You know, when it comes to granola recipes, you are going to get some good ones from us!!!
This Banana Nut Granola is amazing!!
Made with real bananas, there is no fake banana flavor going on… it has fresh banana flavor and crunchy roasted pecans.
I love to eat granola in a bowl with lots of almond milk, but it’s also amazing sprinkled on top of yogurt or vanilla ice cream. Or, since this one comes out in nice chunks (if you don’t over stir it while baking!!), just snacking on it plain!
Jus look at these big crunchy pieces. Yum!
Once you make this Banana Nut Granola, you are going to want to try some of our other flavors.
There is something about baking up a big batch of granola and having it in your pantry ready to go for breakfast or snacks for weeks. Definitely worth the little bit of effort it takes to make it.
Try our Cashew Coconut Turmeric Granola
Or how about Peanut Butter Granola!
And a bit more decadent… Samoa Granola!
I love banana nut bread and this granola gives me that delicious flavor, without all the guilt.
Ok, here’s how to make Banana Nut Granola.
I mixed together 2 kinds of oats, brown sugar and pecans.
Then, I mashed up ripe banana and mixed it with oil, hot water, and some cinnamon.
After I poured it over the oats and blended everything, I patted it onto a large baking sheet and let it go for a few hours. I stirred it just enough to keep the corners from getting too dark.
I use this heavy duty half sheet pan to bake a batch of granola.
After it cooled, I mixed in some dried bananas for extra banana flavor. So yummy!
- 3 1/2 cups quick oats
- 3 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1 cup mashed banana (about 2 large bananas)
- 2 Tbl vanilla
- 1/2 Tbl salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cup dried banana chips
- In a large bowl, mix together oats, brown sugar, and pecans.
- In a glass measuring cup, mix together remaining ingredients (except the dried bananas).
- Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Pat onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Bake for about 3 hours in a 225° oven.
- Bake until completely dry and browned, stirring gently as needed (only if corners and edges are getting too brown).
- Cool completely.
- Break into chunks and mix in dried bananas.