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glass jar of banana bread granola on a tray next to a glass of milk

Banana Bread Granola

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This healthy granola recipe is easy to make and full of cozy banana bread flavor! Naturally sweetened and packed with vegan protein, this simple treat is great for breakfast or as a snack. 


  • 3 cups rolled oats, gluten free if necessary
  • 1 cup mixed nuts of choice (I used half chopped walnuts and half slivered almonds)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • Two medium ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 24 TBS maple syrup, depending on desired sweetness level*
  • 3 TBS coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Oil or line a two large cookie sheets with parchment and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, nuts, coconut if using, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. Next add bananas, maple syrup, and coconut oil. Use a fork to mash together as much as possible, insuring everything is evenly coated. Feel free to use your hands to ensure all grains are evenly coated.
  4. Spread granola out in even layers on prepared baking sheets. Try to make the layers of granola very thin, so that they bake more evenly.
  5. Bake cookie sheets for 10 minutes and check to see if the edges are browning. Bake for 5-10 more minutes until crispy. Remove from oven, let cool, and break into chunks. Add chocolate chips if using.


If your bananas are not very ripe, you will need more maple syrup. I try to use the same kind of bananas I would use for banana bread (very spotted/black).

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Snack
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories: 288 calories
  • Sugar: 7.6 grams
  • Sodium: 298 milligrams
  • Fat: 15.7 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 5.4 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10.3 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 32.9 grams
  • Fiber: 4.8 grams
  • Protein: 6.9 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

Keywords: granola, oats, nuts, snack, banana