What really takes this wholesome granola (which doesn't taste wholesome at all) to the next level is coconut oil. If you absolutely cannot get your hands on coconut oil, you can substitute an equal amount of melted butter and the recipe will work. But coconut oil is absolutely mouthwatering in this granola, giving it a sweet, rich flavor. It also has many health benefits ranging from stress relief to bone strength.
When I drench this granola with milk, it infuses it with a sweet, warm, cinnamon flavor. Sinfully delicious, outrageously wholesome. Now that's how I like to do breakfast.
What other desserts would you like me to granola-fy? (I have already done carrot cake)
- 3-4 ish cups thick-cut, old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup hemp seeds
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup banana chips
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs [optional]
Mix all of the wet ingredients and bananas in a stand mixer. Add oats and let the machine run for a few minutes. Add hemp seeds. Scrape the sides until nice and clumpy. Add walnuts.
Spread granola onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 25-30 minutes, spreading and turning with a wooden spoon ever so often to make sure everything browns nice and evenly. Let cool, then stir in banana chips and chocolate.
Adapted from HappyYolks