Banana Nut Granola

Banana Nut Granola

Ok I am not going to lie this is by far the best granola I have ever made. It is the perfect consistency- it is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. It has some nuts in there but not too many, and the taste is absolutely perfect.

I decided to make this granola because I constantly just had one overripe banana, and although the banana does not need to be overripe when you make this recipe, I finally found something I can make with a single ripe banana, because my banana bread recipes you usually need two bananas.

I love adding this granola to yogurt bowls, fruit bowls, in a bowl with milk, or just snacking on it. I gave my friends and family some of the granola to have them try it out and they are all just as obsessed as I am.

Granola is one of my favorite things to make because it is extremely effortless and really hard to mess up. You just throw everything in a bowl and press it down on a baking sheet and it comes out perfect every time.

A few of you have already made this recipe before which makes me so happy, so if you like this recipe please let me know I would love to hear your reviews!

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana, mashed (does not have to be overripe)
  • 2 Cups of old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 Cup of crushed nuts (I used a mix of walnuts and cashews and broke them up into small pieces, but you can use whatever type of nuts you want)
  • ½ Cup of maple syrup or honey (I use maple syrup)
  • ½ Cup of peanut butter (you can use any type of nut butter)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Use a fork to mash the banana in a large mixing bowl
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients into the mixing bowl and mix well
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  5. Press the granola into the baking sheet to form a rectangular shape
  6. Bake for at least 30 minutes or until the edges are golden brown
  7. Take out and let fully cool before breaking it into smaller clusters