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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 248.9
  • Total Fat: 9.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 271.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.3 g
  • Protein: 7.6 g

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Banana Nut Granola

Submitted by: STEPFANIER
Banana Nut Granola

Introduction

I started making my own granola, and I wanted a recipe with no added fat. I started making my own granola, and I wanted a recipe with no added fat.
Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    1 cup raw almonds
    1 small ripe banana
    1/2 cup brown rice syrup (or honey or maple syrup)
    3 cups barley flakes
    5 cups old-fashioned oats (or all oats)
    1/2 cup ground flaxseed
    1/2 cup unsweetened coconut (optional)
    1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Preheat oven to 350F.

Place the almonds in a food processor and process until finely ground, about two minutes. Add banana and syrup and process for a minute, until ingredients are smooth and pourable.

Place oats and barley in a large bowl, then pour on the banana mixture. Mix well.

Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.

Makes 16 1/2 cup servings.

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SP_STEPF.






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  • Very Good
    27 of 40 people found this review helpful
    Good, but in my opinion the syrup useless and adds too much calories. Bananas and almonds are superfoods so important for our wellbeing and at the same time taste delicious by themeselves. We crave too much sweets, our tastes needs to get educated again to natural food. - 8/29/11

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I used all oats and honey and added wheat germ with the flax! Will definitely do again! - 5/16/11

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    If you're counting carbs, you could use sugar free maple syrup - my local Walmart sells sugar free IHop pancake syrup! Unsweetened applesauce might be better than the bananna and it wouldn't be as sweet. - 4/26/12

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Really tasty. I added in slivered almonds for the crunch, pumpkin seed instead of flax, and a few dried apricots. The blended banana mixture works really well. - 8/14/11

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I haven't tried this recipe yet, but wanted to post a reminder that only 100% maple syrup is real maple syrup. Be sure to read the ingredients on any sugar free or maple flavored syrups such as Log Cabin, Mrs. Butterworth, store brands, etc. They are made of sugar, chemicals, and flavorings. - 2/5/13

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Great granola recipe! Loved the addition of a banana. I just chopped pecans and almonds and left out the barley and flax seed as I didn't have any. Also, used honey and it came out wonderful! - 1/11/12

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    i'm Curious...does the banana in this keep well?
    - 2/13/12

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is tasty. Next time I am going to try sliced almonds instead of grinding them up. I missed the almond crunch. Had no coconut so added craisins as suggested by others. - 7/9/11

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Awesome tasting and also a great idea generator! Only thing I might add in the future is Craisins. A little color, you know. - 5/10/11

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Good recipe, I love making my own granola. I tried yours but cut the added sugar. One could also try cutting the sugar and swapping in pecans or pumpkin seeds since they tend to help with the sweet tooth. - 3/7/12

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I tried this out this weekend. Used sunflower seeds and wheat germ too! Super yummy! - 6/6/11

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is a great one! Love it with just a little salt, too! - 5/4/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very good! I used all oats and honey and skipped the coconut because I didn't have any on hand. It needs just a little something. I think I'll try adding the coconut next time - maybe that's it. :) I made this to replace store-bought cereal for my kids and this is a great starting point! - 6/8/12

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Oh great, you just made me drool on my keyboard! :) - 2/29/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is SUPER delicious..and very easy to make, even without a food processor. - 8/30/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    surprisingly good - really! I made it with all oats - added nuts, and dried fruit when I ate it - a great Sunday night project to have for the week - 1/1/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i had no bran flakes and instead substituted them with 1/2 cut of ground quinoa. I also added extra cinnamon and a half cup of splenda.
    aand i used steel cut oats. fingers crossed it turns out! - 12/28/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    thank you I loved this recipe. - 7/31/12

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wow no added fat and easy I'll be cooking it up! - 3/4/12

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    What is the best way to store this? - 2/10/12

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This looks great. Question, though: ground flaxseed is supposed to be refrigerated instead of stored on the shelf. Does this granola need to be refrigerated, then? Or maybe the flaxseed should be ground & added just before eating? - 8/23/11

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I found it too dry and hard to chew. - 8/6/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    this is EXACTLY what I've been looking for! thanks for doing the work for me! ... I will be adding craisins too, I love 'em - 5/14/11

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  • I like to make my almonds chopped to get some crunch. - 8/11/14

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  • My granola uses 1/4 cup syrup and 2 ripe bananas, walnuts instead of almonds. - 1/25/14

