Banana Bread Granola

This banana bread granola is packed full of gluten free oats, mashed bananas, banana chips, dark chocolate chips and lots of cinnamon spice. Plus it taste just like fresh baked banana bread!

This banana bread granola is packed full of gluten free oats, mashed bananas, sweet banana chips, dark chocolate chips and lots of cinnamon spice. Plus it taste just like fresh baked banana bread!

You know what I love? Breakfast.

You know I hate? Cooking breakfast.

If I had my way I would just eat bowl after bowl of peanut butter Cap’n Crunch every single morning. Except then the roof of my mouth of be tore up and I would go broke because cereal is freaking expensive.

Don’t get me wrong. I really love hot breakfast but as I have said about a million times on my blog I hate cooking in the morning. I have decided that if I win the lottery I would just hire someone to cook breakfast for me.

Every. Single. Day.

This banana bread granola is packed full of gluten free oats, mashed bananas, banana chips, dark chocolate chips and lots of cinnamon spice. Plus it taste just like fresh baked spiced banana bread!

Now, because I have yet to win the lottery (I should probably start playing) I still have to figure out how to feed myself in the morning. That’s where this banana bread granola comes into play. It’s easy to make, tastes good on top of protein packed yogurt and actually tastes like banana bread.

How crazy is that?

Plus you probably have all the ingredients just hanging out in your pantry RIGHT NOW! Well except maybe the banana chips. That you might have to pick up at the store…or you could just call your husband and make him pick up the chips.

Whatevs.

This banana bread granola is packed full of gluten free oats, mashed bananas, banana chips, mini dark chocolate chips and lots of cinnamon spice. Plus it taste just like fresh baked banana bread!

So you wondering what in this big bowl of deliciousness?

Gluten free oats, pecans, mashed bananas, cinnamon, Truvia brown sugar blend, banana chips and dark chocolate chips. Yeah, how good does that sound?

Sooooooo get your butt into the kitchen and make this granola. Stat!

Stat means now!

{Looking for even more delicious breakfast ideas? Try my Cranberry Orange Dutch Baby, Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Waffles and my Breakfast Stuffed Mushrooms!}

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Banana Bread Granola

This banana bread granola is packed full of gluten free oats, mashed bananas, banana chips, dark chocolate chips and lots of cinnamon spice. Plus it taste just like fresh baked banana bread!

Yield: 3 cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup mashed bananas
  • 1/4 cup Truvia brown sugar blend
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped banana chips
  • 1/3 cup mini dark chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat liner.

Add rolled oats and pecans to medium sized mixing bowl, set aside.

In a small mixing bowl whisk together mashed bananas, Truvia brown sugar blend, coconut oil, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon.

Pour banana mixture over oat mixture and stir to combine and equally coat.

Add mixture to the prepared baking dish and sprinkle the top with a pinch of kosher salt.

Add to the oven and bake for about 30-40 minutes making sure to stir every 10 minutes so the granola does not burn. You know your granola is ready to remove from the oven after it's brown and lightly toasted.

Let the granola cool for about 10 minutes and stir in banana chips and chocolate chips.

Stir to combine and let completely cool.

Serve overtop yogurt, sprinkled on oatmeal or eat by the handful.

This banana bread granola is packed full of gluten free oats, mashed bananas, banana chips, dark chocolate chips and lots of cinnamon spice. Plus it taste just like fresh baked spiced warm banana bread!

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Truvia but as always all opinions and non-sensical ramblings are 100% my own.

33 Responses to “Banana Bread Granola”

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — March 20, 2015 at 7:54 am

    I sort of want to marry you for this. The hubs just went gluten free, and he LOVES granola, and I have been wondering what kind of easy things I can whip him up before work.
    HOW DID YOU KNOW?!
    P.s Peanut Butter Captain Crunch?! MY LIFE.

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    Christie — March 20, 2015 at 8:29 am

    I am so with you. I hate cooking breakfast. My brain does not work in the morning. I’d be happy to grab a couple of spoonfuls of this delicious granola and plop it on some yogurt.

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    marye — March 20, 2015 at 9:02 am

    I really love granola. I used to cook a hot breakfast every morning when I was homeschooling and not working. Now it’s cereal. It feels like such momfail. BUT this granola is totally a win. And I know what you mean about PB Capn Crunch. It’s like it’s made of delicious little shards of glass.

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    Faith (An Edible Mosaic) — March 20, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Oh man, I could go for this right now! For a girl who doesn’t cook breakfast, you sure rock it out like a champ. I think I’m going to call Mike to make him stop on his way home for banana chips. 😉

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    Katherine — March 20, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Yeah, I just ate a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie for breakfast, I guess I know how you feel. However, I think you just inspired me to whip up a batch of cashew yogurt so I can try this granola with it!

