to slightly modify things. Casein is a bit thicker and more absorbent than whey on its own. So you may need more protein powder with whey-only. 

I’ve included photos of each step in the recipe so you can match the consistency if you’re using different ingredients.

If you’re wondering where to find puffed rice, it’s typically near the gluten free or healthy cereals in stores. I buy mine in batches of 6 bags from Amazon. I have them on my Amazon foods list, if you’re interested. 

ingredients for protein granola

Wet Ingredients

To bind everything together, you’ll need peanut butter, honey, and egg whites. 

The recipe calls for creamy peanut butter, but I’ve seen readers use crunchy and even almond butter. You can get creative. I wouldn’t recommend using powdered peanut butter unless you want dry granola. 

A common question about the honey, especially from those who’ve tried my cinnamon protein granola, is whether or not it can be swapped for a sugar free syrup like Walden Farms. I tested this version with Walden Farms swapped gram for gram. It took about 10 minutes longer in the oven to get crispy and was a bit dry, so I’d highly recommend sticking with honey. 

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Why the egg whites? They help add a bit more crunch without adding many calories. I wouldn’t recommend leaving them out. 

How to Make the Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

It will be difficult to tell what the right consistency is until you add the peanut butter and honey. Take a look at step 3 below (far right), which is everything mixed together except the egg whites. 

dry ingredients for chocolate peanut butter granola

And step 4 (pictured below on far left) is after the egg whites have been added. If you’re using a different protein powder and have a fully hydrated mixture after step 3, you may want to add a bit more protein or reduce the egg whites in step 4. 

how to make granola

Make sure you don’t have any straggling powder before adding to the baking sheet. Otherwise you’ll end up with scorched bits in your chocolate peanut butter granola. 

Protein Granola Recipe Video

If you run into any issues or would like to see just how simple making this style of granola is, the video below from my Butterfinger Granola recipe should cover it.

Protein Parfait with Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

You can pair this granola with all kinds of stuff, but one of my favorites is a protein parfait. Here’s how to make one: 

  • 1 of the single serving Greek yogurts or 150 grams of fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop (31g) of vanilla PEScience protein powder 
  • 1-2 servings of chocolate peanut butter granola 
  • optional: chopped peanuts and peanut butter chips or chocolate chips 

chocolate peanut butter granola protein parfait

Mix the yogurt and protein powder together and layer with granola and extra fixins, if desired. That’s it! 

Final Protein Granola Recipe Notes

The nutrition facts don’t include any extras like the white chocolate chips or marshmallow bits you see in some photos. Though adding said extras doesn’t affect the nutrition facts all that much. So have fun! 

Other pairing ideas would obviously be fresh fruit. Bananas, apples, and strawberries are some of my favorite chocolate peanut butter combos. 

However you end up using this chocolate peanut butter granola, I wanna know about it. Take a photo and tag me on Instagram @mason_woodruff. Or you can join my free Facebook group to share your creation, get ideas and tips from other Proton Party members, and just have an all around swell time. 

low carb high protein chocolate peanut butter protein granola

Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A lower carb granola that's super crunchy and perfect with yogurt or as an on-the-go snack.


  • 1 C (80g) Rolled Oats
  • 2 C (34g) Puffed Rice Cereal
  • 1 1/2 scoop (47g) PEScience Protein Powder, vanilla or chocolate
  • 1 Tbsp (5g) Unsweetened Dark Cocoa Powder
  • 1/3 C (87g) Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tbsp (42g) Honey
  • 3 Tbsp (46g) Liquid Egg Whites, or the whites of 1 large egg


  1. Preheat an oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or nonstick spray.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl before adding in the peanut butter and honey. Fold together until no lumps of peanut butter remain before adding the egg whites. Continue folding together until evenly mixed.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the baking sheet. Use a spatula to spread it evenly across the entire baking sheet. Be sure to break up any large clumps and aim to have as many holes or spaces as possible in the mixture.
  4. Bake for 14 minutes before removing from the oven to break up and flip on the baking sheet. Bake for an additional 4-8 minutes, shaking every 2-3 minutes until the granola is crispy. (The honey and cocoa powder can easily burn so keep your eyes and nose peeled. It will continue to dry out/crisp once it’s out of the oven so don’t be afraid to pull it a little early.) Store in an airtight container (mason jars work great) at room temp.


Each serving has 3 Smart Points.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Servings Serving Size: 1/4 C (23g)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 4gCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 6g

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15 thoughts on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola”

  • Sooo good! I took mason’s advice and made this into a parfait for breakfast meal prep! Stored in airtight mason jars and they did not disappoint!

  • Ok, I have to refrain myself from making this every week cause it’s so good! But I’ve used Rice Krispies instead of puffed rice and it works great too. Seriously my favorite granola recipe hands down!!

  • This recipe is perfect for breakfast or your sweet tooth. I used a different protein powder and it still turned out amazing.

  • This granola is super quick and easy to make! I couldn’t find any unsweetened dark coco powder so I used regular coco powder and it still had enough of a chocolate flavor for me, my 1 year old even loves it!

  • One of my largest downfalls is buying granola and then eating the entire bag by the handful. Those calories add up- most are basically just crumbled up cookies. This is an easiest at home alternative that is easier on the calories and still tastes 💯.

  • All the Mason granolas are a hit. This recipe can be made quick and unfortunately gets eaten even quicker (which is why two batches should be made to have one on hand to go through slower after bellies are full). Rice crisps can be used successfully over puffed rice if necessary. Great CRUNCH! Holds up well in yogurt, pudding and ice cream. It’s a nice healthier alternative if you like a crunch and your favorite nut would typically use up all your macros. More bang for your macro buck to use this granola.

  • I almost have to stop making this granola because once I start eating it I CAN NOT STOP! It’s so good. I use Bowmar PHC, no cocoa powder, rice krispies, and I find myself needing to add a little extra egg whites because there isn’t enough liquid so soak up all the protein powder. my favorite snack ever!

  • I love this recipe as well as Mason’s other granola recipes. I’ve used a couple different protein brands and it’s worked every time. Just make sure to watch it like it says in the recipe notes because it can get really crunchy quickly.

  • this is my go to granola I hate buying store bought due to cost/amount especially when I need the extra protein! The peanut butter morsels are my fave part with extra crunchy granola. I put this on top of my dairy free yogurt! I used PES vegan choco bliss <3

  • Need to try this again. I made it with an organic whey protein powder. It worked ok, but wasn’t great. Now that I have some PEScience Protein Powder, I’m going to try again. I think it’ll be much better based on the greater sweetness of the PEScience protein. Fingers crossed.

  • 4 starts! I made this recipe twice and the first time it came out great! I messed up the second time and didn’t let it cool completely before putting it in the container. The moisture made the texture a little off. If you make the recipe as is, it really is delicious. Just don’t make the same mistake I did and make sure it’s completely cool before you store it.

  • Love these! Ive been making it pretty much weekly. I also just use whatever protein powder i have on hand (currently vanilla), and then let the cocoa powder and peanut butter do their job to make it delicious. I could not find the puffed rice cereal anywhere in store but ordered it super easily through the amazon link!

  • We’ve made this so many times! It’s the perfect topping for yogurt or just to eat by itself. We didn’t modify it at all because it so good as is. Can’t wait to try the other flavors.

  • Super easy snack! I made this to use as a topping for my yogurt or even plain vanilla ice cream as a treat. I will say, it’s very dangerous and I have to refrain from grabbing a handful every time I go into the pantry. Delicious!

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