I am more than happy to eat my beloved Clif bars every day, but sometimes it’s good to do something different. I’ve made this delicious and simple granola recipe twice now, and I figure that any repetition when it comes to recipes merits a mention on the blog.
Recipe credit: Fellow Chicago blogger See Anna Jane
You will need:
5 cups dry oats (not quick)
1/8 cup chia seeds (optional, but they do keep you fuller, longer)
2 cups of chopped nuts – I used 1 cup of sliced almonds and 1 cup of chopped pecans
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
2 very ripe bananas
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1). Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and line a pan with aluminum foil.
2). Combine the dry ingredients in one large bowl and mix. Peel and smash the bananas with a fork in a separate bowl, then add the rest of the wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry mix & combine.
3). Coat your hands with canola oil and scoop the mixture onto the baking sheet.
4). Bake for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
This granola is very filling, and tastes good on its own as a snack or with some milk and fruit for breakfast. It really only takes about 10 minutes to mix everything together, and one batch of this stuff lasts me over a week!
P.S. No, I’m not allergic to gluten. I went to the store after a long day of staring at the computer and somehow I missed the opportunity to pay $2 less for regular oats with the endosperms fully intact.