Easy to make homemade Banana Bread Granola recipe that tastes just like banana bread. Add the granola to yogurt, oatmeal or just simply add milk for a delicious and healthy breakfast.
Hello there! It’s Katie from The Casual Craftlete blog. Today I am sharing a super easy and tasty banana bread granola recipe. The weather is starting to cool down and there is a slight chill in the air. This means baking seasons is upon us. One of my favorite recipes to make is banana bread. Instead of just making another bread recipe, I thought I would add the same yummy ingredients and make granola. This granola is so incredibility good. It really does taste like banana bread only slightly healthier.
One of my favorite recipes to make to save money and use all natural ingredients is granola. This batch of banana bread granola makes quite a lot of granola, an entire 9 x 13 baking pan, and the best part is you know exactly what goes into the recipe to make the granola. I try to sneak in healthy ingredients like flax seeds that have tons of fiber that will keep you full. This granola recipe is also great to use very ripe bananas that are about to go bad. If you have never made granola before, don’t be intimated. There are just a few easy steps when it comes to making this recipe. So, if you can mash a banana and use a whisk to mix ingredients, you’re good to go!
- 5 cups old fashion rolled oats
- 2 cups walnuts, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons flax seed
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
- ½ mashed banana (approximately 1 banana)
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
- 2 cups dried bananas
- Preheat oven to 325 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine rolled oats and walnuts.
- In a separate medium mixing bowl, combine all the remaining ingredients except the dried bananas.
- Pour the liquid mixture over the oats and nuts and stir until well combined.
- Pour the mixture onto prepared baking sheet, using a spatula to pressed down on the granola.
- Bake at 325 F for approximately 30 to 40 minutes, or until the granola is golden brown.
- Remove granola from the oven and place on a wire cool rack and let cool completely.
- Once cooled, break the granola into chunks and add the dried bananas.
- Store in an airtight container for up to one week.
The granola can be added to yogurt, oatmeal, ice cream or just add milk. This is a hearty and healthy breakfast option that can be made ahead and enjoyed all week long.
Thank you for letting me share my banana bread granola recipe with you today. How do you like to eat your granola?