- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- ¼ cup pepitas
- ¼ cup walnuts , chopped
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 2 ripe bananas , mashed
- ⅓ cup natural peanut butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Oil Free Peanut Butter and Banana Granola
If you’ve baked all the banana breads and in the world, but still have some ripe bananas on hand you want to use up, I have got a delicious Oil Free Peanut Butter & Banana Granola recipe just for you.
Who said granola is a thing you can only buy and that it is too complicated to make yourself?
Granola is one of those foods that I love having on hand, usually keeping one or two big mason jars of it in my pantry. Some of my favorite ways to eat granola are :
- As a topping on a smoothie bowl
- With a creamy chia pudding or plant based yogurt
- On its own as a snack, especially when the granola has a chunky & cluster-type texture
- With plant based milk
- Stuffing dates with peanut or almond butter and sprinkling some granola on top of them to add a crunchy element.
Now, this brings us to this recipe. What I love about it is :
Number one – it is very versatile. You can use any nuts or seeds you have on hand; no need to stick with pepitas and walnuts like I did. Also, if you have some puffed grains you want to use up, feel free to swap out 1 cup of oats with two cups of your favorite puffed grains to add an extra level of crunchiness!
Number two – it is oil free; the crunch in this granola comes from the maple syrup and the peanut butter baking together.
Number three – it requires very few ingredients (9 to be exact), which means it is a very accessible recipe! I bet you already have at least half of the items on the ingredient list in your pantry.