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Banana Bread Granola

Oats are tossed with pecans, walnuts, banana puree, honey, and cinnamon to make for a crunchy snack that tastes (and smells!) just like banana bread. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 14 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old fashioned oats not instant!
  • ½ cup banana puree about 1½ bananas
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup pecans
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Add nuts and oats to a large bowl. In a separate small bowl, add the banana puree, oil, salt, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla extract and whisk together. Pour mixture into bowl with oats and nuts. Stir together until well-mixed.
  • Pour granola onto large baking sheet and spread evenly into one layer and pat down to compact the mixture. Bake 15 minutes and remove. Stir mixture, pat down to compact it again, and return to oven for another 20 minutes, until the mixture is golden brown.
  • Remove from oven to cool. Once cool, break apart the granola into chunks.