Banana Nut Granola

Make your own healthy granola, it’s so easy! Homemade Banana Nut Granola combines rolled oats with bananas, nuts, chia seeds & cinnamon and sweetened with palm sugar and honey for a delicious snack. It’s even great for breakfast as a topping for yogurt or sprinkle on some ice cream for a yummy dessert. 

Banana Nut Granola | 2 Cookin Mamas Make your own healthy granola, it's so easy! Homemade Banana Nut Granola combines rolled oats with bananas, nuts, chia seeds & cinnamon and sweetened with palm sugar and honey for a delicious snack. It's even great for breakfast as a topping for yogurt or sprinkle on some ice cream for a yummy dessert. #granola #healthysnack #bananas #nuts #chiaseeds #breakfast #dessert #recipe #homemade

I’m a granola addict! I admit it. I love to put granola on or in just about everything – top my  yogurt in the morning, add it to muffins, dredge chicken in it for a crispy coating and even coat chocolate covered banana slices in it for a healthy snack.

But the one thing I won’t do is go purchase granola from the store. Who knows what’s in that stuff?! Oh, that is aside from too much sugar and chemicals we can’t even name! There are several out on the market that do try to stay healthy and keep it more natural like Golden Girl Granola, but not many. Hence the fact that I make my own. It’s so simple and you can adjust the amount of sugar added and know exactly what you are getting.

Banana Nut Granola spilling out

I am really excited about the granola recipe below because it includes my other favorite food – the banana. What could be better than a healthy concoction of nuts, cinnamon, chia seeds, coconut oil and banana?! I always make a big batch once a month, trying different flavors, but always coming back to my favorite Vanilla Almond Granola and this one.

Banana Nut Granola square

I’m not sure why more people don’t make their own but I promise if you try this one you won’t be sorry. Next thing you know you’ll be whipping up batches every month just like me. You won’t believe how much more delicious it is when you make your own!

5 from 2 votes
BANANA NUT GRANOLA
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Homemade Banana Nut Granola is easy to make & healthy too! Oats are combined with bananas,nuts & chia seeds then sweetened with honey for a delicious treat.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keywords: 1 minute recipe, bananas, breakfast, chia seeds, granola, healthy, homemade, nuts
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 300 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 3 cups rolled oats (GF for gluten free diets)
  • 3/4 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 3 Tablespoons palm sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 6 1/2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ripe banana mashed
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray 2 large cookie sheets with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, nuts, salt, cinnamon and chia seeds.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, mix palm sugar, coconut oil and honey. Bring to just boiling to dissolve the sugar. 
  4. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract and mashed banana. 
  5. Pour over dry ingredients and stir until oats and nuts are completely coated. I like to get my hands dirty and scrunch up with my fingers so the oats get really well coated.
  6. Spread the mixture onto cookie sheets and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown, tossing once halfway through cooking.
  7. When done, remove from oven, toss lightly and let cool on cookie sheets.
  8. Store in tightly sealed container. Mine keeps about 3-4 weeks.
  9. Makes 4-1/2 cups.
Nutrition Facts
BANANA NUT GRANOLA
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Sodium 67mg 3%
Potassium 198mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 15g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 3.5%
Iron 8.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Make your own healthy granola, it's so easy! Homemade Banana Nut Granola combines rolled oats with bananas, nuts, chia seeds & cinnamon and sweetened with palm sugar and honey for a delicious snack. It's even great for breakfast as a topping for yogurt or sprinkle on some ice cream for a yummy dessert. #granola #healthysnack #bananas #nuts #chiaseeds #breakfast #dessert #recipe #homemade

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Julie Evink
    08/16/2018 at 2:09 pm

    I made this the other night and couldn’t wait to get up and have it on my yogurt in the morning! So easy and delicious, plus my kids ate it with me!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/19/2018 at 3:53 pm

      That’s great to hear! When kids say it’s good, its got to be true! lol

  • Reply
    Marjory
    08/16/2018 at 3:07 pm

    Love this recipe! I add it to yogurt with a few fresh berries! Yum!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/19/2018 at 3:52 pm

      That’s what I like to do with mine too! Helps keep me satisfied til lunch.

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