I like having oatmeal for breakfast, however, I noticed how much sugar I was going through and I wanted to look for a better way to have oatmeal without constantly consuming loads of sugar since that is the best way I know to sweeten this dish.
I ended up coming up with a granola and here is the recipe that I found works the best for what I was looking for. I saw tons of recipes out there that had either coconut oil or coconut shreds, but seeing as I am allergic to coconut they all did not work for me. I wanted something that had low sugar, no oil, and had all natural, whole ingredients.
Without further ado, here it is…
Delicious Banana Granola
4 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup of almonds – slivered
1/2 cup sunflower seeds (or seed of your liking)
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 honey (or syrup of your liking)
2 ripe bananas
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
**optional toppings: flax meal, cranberries, cashews**
1.) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
2.) In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat bring the honey and the peanut butter to a simmer.
3.) Smash up your ripe bananas and stir them into the peatnut butter mixture and also add your cinnamon now.
4.) In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, almonds, sunflower seeds, and mix together.
5.) Pour the peanut butter mixture over the oat mixture and stir until well combined.
6.) Spread this over a parchement paper lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes total making sure to stir after every 10 minutes.
You will be left with the perfect granola that is not too sweet and will really satisfy you tummy. I hope you decide to give this recipe a try. I like to enjoy my granola for breakfast in a small bowl with almond milk and a sprinkling of dried cranberries. If you do decide to give this recipe a try please let us know your thought in the comments section below.