Simple Weekday Breakfast: Addictive Banana-Hemp Granola

There are some recipes that you just keep coming back to, and for me, THIS utterly addictive Banana-Hemp Granola from superfood guru Julie Morris is one of them. As soon as it comes out of the oven I am devouring it! Plus, not only is it delicious, but it’s made from good-for-you ingredients that will fuel your body up for your day.

This particular granola recipe yields a not as crunchy granola, but instead nice thick chunks of chewy deliciousness. Also? The smell in your house as this bakes is unbelievable.

I love the versatility of granola in the morning. You can eat it with your favourite milk, on top of yogurt, grab a handful as you rush out the door . . . My personal favourite is with coconut milk and fresh banana and cacao nibs. With a nice, big cup of coffee. It almost makes this quick, weekday meal feel like a lazy Sunday morning.

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Whip up a batch of this on this weekend and you’ll be thanking yourself every morning for the following week . . . if your batch actually lasts that long.

Also, if you’re like me your freezer is filled with bananas just begging to be baked into something. Consider their call answered.

Banana-Hemp Granola


Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 50-60 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 10 Medjool dates, pits removed
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ cup smooth almond butter
  • 3 cups oats
  • ½ cup hemp seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the bananas, dates, vanilla, and sea salt into a food processor or blender. Puree until very smooth.
  3. Stop the machine and add the almond butter. Blend again.
  4. In a large bowl toss the oats and hemp seeds together. Pour the banana blend on top and mix until the oats are well-coated.
  5. Spread the mixture evenly on the cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Take the granola out and use a spatula to flip and mix the granola, breaking up the larger chunks.
  6. Return to the oven and bake for another 20 – 30 minutes, until the granola turns golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and cool to room temperature.
  8. Store in an airtight container.

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