This fun and fragrant Banana Bread Granola features a trio of nuts, mashed banana, and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon to make it positively irresistible!
In a large bowl, combine oats, pecans, walnuts, and almonds.
In a small bowl whisk together melted coconut oil with maple syrup, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon.
Mash banana until smooth and add to the wet ingredients. Pour over oats/nuts and mix well to coat.
As written this granola is lightly sweetened by the maple syrup and ripe banana. The riper the banana, the sweeter it will be. If your banana is just lightly spotted or you have a sweet tooth, you can add a little honey, brown sugar, or coconut sugar.
NOTE: I don't stir at the halway mark so I can break it into chunky clusters when it cools off. If you like your granola stirred and separated, you can do this at the halway point.
Once you remove your granola from the oven, allow it to cool on the baking sheet until completely cooled. This will give it the necessary time to get that signature crunch we all know and love. (The granola will not crisp up until it has cooled.) If you're adding the optional chocolate chips, add them at this step.
For a gloriously gluten-free granola, simply check the label on your oats to ensure they’re certified gluten-free. Easy peasy!
Recipe yields 4 cups of granola total. Nutrition Facts below are estimated per 1/2 cup serving using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!
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