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    Miranda @ Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt — March 20, 2015 at 10:04 am

    I’m with you girl on cereal being expensive! I’m digging this granola. It sounds like a win to me.

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    Kelley — March 20, 2015 at 10:09 am

    I am totally the opposite.. I love me some breakfast! I mean I dont make it around the normal breakfast hours because I’m not a morning person.. but I love it! This granola looks delish! Pinned to my breakfast board 😉

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    Tonia from TheGunnySack — March 20, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Ohhh…I totally agree! I love breakfast but I never feel like cooking first thing in the morning! This granola is perfection!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — March 20, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Oh, yum!! This granola sounds perfect!!

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    heather @french press — March 20, 2015 at 10:47 am

    breakfast is easily my favorite meal of the day, but only if I can wait until noon to make it, unfortunately the kids require food before school – this granola with some yogurt would be a HUGE hit with my daughter, she practically lives on granola and yogurt, and who doesn’t love banana bread

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    Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads — March 20, 2015 at 10:51 am

    What a fantastic flavor combo for granola! I know we’d love it!

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    Julia — March 20, 2015 at 10:52 am

    LOL, I’m on the same.dang.page! I’m an obsessive breakfast eater, but the process of making it isn’t my jam. When I make granola, I tend to do it at night so that I have it first thing in the morning so I can get my lazy feasting on. This banana bread granola sounds ah-may-zing! I can taste the flavors through my computer screen. Next time I granola, I’m going naner bread!

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    Abby @ The Frosted Vegan — March 20, 2015 at 10:59 am

    I feel this! I love breakfast and breakfast food, but cooking it when I’m starving is just like ughhhh I want to eat RIGHT NOW. Banana bread granola is the perfect compromise!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — March 20, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Seriously why does cereal cost so much? Oh well I’d rather eat a bowl of this amazing granola mixed in with my Greek yogurt anyways!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — March 20, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    I would love starting my day off with this granola! I’m not a fan of cooking breakfast either, so this kind of breakfast is just what I need!

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    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — March 20, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    I’m with you, we cook so many things breakfast is the last thing i feel like making in the morning. Having granola with yogurt is a win!

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    Stephanie Stuart — March 20, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Banana bread granola! Are you accepting proposals for marriage?! Seriously, this is an amazing recipe! thank you <3

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    The Food Hunter — March 20, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    I can’t wait to give this a try

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    Rachel @ My Urban Oven — March 20, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Love your photos…. made me fall right in love with your oatmeal and yogurt! Getting my butt in the kitchen and making this Stat! 😉

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    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — March 20, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    I LOVE this granola! I can’t believe you added banana chips, GENIUS!

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    Andi @ The Weary Chef — March 20, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    I love peanut butter crunch, but I bet this granola is way better. Beautiful photos!

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    Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) — March 20, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    That sounds delightful. I love granola with my yogurt in the morning. Mmm!

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    Heather / girlichef — March 20, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    So, here’s the deal – my kids love snackin’ on granola bars, but insist that they don’t like loose granola (I know, weirdos). Now, since they all love banana bread, I’m thinking this may be the granola that changes their tune. Gonna give it a go! If my hunch is wrong, I still win because I get to eat it all by myself.

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    Ginny McMeans — March 21, 2015 at 12:02 am

    Sold! I am not cooking breakfast ever again. This looks and sounds wonderful!

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    Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen — March 21, 2015 at 3:14 am

    I’m not a big fan of cooking in the morning either. I’d much rather pour some milk over this yummy granola or throw it on top of my yogurt and call it a day! And I am loving the little bit of chocolate chips-my favorite addition to banana bread! 🙂

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    Matea — March 21, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Banana bread in granola? That’s what I’m talkin’ about! 🙂

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    christine — March 21, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    I don’t like cooking in the morning either! I love tossing granola in yogurt and calling it a day! The flavors in this granola sound pretty much on target to my tastes, so I will be trying it!

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    Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen — March 21, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Brandy, you are keeeeling me with this Banana Bread Granola! I’ve always wanted to make granola, and never done it. And, now you know what I want for breakfast every day next week!

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    Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits — March 22, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Confession, on most mornings, I go to my container of home cooked granola, grab fistfuls of granola and just shove it into my mouth. I know it’s waaaay uncouth, but when hunger strikes, I guess there’s no time for the spoon! Anyway, can’t wait to make this and have it in my pantry!

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    ZazaCook — March 22, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Gorgeous photos!!!

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    Cookin Canuck — March 23, 2015 at 10:57 am

    For someone who doesn’t like making breakfast, you made some fantastic looking granola! I could eat this every single day.

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    Joanne — March 25, 2015 at 8:27 am

    So…I actually do have a container of (very old) banana chips….it’s probably about time I used them up don’t you think? And yes I am SO with you on breakfast! It’s my favorite meal, but I pretty much only cook it for lunch and dinner. I’m too cranky/lazy in the morning!

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