This is the best homemade granola butter! This oatmeal spread is slightly sweet, a little nutty, full of flavour and tastes like oatmeal cookie dough! It's easy to make with rolled oats, hemp hearts, maple syrup and avocado oil and can be used in so many ways.
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Why you will love this recipe:
- The flavour! This granola butter recipe is slightly sweet, a little buttery, and a little nutty. It tastes like a delicious oatmeal cookie! This is a whole new way to use oatmeal!
- It's easy to make with simple pantry staple ingredients.
- It's so much cheaper to make it yourself rather than buying pre-made store bought one Oat Haus granola butter so it's a great way to save money on groceries.
- Kid's love this delicious spread and it's safe for them to take to school since it's peanut free and nut free.
- You can use granola butter in so many ways!
- This recipe is healthy, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, high fiber, plant based, nut free, refined sugar free and free from processed ingredients and vegetable oil which many store bought spreads contain. It's great for those with allergies or dietary restrictions.
- This recipe is very adaptable so you can give it the flavour you prefer.
- It stores really well so it's great for meal prep. You can also put this butter into mason jars and turn it into a homemade gift.
Taste and texture:
This healthful spread is thick, smooth, creamy, rich and gooey. It has the silky smooth texture of a nut butter. It has a flavor of oatmeal cookies. It's a little sweet, with a nutty flavor, even though it's made with no nuts.
Key ingredients and substitutions:
These simple ingredients are easily found at any grocery store. For the exact measurements refer to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Rolled oats - rolled oats form the base of this spread. Be sure to use rolled oats and not quick oats or steel cut oats to make this recipe. If you are gluten free be sure to use certified gluten-free oats. I personally prefer to use gluten free, glyphosate free and sprouted organic oats to make this spread.
- Hemp hearts - hemp hearts help add tons of healthy fats and protein to this recipe. They also give this dip a nutty flavour, even though it's nut free. If you don't have hemp hearts you could use flax seeds instead.
- Avocado oil - avocado oil is used to help blend everything together and create the perfect creamy spread. I prefer avocado oil because it's high in healthy omega-3 fats and has a very neutral flavour so it doesn't change the taste of this oatmeal spread.
- Maple syrup - this is used to help add the perfect amount of sweetness to this recipe while keeping it refined sugar free. You could also use agave syrup or date syrup instead.
How to make:
First, preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the oats, coconut flakes and hemp hearts on the baking sheet.
Now bake for about 8 minutes, until toasted and the coconut flakes are golden brown.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the dry ingredients cool. Then transfer them to a food processor and add the remaining ingredients.
Lastly, blend everything well until you have a smooth butter. You will need to take breaks intermittently to scrape down the sides of your food processor. Note: if your food processor starts to smoke or get too warm, stop and let it rest for a while before blending again. It will take about 20 minutes to fully blend so you will need to have a little patience.
- If you want a runnier butter or are having a hard time getting it to blend, add another 1-2 tablespoon of avocado oil.
- Be sure to use coconut flakes and not shredded coconut to make this delicious nut-free spread.
- Making this butter does require a bit of patience. Stop your food processor every so often to scrape down the sides of the food processor, and if it starts to overheat, let it rest and cool and then blend again.
- You can blend this butter into your desired consistency. I like mine nice and smooth, but if you want it to be a little chunky blend it for less time.
Variations and add ins:
- To make this into vanilla granola butter: add an extra tablespoon of vanilla extract to the recipe.
- To make cinnamon granola butter: add 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon plus 1 teaspoon vanilla extract to the recipe.
- To make it into chocolate granola butter: add 2-3 tablespoons of cocoa powder while blending the granola or add some chocolate chips into the oat mixture during the last 5 minutes of baking. I think this version tastes like brownie batter!
- Add dried banana and some ground cinnamon to make it taste like banana bread.
- To give this butter more protein I love adding a few scoops of collagen peptides to make it a high protein spread. The reason I love using collagen peptides to add protein is that it is tasteless so doesn't impact the flavour of the butter like protein powder would. Just note that collagen peptides are not vegan.
- Instead of hemp hearts you could use flax seeds. Just note this will change the flavour and the nutritional profile of the spread.
How to serve:
You can use this heavenly spread the same way you would use peanut butter, almond butter or your other favorite nut butter.
The wonderful texture makes it great to spread on toast or English muffins. You can also use it as a dip for fresh fruit, use it to top rice cakes, oatmeal or overnight oats, pancakes, crepes, muffins, or waffles. It's also delicious eaten right off the spoon!
This oat butter spread also makes a great addition to smoothies. It is also delicious mixed with yogurt or greek yogurt.
How to store:
Store this butter in an airtight jar or airtight container in a cool dark place for up to 2 weeks. If the oil separates give it a good stir before serving. One tip to help prevent the oil from separating is to store the jar upside down. That way when you flip the jar over to serve it the oil will spread through the butter.
You can also store this butter in the fridge and it will last for months, but note that it will firm up and develop more of a fudge like texture so you will need to let it come to room temperature before serving to give it the nice gooey texture you want.
Frequently asked questions:
Granola butter is a spread that is similar in texture to nut butters like peanut butter or almond butter, but it is made with toasted oats and other added ingredients like coconut flakes and seeds instead.
Whether granola butter is healthier than peanut butter will depend on the ingredients used to make each butter. In general, granola butter is higher in sugar and carbohydrates but lower in fat and protein compared to peanut butter.
No you do not. You can store it in a cool, dark place. If you do store it in the fridge it will harden and develop more of a fudge-like texture.
No, granola butter is not low carb or keto.
Other recipes you will love:
- Sugar free granola
- Snickers cheesecake overnight oats
- Orange chocolate overnight oats
- Protein baked oats
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Granola Butter Recipe
- Preheat your oven to 325F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Spread the oats, coconut flakes and hemp hearts on the baking sheet and bake for about 8 minuets, until toasted.
- Once the oats, coconut and hemp hearts have cooled, transfer them to a food processor.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor.
- Blend well until you have a smooth butter. You will need to take breaks intermittently to scrape down the sides of your food processor. Note: if your food processor starts to smoke or get too warn, stop and let it rest for a while before blending again. It will take about 20 minutes to get fully blended.
- Nutritional values are an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.
- Be sure to use coconut flakes and not finely shredded coconut.
- Store this butter in an airtight jar in a cool dark place for up to 2 weeks or in the fridge for months.