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Peanut Butter and Banana Granola

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Susan Reid

Peanut Butter and Banana Granola Recipe

Peanut butter and banana is a favorite combination for kids, and this granola, featuring those flavors, makes a wildly popular after-school snack.

At a glance

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Yield
8 1/2 cups, 17 servings
Nutrition information

Ingredients

Choose your measure:

  • 3 cups rolled oats, traditional (not quick) preferred
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast or wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey or brown rice syrup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon banana flavor (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup lightly salted peanuts
  • 1 1/2 cups diced dried banana chips or freeze-dried bananas
  • 1 cup raisins, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) a 13" x 18" rimmed baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, sunflower seeds, dried milk, and nutritional yeast (or wheat germ). In a separate bowl, whisk together the vegetable oil, peanut butter, honey (or brown rice syrup), brown sugar, vanilla, banana flavor (if using), salt, and cinnamon.
  3. Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients and stir to coat.
  4. Spread the granola on the prepared baking sheet (it will be clumpy; break it up with your fingers as best you can) and bake for 30 minutes, stirring and breaking up clumps every 15 minutes.
  5. Reduce the oven's temperature to 250°F, add the peanuts, and bake for 45 minutes more, stirring every 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Stir in the banana chips and raisins (if you're using them).
  7. Place granola in an airtight container to store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/2 cup, 60g
  • Servings Per Batch 17
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 303
  • Calories from Fat 153
  • Total Fat 17g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 169mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g
  • Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 11g
  • Protein 10g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.