Crunchy Chocolate Banana Granola

A flavorful, fresh twist on granola.

I am back with yet ANOTHER granola recipe! It was time to refresh the supply or lack thereof, of granola in our household so I mixed it up from some basic flavors to something more fun! I also decided to incorporate a fruit into this one which I have not done before so that was quite interesting! It turned out so flavorful (despite being a little overcooked) and the container was empty in two days, so I’d say that’s a good sign!

Final Product!

Ingredients

What you will need…

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped cashews
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1-2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave
  • 1 whole banana (smashed)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 325-350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, add the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and smashed banana.
  4. Whisk until completely combined and there are only a few chunks of banana left.
  5. Add wet mixture into the dry mixture and combine well.
  6. Spread the mixture out onto the baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes stirring the granola halfway through.
  7. Remove the pan and let cool. DO NOT stir until cooled so that chunks can form.

I hope you all love this recipe as much as we did here in my household! As always, if you try this recipe, let me know in the comments below. Also be sure to tag me in your creations on social media, @eatnaturalwithnat! I will talk to you all next time!

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