Vegan Banana Walnut Granola
As the granola is toasted, the heat brings out the full potential of rich banana-enhancing notes from the cashew butter, banana chips and walnuts. As bananas ripen, their starches convert to fructose which makes them sweeter and more suitable for baking. In fact, whenevery you plan on baking with banana I advise you to always use over-ripe bananas. I usually transfer these over-ripe bananas to a plastic freezer bag and store them in the freezer. When I have enough saved up I use them in things like Banana Bread, Banana Walnut Pancakes and this granola.
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Vegan Banana Walnut Granola Recipe3 over-ripe bananas
½ cup sugar
6 Tablespoons canola, light olive oil or rice bran oil
½ cup cashew butter
2 Tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
½ + ⅛ teaspoon salt
5 cups rolled oats (aka old fashioned)
1 cup wheat germ, wheat bran or oat bran
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup banana chips
1) Process the flavor building ingredients togetherPreheat the oven to 300F (149C). Add the bananas, sugar, canola oil, cashew butter, coconut oil, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt to a food processor and process until smooth.
2) Stir the granola togetherIn a large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, wheat germ, walnuts and banana chips. Add the wet ingredients from Step 1 and thoroughly stir until well combined.
3) Bake the vegan granola to perfection
4) Break up the granola
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So good, I highly recommend!
Thanks for sharing this! I love walnut. This is great!
Banana walnut granola
Simply delicious! HOWEVER, am dismayed that, given the recent issues with it, you call for "canola" oil in this recipe. I substituted apricot oil on one occasion; grapeswed oil on another n both worked well!!!