Banana Bread Granola

There is so much more you can do with super ripe bananas than make banana bread…  Why not instead make the absolute best-tasting granola you’ve ever had?  With all the flavour of the pandemic’s favourite loaf, it also offers an epic crunch and beautiful chunky clusters.

Servings: 4-6 (depending on desired portion size!)
Preparation Time - 5 minutes
Cooking Time - 45 minutes

Ingredients

200g Just Natural Organic jumbo oats (gluten-free if necessary)
60g Just Natural Organic pecans, roughly chopped
2 tbsp Just Natural Organic milled flaxseed
1 small ripe banana (approx. 120g)
2 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsp (42g) Organic Kitchen extra virgin coconut oil, melted
1 tbsp (15g) Organic Kitchen smooth peanut butter, runny

How to Make it

  1. Preheat your oven to 135°C (275°F).
  2. Mix together the oats, pecans, and flaxseed in a large bowl.
  3. Blend together the banana, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, and peanut butter in a jug with a hand blender (or in a blender or food processor) until smooth.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well to combine.
  5. Place on a baking paper lined tray and spread out evenly.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, remove, and break up into clusters and chunks.  It will still be pretty undercooked except for around the edges. 
  7. Carefully give everything a mix up once you’ve broken it up and then return to the oven for a further 25 minutes, tossing carefully once or twice so it evenly cooks. It should be crisp to the touch, but will become crisper as it cools on the tray.
  8. Once cool, store in a tightly sealed container or jar.  Will last for a couple of weeks out of direct sunlight.