Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Peanut Butter + Banana Granola (See Jane Make)

Homemade granola was a household staple growing up.  Although I begged and pleaded for the packaged granola at the grocery store (you know the kind with huge, nutty, chunky clusters...mmm), my mom wouldn't budge because she made herself at home and unlike the store-bought version, it wasn't full of additives .  As I got older, I began to appreciate the fact that my mom said no to me about such things and also grew to love her granola.  She'd make me huge batches to bring to college and I still snack on it when I visit home.

And now, I share with you my mom's granola that started making in the 70s--before I was even a twinkle in her eye.  You can tweak the recipe any which way you want; here, I made a peanut butter and banana version.

5 cups old fashioned oats (NOT quick)
1/8 chia seeds
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chopped almonds
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 T vanilla extract
1/2 salt
1/2 c peanut butter (I used fresh honey peanut butter from Whole Foods)
2 very ripe bananas
1/4 honey

Preheat oven to 300°.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper.  In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.  In a small bowl, combine the wet ingredients.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix to combine. Drizzle with canola oil and mix around on baking sheet before placing in oven.  Bake for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  


Jackie G said...

Homemade granola is the absolute best. Way better than anything you can buy at the store, in my opinion anyways.

I've been making mine for about 1.5 years now, and since I discovered the recipe, have had it on hand just about every day. I actually shared the recipe with a couple friends this week.

I just started a blog (literally, like 2 days ago), but I will definitely post my recipe there at some point.

sip-n-wear said...

Yum... Never made my own granola but it looks easy enough to make

Arin {Heart of Chic} said...

Looks so delish!!!!! love peanut butter!!


Ladies in Navy said...

gorgeous photos! i love my mom's granola! :) she makes it similar to your recipe
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Allie Emme said...

That looks so good! I pinned the recipe so I can try it later.
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Jane said...

Ho la la, it looks so good <3

Abbey said...

looks delicious!



Anonymous said...

Do you smash the bananas into the peanut butter?

Anna Jane said...

@anon - Yep! That's why you need super ripe bananas; you mix the "wet" ingredients together before combining them with the "dry" ingredients.

Shannon Willardson said...

Homemade granola is delicious! I love this, thanks for the recipe!


Kareena K said...

this looks really good! can't wait to try it!

Josie said...

This sounds SO good. I'm going to make a batch this weekend!
xo Josie

Hope Howland said...

Sounds familiar! I grew up eating homemade granola as well! Now I'm hungry for it..

blairsays.com said...

I love the idea of making homemade granola. I have never tried it but it's so much better for you and a great healthy yet satisfying snack alternative. I will have to try this soon!

Sian Bowen said...

This sounds a.m.a.zing!! Definitely want to try and make this!! Yum!!



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Just Another Shopaholic said...

Looks amazing!