Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Granola

Apr 18, 2024

This chocolate peanut butter granola is reminiscent of haystack cookie and is loaded with fibre-filled carbs from the oats, nutritious fats from the natural peanut butter, and a boost of protein from protein powder!

This chocolate peanut butter protein granola will add a boost to your breakfast with 8g of protein per ½ cup serving. As Registered Dietitians, we recommend consuming a minimum of 20g of protein per meal and up to 50g of protein for those with higher protein requirements. Pairing this granola with another high protein food such as Greek yogurt, Skyr yogurt, or ultra-filtered milk will complement the protein in the granola to create a very high protein meal! In addition to protein, this granola contains fibre and healthy fats to keep you feeling full for longer.





SERVING: 8 servings (½ cup or 45g per serving)


  • 2 tablespoons (30g) coconut oil
  • ¼ cup (60g) peanut butter
  • ¼ cup (60g) maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop (30g) protein powder
  • ¼ cup (60mL) water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1⅔ cups (160g) quick oats
  • ¼ cup (30g) unsweetened shredded coconut



  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt the coconut oil in the microwave for 15 seconds and then add peanut butter and maple syrup (or honey) and stir. If you need, add the mixture to the microwave for another 15 seconds to melt the peanut butter and syrup.
  3. Then add the cocoa powder, protein powder, water, and salt. Stir to combine.
  4. Add the oats and shredded coconut. Stir to combine.
  5. Spread the mixture onto a parchment lined baking tray. You can break the mixture up into small or large chunks based on your preference.
  6. Bake for a total of 18 minutes. Gently flip the granola using a spatfula at the halfway mark (ie. 9 minutes). When flipping the granola you want to maintain the chunks so that you have a chunky granola versus a crumbled consistency.  Remove the granola from the oven at the 18 minute mark and let cool before transferring to a resealable jar or container. Store in the pantry for up to 1 week.



Use the chocolate peanut butter protein granola as part of a complete meal. The granola contain a mix of protein, fat, and carbohydrate. However, we recommend pairing it with other foods for a more complete and filling meal. For example, you might serve the granola as a yogurt parfait with:

  • Protein: 1 cup plain Greek or Skyr yogurt
  • Carb½ cup of the peanut butter protein granola
  • Fat: ½ cup of the granola which contains fat sources from peanut butter and coconut
  • Colour: 1 cup of frozen or fresh berries 




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The recipe makes 8 servings of ½ cup (45g). You can adjust the serving size based on your personal preference. The full nutrition breakdown is shared below!



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