Banana Granola (Oat Free Granola!) (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free)
Free of oats and grains, this healthy Banana Granola recipe is packed with whole, real foods. Filled with texture and a lovely mild banana flavor.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 19 1/3 cup servings. Recipe makes a total of 1 lbs (8 cups)
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 17x11-inch cookie sheet with parchment paper, making sure the paper coves the edges of the pan also.
In an bowl, mix together the banana puree, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
Coarsely chop the cashews, pumpkin and sunflower seeds using a knife or a food processor. I use my food processor, and I prefer to chop the cashews and seeds individually.
Place the chopped cashews and seeds in a large bowl, and mix in the shredded coconut, chia seeds, coconut sugar and dates. Then, add the banana mixture and mix until everything is well combined.
Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared pan. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and let it bake for another 15 minutes. Keep an eye on it so that it doesn't burn.
Set pan on a cooling rack for 5 minutes, then chop the granola into pieces as large or as little as you prefer.
To preserve freshness and crunch, store the granola in an airtight container in the fridge or a cool place like your pantry.
P.S. nutrition facts calculated without the Medjool dates.
Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g