You Will Need:
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 2 bananas
- 1/3 cup coconut oil (and a little extra)
- 2tbsp honey (or maple syrup/coconut or brown sugar)
- 1tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1tsp vanilla essence
- 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
- 1/4 cup flaked almonds
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/3 cup banana chips, crushed
Preheat oven to 180C.
Start by placing the bananas in a food processor or similar to blend, making there’s little to no lumps.
In a large bowl, add in the rolled oats, salt and chopped nuts. Stir to combine.
Place the blended bananas in a saucepan with the coconut oil, honey, cinnamon and vanilla, and gently simmer over a low heat for around a minute. Stir well during this time, and add in a couple of tablespoons of water to ensure the mix doesn’t get too thick.
Add the liquid mix to the dry ingredients, and stir well – the dry ingredients should all be coated in the banana mix.
Pour the granola in to a large, greased baking tray, along with a little extra coconut oil. Place in the oven for around 50 minutes, making sure to stir the mix every 20 minutes or so.
After the time is up, make sure the granola is nice and crispy – it should be a lovely rich dark caramel colour. We like to leave the baking tray in the warm oven, with the oven turned off, overnight – just to dry out the mix a little more.
Once you’re sure the mix is lovely and crisp, add in the chia seeds and crushed banana chips. Taste to ensure your granola is as tasty as possible – you can add in a little more coconut sugar or cinnamon at this point too.
Once cool, place the mix in an airtight jar. Serve up with coconut yoghurt or almond milk for a delicious, goodness-packed breakfast!
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