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.
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.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 50-60 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 300. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the bananas, dates, vanilla, and sea salt into a food processor or blender. Puree until very smooth.
- Stop the machine and add the almond butter. Blend again.
- 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.
- 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.
- Return to the oven and bake for another 20 – 30 minutes, until the granola turns golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and cool to room temperature.
- Store in an airtight container.