Banana & Nut Granola

Some people rescue animals, others foster children and many try to do their best when it comes to caring for our planet. I’m definitely a firm member of team food rescue!! I hope you’ve figured out by now that I can’t stand food waste.

A supermarket trip recently saw me pick up a large amount of very overripe bananas going for easily a fifth of their usual price!! Then, along came a few batches of banana bread, more bananas went into the freezer for future creations and along came the inspiration for this gem of a granola recipe.

I’m a bit of a ritual person when it comes to mornings. My weekday breakfast wouldn’t change massively apart from the fruit with the seasons but otherwise granola and yoghurt or milk are constants!

Enjoy this granola and make sure to try my other firm favorites: Crunchy Apple & Seed Granola, Ginger & Coconut Granola and my 5 Minute Granola.

  • 1 overripe banana
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut or rapeseed oil
  • 350g oats
  • 40g desiccated coconut
  • 40g seeds
  • 40g nuts
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Optional: 1 tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/400°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the banana together with the peanut butter and oil until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Stir all the remaining ingredients through the wet mix until no dry oats remain.
  4. Spread the granola mix on a baking tray or ovenproof dish and bake in the oven for 25 minutes, stir regularly to ensure an even golden brown.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow the granola to fully cool before storing in a resealable jar or container.
Banana & Nut Granola; Delalicious; Sinead Delahunty
Happy baking,
Sinéad
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