Banana Chocolate Chip Granola
 
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Banana Chocolate Chip Granola is minimally sweetened with banana and maple syrup -- no refined sugar! It's reminiscent of banana bread, but much healthier!
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Serves: 10-12 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats*
  • ¾ cup walnut pieces (or your favorite nut)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil*
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 medium banana, mashed (about ½ cup)
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, walnuts, chia seeds, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Place the coconut oil and maple syrup in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until warm and melted. Stir in the vanilla and banana puree until incorporated.
  4. Stir the banana mixture into the oat mixture until the oats are well coated. Pour onto the rimmed baking sheet in an even layer and bake for 25-30 minutes or until crisp and golden brown.
  5. Remove from the oven and cool completely. Place in a bowl, break into clusters, and gently toss in the chocolate chips. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Enjoy!
Notes
*Be sure to use 100% certified gluten free oats to make this recipe gluten free.
*The coconut oil may be replaced with canola oil.
Recipe by Flavor the Moments.
Recipe by Flavor the Moments at https://flavorthemoments.com/banana-chocolate-chip-granola/