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Banana Bread Granola

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Author: Lorie Yarro


  • 2 ¼ cup rolled oats regular or gluten free
  • 1 medium banana
  • 3 T maple syrup or honey
  • ½ T cinnamon
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce or ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Puree banana in food processor or blender.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine pureed banana, vanilla, maple, and apple sauce or coconut oil. Stir well.
  • Add in cinnamon, sea salt, and oats and stir to fully coat oats.
  • Stir in crushed pecans.
  • Spread mixture evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for about 24-27 minutes or until golden brown.


If you like your granola chunky and in big clusters, do not stir halfway through baking time. If you prefer smaller pieces of granola, stir or shuffle mixture a bit halfway through baking.