What should you do with overripe bananas? Don’t throw them away, when bananas turn brown they are sweeter and perfect for baking sweet treats. My favourite way to use them is in this Banana Granola that you have to try. You probably have all the ingredients you need in this recipe so grab your bananas and start making this delicious banana granola.
Are you always looking for the biggest crunchiest granola pieces? That’s another reason why you have to try this recipe, this banana granola turns into big, crunchy clusters easily when you bake it. I start grabbing these big pieces as soon as I take them out of the oven even though I have burned my tongue a couple of times. Once you try this Granola, it’s irrestible! If you want to know more about homemade granola recipe keep an eye on my Granola Recipes section in the blog. I promise to keep growing it with hearty and delicious granolas.
How do you eat this banana granola? Straight from the tray, is my style, but it is even nicer with a bowl of milk or yogurt and topped with some fresh fruit in the morning. Last month was a very busy one for me so I ate granola in two different ways: milk + granola for my breakfast (nearly every single day) and also as a snack all day long. This Banana Granola makes me feel energetic, full and ready for anything the day throws at me.
This banana granola is surprisingly healthy. Every ingredient in this recipe is good for you, in moderation, obviously. Have a look at the ingredient list, Every ingredient is better than the previous one.
This Banana Granola is a good recipe to use up any overripe bananas and make a delicious breakfast granola. Have you tried my other granola recipes on the blog?
- 2 + 1/2 cups cup oats + 1/2 cup buckwheat (substitute for 3 cups oats)
- 1 cup pecans walnuts
- 1 Tbsp flax seeds
- 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar (I use moscovado sugar)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup if vegan
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
Preheat oven to 180ºC and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add oats, pecans, flax seeds, cinnamon, and brown sugar to a big bowl and stir to combine.
In a small saucepan heat up the coconut oil, then add the honey and the vainila extract. Simmer for a few minutes until well combined into a shiny sauce. Take out from the heat and add the mashed banana, stir well until smooth.
Pour in this sauce over the oats bowl and mix well until everything is thoroughly coated.
Spread onto the baking sheet and bake at 180º about 20'. Have a close eye because it burns easily.
Leave to cool before storing it in an airtight container. It should last for up to two weeks.
* Add 1 Tbsp more of sugar for extra sweetness.
Not much storytelling today, I just want you to try and enjoy this banana granola. I really think most of you will like it. Once you master this recipe you will find out that you can throw nearly every nut, grains, dried fruit into you granola recipes and it will work out find. I’m now working on into adding new spices into my next granola recipes, I let you know how it goes 😉