Chocolate, Banana and Almond Butter Granola

Most supermarket granolas are packed with sugar, preservatives and trans fats. This is the perfect alternative – it tastes even better! It is so wholesome and nutritious. I know you’ll love it!

 

Chocolate, Banana and Almond Butter Granola

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup gluten-free oats or quinoa flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. flax or pumpkin seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup OR stevia powder (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla powder
  • 1-2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates (optional)
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs
  • 1/4 cup coconut chips/flakes
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter, melted
  • Pinch or two of Himalayan salt

 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
  2. In a food processor, combine the nuts, coconut flakes, seeds. cacao, dates (OK if you just mix with your hands and leave the nuts whole).
  3. Heat the coconut oil, mashed banana and maple syrup on the stove.
  4. Once the nuts and seeds are chopped, mix in the oats, cinnamon and vanilla.
  5. Add the coconut oil, maple syrup, banana and almond butter to the dry ingredients.
  6. Spread evenly on greased baking paper (I spray it with olive oil) on a tray and bake for about 15-20 minutes, until golden, turning halfway.
  7. When golden, remove and cool immediately to get it crispy. Break it into ‘granola’ like pieces.

 

I like to eat this granola with yoghurt and fruit – nice and chunky. I also top all my smoothies with it for the crunch factor!

Note: You can add any ingredients to the above recipe – work with what you’ve got!

 

 

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  • Homemade granola is so much healthier than store-bought. I love that there’s almond butter and banana in this recipe!

  • Nic

    Hi Jessica
    Just wondering whether you would store this in the fridge or pantry and how long it would keep for?

    • Either. I like to store mine in the fridge. For 1-2 weeks I would say

  • Alyce

    What could you use instead of banana?

    • You could leave out the banana and use dates?

  • Ankita

    What can I use instead of coconut butter??

    • Normal organic butter or olive oil 🙂

  • Stel

    You could definitely use pumpkin or sweet potato instead of banana! Mmmm! I LOVE this recipe, thank you for sharing, Jess. Would love for you to bring out a recipe/health/wellness/fitness book!

  • Stephanie

    I didn’t have any coconut but made it anyways and I’m glad I did! It’s so good!!

  • Christine

    Hi Jessica,

    I see this makes around 2 cups, how much would you recommend for a healthy serve? I normally eat mine with yogurt and fresh fruit. Can’t wait to try! 🙂

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