Banana Bread Granola that is so easy to make! Oats, walnuts, and banana chips sweetened with honey, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon, make this granola the best homemade recipe.
I adore granola and love to sprinkle it over my yogurt, eat it with milk, or munch on handfuls straight from the bag.
It has become a staple in my pantry and I literally can’t live without it. I really enjoy this strawberry yogurt granola!
My love for granola and banana bread is the inspiration behind today’s recipe. Banana Bread Granola – how amazing does that sound?
It’s my new favorite granola recipe. I’m hooked!
It has all the flavors of banana bread packed into bite-sized morsels of crunchy goodness.
I combined oats, banana chips, and California walnuts for supreme banana bread flavor. The walnuts add crunch and flavor depth, making them a delicious and versatile ingredient for sweet and savory dishes.
They also offer omega-3 fatty acids, plus four grams of protein and two grams of fiber per ounce which are important components of a healthy diet.
I always add walnuts to my banana bread so it was only natural to include them in this banana bread granola.
Use raw walnuts so they can be roasted with the oats, then stir the dried bananas in at the end.
The granola is sweetened with honey, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. The aroma is so warm and inviting.
It’s almost hard to resist.
This is a fairly small batch, yielding only four and a half cups. But it goes far considering half a cup is equal to one serving.
Bake the granola in a 13×9 inch baking pan. I like to press it in real tight so it forms one solid brick of granola then break it apart into smaller chunks after it has baked and cooled.
The result will be crunchy clumps of granola in various sizes.
Enjoy your granola with milk or your favorite yogurt. It’s the perfect snack for any time of day!
Banana Bread Granola
- 4 and 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 4 and 1/2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 and 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup raw California walnuts coarsely chopped
- 1 cup dried banana chips coarsely chopped
Adjust the oven rack to the upper-middle position and heat the oven to 325°F. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk the honey, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, and oil until well combined. Fold in the oats and walnuts until well coated.
Transfer to the prepared baking pan and press the mixture into an even layer. Use a stiff spatula to compress the mixture until very compact. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until lightly golden brown, rotating the pan halfway through baking. Cool to room temperature on a wire rack. Break the granola into pieces and stir in the dried banana chips.
Granola will keep in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
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