Peanut Butter & Banana Granola

I have shared a similar granola recipe before, but this has to be my favourite granola recipe that I have created to date! And it has three of my favourite ingredients – peanut butter, banana and quinoa! I used banana as the sweetener in this granola, so this granola has no added sugar not even unrefined sugar or dried fruit or date paste πŸ™‚ Banana also binds together all the dry ingredients in this recipe and gives the crunchiness in the granola and makes the amazing granola clusters. I used peanut protein powder in this granola which gives the amazing richness in flavour in the granola as well as the added protein goodness 😍

This recipe is also oil free, so it has less saturated fat. It is also nut free (peanut is not a nut but a legume and that is why dogs (which are not allowed to have nuts)) can eat peanut butter. But feel free to replace the seeds in this recipe with nuts of your choice if that is what you prefer.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have. As always, please let me know what you think of this recipe. If you like what you see on this blog, you can follow me on my blog, Facebook or Instagram for some food porn. Also, if you do recreate this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @subz_foodie πŸ™‚

Look at that granola cluster!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats;
  • 6 cups puffed grains (I used a mixture of puffed quinoa, amaranth, brown rice and buckwheat);
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat kernels or buckinis;
  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds;
  • 1/2 cup peanut protein powder (I used Macro Mike);
  • 1/2 cup linseeds;
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds;
  • 4 tbsp chia seeds;
  • 4 bananas, ripe;
  • 2 tbsp flaxmeal;
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter (or 3 tbsp peanut butter powder + 3 tbsp water); and
  • 6 tbsp water.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius and line a large baking tray with baking paper;
  2. In a food processor, place the bananas, flax meal, peanut butter and water and process until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy. You may need to scrape down the sides of food processor every so often;
  3. In a large bowl, place all the remaining dry ingredients and mix until well combined;
  4. Once the banana mixture is nice and creamy, pour this mixture into the large bowl with the well mixed dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Make sure all the dry ingredients have been mixed well with the banana mixture;
  5. Transfer the granola mixture to the baking tray and spread evenly across the tray;
  6. Place the tray in the oven and bake for 1-1.5 hours or until the granola mixture has completely dried out. You will need to stir the mixture every 10-15 minutes to ensure the granola cooks evenly;
  7. Once baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Place in an airtight container and store in a cool place for up to three month;
Yummy PB + banana granola with yogurt + fresh berries for breakfast

 

Happy cooking,

Suba

Xx πŸ’‹

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3 comments

  1. Hi! I just found your blog and I like your recipes πŸ™‚ I’ve been thinking about trying to make granola for a while, this one looks interesting!
    Regards,
    Azul

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