Peanut Butter Banana Granola

Peanut Butter Banana Granola

I’ve eaten yogurt, granola and a sliced banana for more meals this past month than I’m willing to admit. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s so good or so easy; it’s probably a bit of both. I never knew if you could cook the banana flavor into the granola until I saw this recipe. That gave me all the confidence I needed to try it out.

This is the kind of granola I have no trouble eating all by itself. It has every flavor and texture in it you could possibly want. The clusters are slightly softer than normal granola because of the bananas; it reminds me of the crusty outside of slightly overcooked banana bread. It’s great to eat with just about any flavor of yogurt, too.

Peanut Butter Banana Granola Ingredients

This granola tasted fresher than any I’ve tried before. It’s great to make for yourself if you will eat it over the course of a week but might not be the best to give as a gift to someone. Make sure to refrigerate this to keep it its freshest.

Peanut Butter Banana Granola

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Ingredients(Makes about 3 cups)

  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips(optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts(optional)

Peanut Butter Banana Granola Yield

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the banana, oats, syrup, peanut butter, oil, cinnamon, vanilla and salt until evenly mixed.
  3. Spread the oats out in a thin layer on a non-stick baking surface.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes, breaking up the oats into clusters about 20 minutes into baking.
  5. When the clusters are golden and firm, remove them from the oven and let them cool.
  6. Once the granola has cooled, add chocolate chips or nuts if using. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator when not eating.  

Peanut Butter Banana Granola Yogurt

 

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6 Responses to Peanut Butter Banana Granola
  1. Kristi
    June 5, 2013 | 7:00 pm

    I don’t think I’ll ever buy granola at the store again. There are so many good recipes out there. I haven’t ever made granola with banana, but I always have that one banana that I need to use before it goes to waste.

  2. Whitney M
    June 6, 2013 | 11:15 am

    I am snacking on this right now! It’s very very good and clustered wonderfully! I also added chocolate chips and peanuts. Thanks for the great recipe! I will be making again 🙂

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  4. Megan
    July 20, 2013 | 3:12 pm

    How long is it okay for in the fridge (ie what is it’s shelf life???). Thanks!

    • Wannabe Chef
      July 20, 2013 | 4:18 pm

      I would guess 2 weeks but it didn’t really last long enough to know.

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