This Banana Bread Granola is crunchy, hearty, and tastes just like banana bread! It’s the perfect breakfast or snack to keep you full and satisfied!
Bananas are one of my favorite fruits to bake with. I love the sweet taste and flavor that it gives to this baked oatmeal and peanut butter banana bread. And because we always have some overripe bananas sitting on our kitchen counter, I’m constantly thinking of new recipes to make.
The hubster eats a banana just about every day, but once they start turning brown, he won’t touch them. So that’s when I hoard those overripe ones for baking. After all, the dark the better, right? And lately, the hubster has been ignoring a lot of overripe bananas, so I’ve been overflowing with ones to use for baking.
Yields 10 servings
This Banana Bread Granola is crunchy, hearty, and tastes just like banana bread.
5 minPrep Time
25 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups dried banana chips
- 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Dash of nutmeg
- 1 1/2 large bananas, mashed
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line a large baking pan with parchment paper or a silpat baking mat. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, walnuts, banana chips, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine the mashed banana, coconut oil, honey, and vanilla. Stir until well blended.
- Add the wet mixture to the oats and mix until thoroughly combined.
- Spread oat mixture onto baking pan in an even layer.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring halfway through, until granola is browned.
- Remove from oven and let cool completely on baking pan.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Granola will keep in an airtight container for up to three weeks.