5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Granola Cookies

Cookies with peanut butter and granola? Yes, please. These peanut butter granola cookies are super easy to whip up and require only 5 ingredients! Vegan + gluten-free.

I originally shared this recipe on Instagram and you guys absolutely loved it! So I figured why not share on the blog too?! If you’re anything like me, you have a million Instagram posts bookmarked but they aren’t the most organized. I can never remember where I saved certain recipes that I find in magazines or take screenshots of BUT when I find things on blogs, I can keep them organized. So I hope, by adding this recipe to my blog I’m helping you out too. 🙂

5-ingredient peanut butter granola cookies drizzled with chocolate.

Can You Make Cookies Out of Granola?

Yes! I ground half of the granola in this recipe into a flour and then left the other half in it’s original state to add some amazing crunch.

5-ingredient peanut butter granola cookies drizzled with chocolate.

5 Ingredients You Need for Peanut Butter Granola Cookies

  • Granola – Feel free to experiment with flavors to adjust the flavor of these cookies! I used a summer berry granola and it was the perfect compliment to the peanut butter but I think a vanilla almond or cinnamon walnut would be incredible too!
  • Peanut butter – Peanut butter and chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations. You can totally swap out peanut butter for a different nut or seed butter if you want to switch up the flavors!
  • Flax egg – To make this a vegan cookie, I used flax eggs instead of a traditional egg. Making flax eggs is super simple – you just mix 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed with 3 Tablespoons water!
  • Dark chocolate chips – Like I said, PB + chocolate = love. Any dark chocolate chip brand will work but I love the Enjoy Life brand.
  • Coconut oil – Mix the coconut oil with the chocolate chips to keep the chocolate from drying out as you drizzle it!

5-ingredient peanut butter granola cookies drizzled with chocolate.

These cookies could not be easier to make. They take 10 minutes to throw together and 12 minutes to bake. 22 minutes for a healthy, sweet treat?! Yes please!

Start by grinding half of the granola in a food processor until finely ground. Make your flax egg in a small bowl. In a medium sized bowl, add the ground granola, flax egg and peanut butter. Stir until well combined. Add in the unground granola and stir well. Scoop tablespoon sized balls of dough on to a baking sheet and flatten slightly with a fork. After cooking for 12-15 minutes at 350°F, drizzle with the melted chocolate and enjoy!

5-ingredient peanut butter granola cookies drizzled with chocolate.


If you make these 5-ingredient peanut butter granola cookies, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting me know how it turns out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and other EBF readers.

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Four peanut butter granola cookies, drizzled with chocolate, sitting on a neutral colored tray.

5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Granola Cookies

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 20


Cookies with peanut butter and granola? Yes, please. These peanut butter granola cookies are super easy to whip up and require only 5 ingredients!


  •  2 cups granola, divided in half (I used Nature’s Path Organic Summer Berries granola)
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 flax egg (1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed+ 3 Tablespoons water)
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Make flaxseed egg. Add 1 cup of granola into your food processor and pulse until finely ground; transfer to a medium bowl.
  3. Add the peanut butter and flaxseed egg to the bowl. Stir the mixture until smooth. Add the remaining granola and stir until combined.
  4. Scoop tablespoon sized balls of dough and arrange them on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten the balls with the tines of a fork.
  5. Bake about 12-15 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned around the edges. Let the cookies cool completely on cookie sheet, melt chocolate with coconut oil and drizzle it over the cookies. Place in fridge or freezer to let chocolate set and enjoy. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days.


Recipe inspired and adapted from Food and Wine.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 132
  • Sugar: 4.5 grams
  • Fat: 8 grams
  • Protein: 2

Keywords: granola cookies

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    1. Faith
      March 11, 2020 AT 7:09 pm

      Hey Brittany. These look delicious! How many calories is in one cookie?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 12, 2020 AT 5:54 pm

        I just added the nutritional info, sorry about that! One cookie has about 132 calories.

    2. Kate
      September 22, 2019 AT 10:24 am

      I’m going to try leaving a question in the comments and see how it goes.
      In your recipes that call for making flax egg what is the ratio if I want to use chicken eggs? Does the recipe on these peanut butter granola cookies flax egg equal one bird egg?
      My apology if this site is strictly anti egg eating.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 22, 2019 AT 8:22 pm

        Hi Kate! Yes! I think one regular egg should work just fine. Let me know how they turn out for you.

