Best part of being home during the day?
Skyping with Jilly bean when Bubby is babysitting 🙂 Love her little giggles!
Anywho, the other day catastrophe struck and I found myself without granola [it’s a good thing I’m not dramatic or anything]. Having recently received a package from Bob’s Red Mill, I knew I could remedy the situation.
I also happened to have a couple bananas that were pretty much banana bread-perfect. I reached for the oats and pecans and went to work.
Banana Bread Granola
Makes 5 cups
Recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker
– 3 cups rolled oats
– 1 1/4 cups raw pecans; chopped
– 1 tbsp ground flax seed
– 1 tsp sea salt
– 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
– 1/4 cup coconut oil; melted
– 1/4 cup honey [Substitute agave or maple syrup if vegan]
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 1 1/2 medium bananas; mashed
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, mix the oats, pecans, flax seed, sea salt, and cinnamon. Set aside. In a medium bowl, mix melted coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract, and mashed bananas. When the wet ingredients have come together, mix them into the dry ingredients until everything is evenly coated.
Spread the mixture onto two parchment- or silpat-lined baking sheets. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until golden brown. I didn’t toss my granola until the very end and was able to get nice big clusters. If you’d like smaller pieces, feel free to toss throughout the baking process.
Per 1/3 cup serving
212 Calories / 14g Fat / 20g Carbs / 3g Fiber / 6g Sugar / 4g Protein
Bob’s Red Mill has graciously offered one reader a package of the same 4 ingredients I received above. Click here to enter!
Looking for other recipes to make using these ingredients?
Here are a few I have on my list:
- Blissful Blueberry Banana Spelt Muffins – Oh She Glows
- Cinnamon & Pumpkin Spice Almond Bread – Cotter Crunch
- Paleo Sandwich Bread – Peachy Palate
- Citrus-Pumpkin Seed Crusty Spelt Brown Bread – Healthy Happy Life
Food for Thought
What would you make with these ingredients?
What is your favorite kind of granola?