Banana-Walnut Chocolate Chip Granola is easy to make and nice to enjoy in the a.m. for breakfast, or in the p.m. scattered over ice cream (yeah, that’s right)! The banana-walnut flavor combo is a classic!
I love granola straight out of the bag, or container as the case may be, and I love to make this Banana-Walnut Chocolate Chip Granola. You won’t believe how easily it comes together, and you won’t have to spend big bucks on it.
Dreaming of more granola? Try my Chunky Cherry-Chia Granola. It’s one of my favorite recipes on the site – it’s so flavorful!
Lately I’ve been eating plain Greek yogurt with muesli in the mornings. It’s easy to put together in the a.m. and I can carry it with me into my home office as I start my day.
Sitting next to my muesli in the pantry is a bag of store-bought granola that I now love thanks to my sister and her family leaving some behind after a recent visit. But, man! It’s expensive and I ration it to myself like it’s gold.
Homemade granola is the way to go! My Banana-Walnut Chocolate Chip Granola combines classic flavors into what will be your new breakfast favorite.
If you need a few more reasons why homemade granola is the bomb let me give them to you:
- Homemade granola it cost-effective so you don’t have to ration it like gold!
- No weird ingredients or preservatives included. It’s loaded with pretty basic stuff.
- It’s totally customizable. Add the chocolate chips or don’t. Add some coconut flakes at the end or don’t. You get the picture.
You’ll love the banana pieces in this granola, along with the crunchy walnut bits, and of course, the chocolate chips! I use mini chips because they don’t overpower the granola. If you know me, you know I’m cuckoo for chocolate, so trust me on using the mini chips!
If you like breakfast treats, you’ll love my “Peanut Butter & Jelly Breakfast Banana Splits.” I definitely need to make those again soon!
If you want to add your favorite dried fruit to the mix, go for it! Just be sure Not to bake it along with the oats mixture. Add it in once the granola is cool. Speaking of dried fruit and chocolate, you might like my recipe for Oatmeal Fig Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chunks.
The fresh banana adds a sweet touch to this granola. Because the banana is fresh, I store the granola in the fridge. It should be good for 4-5 days.
If you’ve never made your own granola, don’t fret: it’s really easy to make! You’ll love it for breakfast (or as a snack). It’s golden in my house!
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Yields Makes about 3 cups
5 based on 11 review(s)
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 large banana, diced
- 1/2 cup walnut pieces
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips, more or less
- Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Line two baking pans with parchment paper.
- Add 1/2 the oats to a food processor and pulse for a few minutes.
- Add all the oats to a large bowl along with the walnut pieces, sesame seeds, chia seeds, cinnamon, and salt. Mix to combine.
- In a small bowl, add the coconut oil, honey, and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine.
- Add the banana pieces to the oat mixture, add the wet mixture, and stir until well combined.
- Divide the mixture between the two pans and spread it out flat and evenly.
- Bake for 17-20 minutes, rotating halfway through baking, until golden.
- Allow the granola to cool completely, then break it up and add it to a bowl.
- Add the mini chocolate chips at this point (and dried fruit, if using), and toss to combine.
- Store in a container with a lid in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.