    3. Traci
      September 15, 2019 AT 4:20 pm

      Lacked flavor (used dark chocolate coconut granola) and were very dry and crumbly. May have been the natural PB? Better recipe: 1 c regular PB, 1 egg, 1 c sugar. Bake 350* for 10 min, let cool 4 min on pan before removing. Perfect crowd pleaser every time!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 15, 2019 AT 6:45 pm

        Oh no! I’m so sorry they didn’t turn out well for you, Traci. Thanks for letting me know. Perhaps it was the type of granola you used that made the cookies dry.

    4. Hellen
      April 10, 2019 AT 1:09 am


    5. Janet Fazio
      April 6, 2019 AT 3:31 pm

      I’m looking forward to trying these out. I love that there’s no added sugar. I may even try them pre-run instead of my usual packaged “fuel”

    6. Deb
      April 4, 2019 AT 7:33 pm

      Can I use a regular egg?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 5, 2019 AT 8:35 am

        Yes! I think a regular egg should work just fine.

    7. Yıldırım Satılık Daire
      January 9, 2015 AT 2:42 am

      I love simplicity, it’s amazing how wonderfully these turned out and while only using 3 ingredients. Amazing

    8. Heather
      January 24, 2014 AT 10:19 am

      Hi Brittany,

      These look delicious! I have been following your blog for awhile now and just LOVe your recipes and your site. I would love to try these. Can we buy Love Grown granola locally or is it only available online? I will be making the your Magic Cookie bar recipe soon too!!!
      Heather 🙂

    9. Elena
      February 2, 2013 AT 9:34 am

      This easy and good recipe i did several times, thank you !

    10. kelly
      August 29, 2012 AT 4:28 pm

      how much sugar per cookie?

      1. Eating Bird Food
        August 29, 2012 AT 5:25 pm

        5 grams.

    11. Lindsay
      August 27, 2012 AT 3:20 pm

      What a quick and easy recipe! Sounds so good!

    12. Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers
      August 22, 2012 AT 5:16 am

      Yum – those sound wonderful. Then again, with those ingredients, how could they not???

    13. Natalie @ FreshLifeFindings
      August 21, 2012 AT 1:52 pm

      These look SO good! I love their granola so adding dark chocolate peanut butter sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    14. Averie @ Averie Cooks
      August 21, 2012 AT 9:36 am

      They look fabulous! Also saw them on FG – congrats (and delish!!!)

      1. Eating Bird Food
        August 21, 2012 AT 11:14 pm

        Thanks lady!

    15. Wharn
      August 21, 2012 AT 5:48 am

      So gooooooooooooood!!

    16. Rachel
      August 20, 2012 AT 10:31 pm

      this recipe looks amazing! I LOOOVE that peanut butter 🙂

    17. Lauren
      August 20, 2012 AT 3:39 pm

      These sound amazing! Seriously, what is not to Love about Dark Chocolate and granola! 🙂

    18. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
      August 20, 2012 AT 2:26 pm

      Considering that peanut butter and chocolate are my favourite things on earth – I am all over these cookies 🙂

    19. jen @ diets
      August 20, 2012 AT 12:23 pm

      These look delicious and so healthy! I have changed my diet to eating healthy and this is a perfect snack.

    20. Kammie @ Sensual Appeal
      August 20, 2012 AT 12:11 pm

      I love simplicity, it’s amazing how wonderfully these turned out and while only using 3 ingredients. Amazing

    21. Trine-Marie
      August 20, 2012 AT 11:53 am

      I stumbled across your blog from read pbfingers.com, and I LOVE your recipes section! 🙂 I will definitely be trying out several of them!

      1. Trine-Marie
        August 20, 2012 AT 11:54 am

        reading* not read…

    22. Lauren @ Golden Ring Runner
      August 20, 2012 AT 11:46 am

      Wow, just wow. They look amazing! Also, what font did you use in the picture where you labeled them? I’ve been trying to find that font for a while now!

    23. jessiebearwhat
      August 20, 2012 AT 11:02 am

      Holy delicious. I need to make these. I think I would make it with PB&co’s White Chocolate Wonderful flavor, because that’s my favorite. I swear that peanut butter has crack in it..

      1. Eating Bird Food
        August 21, 2012 AT 11:12 pm

        I think you’re right!

    24. Erica { EricaDHouse.com }
      August 20, 2012 AT 9:11 am

      The cookies look so delicious and healthy … if I could only stop myself from eating half a dozen!

      1. Eating Bird Food
        August 21, 2012 AT 11:06 pm

        Yeah…. about that. lol 😉

    25. Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots
      August 20, 2012 AT 9:05 am

      these look so good and so easy to make!

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