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  • Didn't use sweetener. Very good! - 7/30/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will try this one! It sounds quite good.
    Thank you! - 3/30/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Small serving. Too many calories. Why the sweetener and why not suggest Agave?; better choice for diabetics or anyone. Coconut is optional and is high in calories; does the calorie count include the coconut? Omit the sweetener and coconut then maybe it's OK; still small serving & high calories - 3/30/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks! It soundsgreat! - 3/30/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Is the coconut included in the nutritional break down?
    - 2/10/13

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  • I have made lots of granola, but this one beats them all! I added more ingredients than suggested; it's a great place to add nuts, seeds, and grains that need using. For the first time, I ground flax seed, almonds,, and walnuts to almost a paste; it added a yummy chunkiness to the mix! Then I ble - 2/6/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I wanted to rate this but I didn't want any comments because I have NOT made it yet. I had an uncle who used to eat this when he was poor and young - I always was curious as to how it was made. - 2/5/13

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  • Delicious!!! Thank You..... - 2/5/13

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  • Never buying granola out of a box again!!! - 2/5/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Definitely a recipe to try without the barley for those who can't have gluten (like my husband!) will be alot easier on the grocery budget! - 2/5/13

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  • Now this makes a "GREAT" snack for me ! - 9/13/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds so yummy. So a serving size is 1/2cup ? Do you eat for snack or cereal? Think I could add some dried cranberries also? Rating it on souly idea first will rate again after taste test. And thank you for sharing:) - 8/31/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds awesome! - 8/31/12

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  • yUMMY, easy to make. - 7/13/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make my own granola too... I think I will try this recipe but add a touch of salt and cinnamon. Looks good! - 5/14/12

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  • I love this recipe, It's really good, and not overly sweet. Fantastic
    I made the banana nut granola today and it turned out so good I hope I can keep my hands out of it....Thank you SP_STEPF... - 5/14/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe looks healthy and yummy! - 4/19/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I WILL TRY MAYBE TONIGHT. THANKS - 4/17/12

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  • Very yummy! Thanks! -=) - 3/12/12

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  • I did it this weekend and it is awesome and simple!! - 2/6/12

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  • Very good--easy to put together too! - 2/5/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    LOVE the "no added fat" solution here! - 2/5/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good, and I like that it has no oil. Will definitely try this soon. Thanks. - 2/5/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds yummy I can't wait to try it!!! - 1/16/12

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  • Love it, we will use it for breakfast. My nine year old daughter thinks it is mmmmgooood! - 1/3/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious but I did make a lower calorie version for around the house. - 8/27/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great. I can't wait to try it. I'll probable add Craisins too. I like cranberry's. I like the veriations others have tried and I will do the same.
    Joy - 8/11/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm having problems finding the barley flakes. I've been to Kroger Signature, HEB Plus & Whole Foods (all in the Houston, TX area). Maybe I'm not looking in the correct place?! I've searched the bulk bins & the cereal aisle. Any suggestions? Thanks! - 8/10/11

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  • Absolutely delicious !
    Thanks ! - 8/8/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Soundz Good.. - 8/7/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds great
    - 8/6/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    awesome - 8/6/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excited to try. Not excited about that much sugar in the syrup or honey. I eat too much even with natural sugars. - 8/6/11

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  • I've been making granola since the 1970's and this recipe is really different and delicious! I will make again for sure. - 8/6/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious. Going to have to try it! - 7/24/11

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  • I struggled to find the barley flakes at the store. Next time will find some. I used a wheat Germ. It still tastes awesome, and cannot wait to make some bars with the mix now - 7/22/11

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  • This is easy enough to make and eat...ummmm - 7/22/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm trying to figure out where all that sodium comes from... the granolas I BUY don't have that much. - 7/21/11

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  • Good
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Excited to try this yummy treat! - 6/30/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Do u cook the rice or do just put in in the granola ???
    - 6/22/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yummy - 6/6/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What are barley flakes? How do you get raw almonds? Do the ones in the cans work? - 6/6/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    When my kids were little, we would make granola in a new kiddie pool. Oh, we loved granola! Thanks for sharing this recipe, and for bringing up the good memory. - 5/24/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    How long will this stay in an airtight container please? Or do you refrigerate it? - 5/8/11

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds great and without the added fat. Thanks for sharing this recipe . I can't wait to try it! - 2/5/12

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