banana bread granola

Share

start the new year right with this easy and healthy banana bread granola

healthy banana bread granola

this post was first published in January of 2014, now with updated pictures

I hope the new year is treating you well.  Today was our first day back to school and work after after a wonderufl holiday. Moving at Christmas time may not be for everyone. It was crazy, and busy, and exhausting but I wouldn’t have done it any other way.

banana bread granola

We got keys late on December 22. The kids and I moved as many boxes as we could that night, and then again the next day while we waited for Ian and the truck.  Appliances (that I am in LOVE with) arrived at 5 on the 23rd. We were putting beds together at midnight and hanging Christmas lights on Christmas eve.

And every minute of it was magical;  I was so sad to see everyone head off this morning.

But all good things must come to an end, and after a few weeks of eating pretty  much anything we wanted, it is time to get back on the healthy track.

Banana bread is one of my all time favorite snacks, but I am trying really hard to cut back on the bread, no matter how delicious. This granola tastes just like my beloved banana bread, but healthier. It is also a delicious addition to my morning yogurt and fruit.

banana bread granola

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas well mashed
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 3 cups of rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  • in a large bowl combine all of the ingredients
  • spread on a baking sheet in a thin layer
  • bake at 350 for about 30 minutes (I like to give it a stir half way through the baking time)
  • allow to cool and then crumble
  • store in an airtight container

I usually add almond meal to my granola, but if you want a more classic banana bread taste, try adding ground walnuts or pecans. Both are delicious, and for dessert I love adding a few chunks of dark chocolate or a dab of peanut butter.

Here’s to happy and less busy 2017

enjoy!

banana bread granola

you may also like

chocolate peanut butter granola

granola waffles

granola waffles

banana split bread

banana bread