Banana Nut Granola

Banana Nut Granola

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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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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


    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


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
    33 of 47 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!
    12 of 13 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
    11 of 11 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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  • 10 of 12 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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  • Very Good
    10 of 13 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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