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GF Nutty Coconut & Banana Granola ~ Grab Those Bananas!

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Granola is my weakness and I love that this GF Nutty Coconut & Banana Granola gives me another reason to use up those extra bananas!

I had one extra banana that I needed to use or it was going in the compost! I already made cookies and didn’t need any more banana waffles and pancakes. Nor was I in the mood for banana bread.

I’ve seen a few variations of adding mashed bananas to granola and I thought this was an interesting and delicious idea.

I liked that it could be Low FODMAP friendly too simply by using just barely ripe bananas. The tricky part with just barely ripe bananas is they don’t mash easily, so I purée the banana in a blender or Vitamix and basically liquefy it. This works with other recipes too.

 

For this granola recipe, if you are Low FODMAP and using a barely ripe banana this is a super easy method for mixing the liquid ingredients:
Mix the banana, coconut oil, (no melting needed), vanilla, and pure maple syrup all at once in the Vitamix, and whip it up altogether. Then pour the mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients.

 

 This banana granola recipe makes about 10 -1/2 cup servings or 1/4 – 1/3 cup servings

To Make This Yummy GF Nutty Coconut & Banana Granola You Will Need These Ingredients:

  • Gluten-free old fashioned oats
  • Walnuts
  • Macadamia nuts or nuts of your choice
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt ~ omit if using salted nuts
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Hemp seed
  • Unsweetened coconut
  • Coconut oil, melted
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Banana, mashed ~ just barely ripe for Low FODMAP
  • Vanilla
  • Cranberries or Raisins optional

Large mason jars are a great way to store granola and they are also an easy way to share with a friend or neighbor!!

GF Nutty Coconut & Banana Granola

Healthy homemade granola with a hint of banana and lots of nutty crunch.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: allergy-friendly, breakfast, GF Nutty Coconut and Banana Granola, gluten-free, healthy snacks, homemade granola, Low FODMAP
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 315kcal
Author: Mary

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups gluten-free old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts ~ or nuts of your choice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt ~ omit if using salted nuts
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seed
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 large banana mashed ~ just barely ripe for Low FODMAP
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup dried cranberries or raisins ~ optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
  • In a large mixing bowl add the first 8 ingredients. Mix well.
  • In a small bowl add melted coconut oil, maple syrup, mashed banana, and vanilla. Mix well. Or use my Vitamix suggestion (perfect for less ripe bananas) and puree everything together. See Notes**
  • Pour liquid mixture over dry mixture and stir well. All ingredients should be nicely mixed and coated.
  • Spread onto parchment paper. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Stirring granola 2-3 times during baking time to brown evenly.
  • Remove granola from the oven and let it sit at room temperature to cool completely. Store in a tightly sealed container.

Notes

**Add the banana, coconut oil, (no melting needed), vanilla, and pure maple syrup all at once in the Vitamix and whip it up all together at once. Then pour the mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients.
**Nutritional values are counted without dried cranberries or raisins. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg

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