I’ve always been in LOVE with granola, but I hate the calorie and sugar content in commercial granola. It’s like “heeeeyyyyy I thought this was supposed to be a health food!?!?”. So time to make my own, no sugar, only the natural sweetness of bananas, crispy gluten free oats, coconut flakes, seeds and nuts. A little cinnamon and sea salt, some time in the oven, and BAM happy dance in my mouth, sans guilt. YAYYYYYYYYYY, dreams DO come true 😀 I love that this granola naturally lends itself to large chunks of granola. You can always crumble it up if you life, but at least you have the option to pick up big pieces and munch like granola bars. Heaven 🙂
All you need:
1.5 ripe banana mashed
1tbs peanut butter (melted if stored in fridge)
1/4 cup seeds (I mixed chia/hemp)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
dash sea salt
Combine all ingredients; turn onto a greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 on coconut sprayed cookie sheet for 15minutes, take out and flip, breaking up pieces. Bake another 10 min. Then remove the edges that are starting to brown and set aside, breaking up large pieces of granola as you go. Turn heat down to 300 and bake another 10 min, watching carefully to make sure your are not exceeding a golden brown. Remove, cool, and enjoy!