Banana Pecan Granola

I love granola, but I don’t always love random ingredients in store-bought granola. I was always intimidated by homemade granola, but hated how most granola contained honey, corn syrup, or refined sugar. I took the plunge and starting making my own. It is so simple to make and the ingredients can be found in most pantries.

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Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Bake Time: 25 Minutes

Temperature: 350°F | Serves: 7

INGREDIENTS…

  • 1 Cup of Rolled Oats
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Pecans
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut Sugar
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • ½ Tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2-3 Tbsp. Agave or Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Flaxseed
  • 1 Whole Mashed Banana
  • ¼ Cup Dairy Free Chocolate Chips or Cacao Nibs (optional)

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DIRECTIONS…

In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, pecans, flaxseed, spices, and coconut sugar. In a sauce pan over medium/low heat, warm coconut oil, agave, and the mashed banana. Pour the liquid over the oat mixture and stir. Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes, checking half-way through. Let cool and transfer to an air tight container.

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ADDITIONAL COMMENTS…

I like to add in the chocolate chips halfway through, but it is up to you. If you don’t want them melted, then add them at the very end. Watch the oven, because it can easily burn. It might not be crunchy right away, it takes a few minutes and you might need to break up the large pieces. If you are avoiding sugar, then you can take away the agave and coconut sugar and just add in another mashed banana.

I was inspired by the Minimalist Baker, here is her recipe: Pumpkin Maple Pecan Granola

I hope you like this recipe. Tell me what you think in the comments. Thanks for reading!

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