How To: Make Your Own Granola – Banana Bread Granola

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Here’s how I see it – One can never have too many granola recipes. It is absolutely necessary to have a different granola recipe for every season, every mood, every craving.

Lets say the leaves are changing colours and fall is approaching, well it is obviously time to whip up a batch of pumpkin granola. Spring approaches and you want something a bit lighter, quinoa granola to the rescue. And for the simple, classic, but always delicious, our basic granola recipe is here to help you out. So what happens when you’re craving banana bread, but don’t feel like baking up a whole loaf? Make a batch of granola instead!

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This granola has all the elements of your classic banana bread rolled into an oat and nut filled crunchy cereal. Perfect for sprinkling over some yogurt, drowning in some milk, or simply eating by the spoonful.

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I’ve left the almonds and walnuts whole in this recipe for two reasons:

1. I love the crunch and texture they add

2. I am lazy

But if you’d prefer them chopped, then chop away.

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And if you normally take your banana bread with a handful of chocolate chips thrown in, well I think this granola wouldn’t object to that addition. I think banana bread season is upon us.

Dara

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Banana Bread Granola

Meal type Breakfast, Snack
Website Adapted from Minimalist Baker

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 ripe banana (mashed)
  • 1 Tsp vanilla

Note

This granola is great served with additional bananas and yogurt or in a simple bowl with milk. Pecans or cashews would be a great substitution for the walnuts and almonds.

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl combine oats, walnuts, almonds, flax, cinnamon, and salt. In a separate bowl combine melted coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and mashed banana.
3. Add banana mixture to oat mixture and stir until oats are coated with the wet mixture. Spread out evenly on a baking sheet and bake for about 28 minutes or until brown, stirring once. Set aside to cool and store in a sealed container.

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One thought on “How To: Make Your Own Granola – Banana Bread Granola

  1. This looks so so yummy I can’t wait to try it. The classic granola is a staple in our home and I have a feeling this one might end up in the rotation as well. Thanks!

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