Banana Nut Granola

Here is a quick, easy and rather healthy granola recipe I came up with this week. I used less oil than most granola recipes call for, which I think made it less chunky, but I’m willing to sacrifice a chunky granola if it means my tummy won’t get chunky from eating it! Feel free to alter this recipe to suit your tastes. I’m a banana nut lover so I thought the addition of banana chips and cinnamon to this granola made it top notch. In the fall I bet apple chips would be sensational! I’ve been mixing this in my yogurt all week! 🙂

Banana Nut Granola

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups mixed nuts, chopped (almonds and walnuts are my fave!)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 honey
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • A hefty sprinkling of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup banana chips
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large (microwave safe ) measuring cup, combine the oil, honey and vanilla. Warm in the microwave for 20 seconds or until warm and pourable.
Combine all but banana chips and raisins on a large sheet pan in one thin layer.
Pour the honey mixture evenly over ingredients. Mix well so that everything is thoroughly combined.
Bake for 10 minutes, remove from heat and stir, and bake for 10 minutes more.
Let granola cool completely before adding the banana chips and raisins. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy 🙂

    6 comments

    1. Sara

      This looks SOO good! Can you bake banana slices in the oven to make your own banana chips? That might be a dumb question, but whatever 🙂

      Love the new look for your blog, btw!

    2. Jennifer

      Thanks, Lindsay, let me know how it turns out for you!

      And Sara, I’m pretty sure banana chips are made by dehydrating bananas. So if you have a dehydrator, have at it lol. I just bought mine in the bulk part of the grocery store where you scoop everything yourself. It was 27 cents for the banana chips for this recipe! And it took me foreverrrrrrrr to get the blog to look the way I wanted I went through a dozen themes before I found this one but I’m really happy with how it turned out. 🙂

    3. Meghan

      Mmmm It’s so much better to make your own granola so you can put your favorite things in it. This looks delish!

    4. LuAnne

      I am making this for the third time and it is great! I have added some maple syrup, coconut, and 1 overripe banana for some added flavor. Great with yogurt or just as a snack instead of grabbing something really bad for the diet! Thanks

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