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Author Notes: Crunchy -- in both senses of the word. This is the ultimate clumpy granola, plus it tastes like banana bread, PLUS it has flax seeds which I hear are good for you. I adapted this from a wonderful Happy Yolks recipe -- tweaking it to just what I like. —Posie Harwood
Makes 1 batch
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 2 very ripe bananas (I like to use frozen, then thawed ones)
- 3/4 cup flax seeds
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (use spicy Saigon if you can)
- 1 dash cardamom
- 1 pinch sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the bananas, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Mix until well combined and thick, and then add the oats.
- Mix on medium-low speed for about 3 minutes, then add in the cinnamon, cardamom, salt and flax seeds and mix until combined.
- Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment and bake it for about 25 to 30 minutes. After about 15 minutes, check the granola and stir it around gently with a spoon so it browns evenly but don't break up the clumps too much. Let it cool before breaking it up with your hands in large clumps.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Honey
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Breakfast Baked Good