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Roasted Banana Nut Granola | @naturallyella

Roasted Banana-Nut Granola


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Ingredients

  • 2 barely-ripe bananas
  • ⅓ cup walnut oil
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 34 cups old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • ½ cup pecan pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400˚. Place whole bananas in the oven and let roast until peel has browned. Remove and let cool slightly.
  2. Remove banana from peel and place in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add walnut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt. Mix on medium-high until mixture comes together a bit.
  3. Add the 3 cups of oats and let mix on medium-low until oats are covered. Toss in pecans and chia seeds, mixing and adding a few more oats until granola comes together and clumps.
  4. Scrap out onto a covered baking tray and return to 400˚ oven. Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Half way through baking remove from oven and flip granola.

Notes

*I baked mine but my clumps were rather large and the center was still soft. I let it sit for a while (overnight actually) and it was still not quite crispy. I simply broke the granola in to smaller pieces and returned to the oven until everything was brown and crispy!

*Lightly adapted from Happyolks