Banana Bread Granola
- 2 ripe bananas
- 300g rolled oats
- 1 tbsp shelled hemp seeds
- 100g pecans, roughly chopped
- 100g walnuts, roughly chopped
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 40ml coconut oil
- 60ml maple syrup or coconut nectar
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp brown sugar or coconut sugar
- ½ tsp salt
Preheat your oven to 180°C. Mix the oats, cinnamon, sugar, salt, hemp seeds and nuts in a large bowl.
Put your coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla into a small saucepan over low heat and mix until the oil has melted.
Pour the melted oil mix into a mixing bowl and add the banana. Smash the banana with a fork or hand blender until very slightly chunky. Next, combine your wet and dry ingredients and mix well.
Spread the mixture evenly over a baking sheet – make sure it doesn’t get crowded; you may need to use another baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. If you need more time, bake for another 5 minutes, or until crisp.
Remove from the oven and toss the granola a bit to release a bit of heat. Allow it to completely cool on the baking sheet. Store in a sealed container or Mason jar – it should keep for a couple of weeks.