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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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
    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!
    11 of 12 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
    10 of 10 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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  • 9 of 11 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
    9 of 12 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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  • 6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    i'm Curious...does the banana in this keep well?
    - 2/13/12

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 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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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 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!
    5 of 5 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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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 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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  • 4 of 4 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
    4 of 4 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!
    4 of 4 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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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 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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  • 2 of 2 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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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    thank you I loved this recipe. - 7/31/12

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

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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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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    What is the best way to store this? - 2/10/12

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  • 2 of 6 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.
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I found it too dry and hard to chew. - 8/6/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 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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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Recently I consulted with a dietician. I learned weight control, weight loss, blood sugar control is all about the carbs. This recipe is y high in carbs (suggested 30-45 carbs per meal, 15-30 carbs in each of two snacks daily). I wouldn't even consider adding this to my recipe file. - 9/18/15

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    What are barley flakes?
    - 11/20/14

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  • enjoyed it but wanted more than a serving - 2/15/20

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  • I got ground almond flour from my health food store, so I didn't have to grind them. Very tasty. - 2/1/20

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  • O.K.
    omitted the brown rice syrup that is just sugar. Subbed peanuts for the almonds due to family allergy. - 1/26/20

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  • Trader Joe's has toasted pecan tiny pieces, it would be perfect for this recipe! THX for sharing! - 10/9/19

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  • Yum - 8/12/19

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  • Very Good
    I went easy on the honey and increased the banana. I will make this again and vary the ingredients again - 8/12/19

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  • Granola has too many calories. Especially when you add syrup. I will pass on this one. - 8/11/19

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  • I would love to try this recipe - 8/11/19

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  • thanks - 8/11/19

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  • Good
    good - 7/14/19

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  • Great taste - 6/22/19

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  • good ! - 5/23/19

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  • Why is a sugar always added to anything granola? - 4/1/19

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  • Skipped the sweetener as the banana is sweet enough. - 12/27/18

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  • Sounds like an awesome recipe and simple to make. Great for a family get together. - 11/28/18

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  • Very Good
    I had to search for ingredients, but once gathered easy to make. - 11/13/18

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  • Will modify for my needs. - 11/3/18

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  • Very Good
    really good - 10/8/18

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  • Thanks - 10/5/18

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  • Good
    Very Good - 9/7/18

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  • Great idea but might be better with less honey & adding pumpkin seeds etc will make it tastier I think - 8/27/18

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  • O.K.
    too sweet tasting. trying to wean my palette of sweet. - 8/12/18

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  • Love bananas but will have to subsitute the almonds with probably peanuts or cashews if I try this. - 8/11/18

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  • Tasty treat for a change of pace. - 8/11/18

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  • Incredible!
    I love this recipe for Banana Nut Granola! Yummy! - 8/11/18

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  • very good - 8/11/18

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  • Great taste - 8/11/18

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  • Great granola recipe. - 7/31/18

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  • Very Good
    Yum - 7/31/18

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  • Very Good
    This is a great recipe. I wish I found this one sooner. - 7/31/18

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  • Looks great - 7/23/18

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  • Nice - 7/8/18

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  • Yummy snack!!! - 6/6/18

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  • Good
    No listing of how many sugars in it. - 5/23/18

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  • Awesome! Good to have on hand. - 5/7/18

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  • Absolutely great - 4/22/18

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  • Tasty - 4/19/18

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  • Seems not too high in sugar - 4/14/18

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  • Good
    Not a huge partaker but this was alright. - 2/7/18

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  • Very Good
    Love granola! - 12/22/17

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  • I use this as a treat for when I go to the movies - 10/23/17

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  • Yum. - 9/25/17

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  • yummy - 9/24/17

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  • Thanks for sharing - 9/2/17

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  • Very Good
    just have to cut back on the sweetness - 9/2/17

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  • This sounds great!!!! - 8/24/17

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  • Good! - 8/22/17

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  • Nice - 8/21/17

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  • This looks good. I may try it in the future. - 8/17/17

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  • Can't wait to try it. - 8/12/17

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  • Looks good! - 8/12/17

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  • Good
    Sounds good - 8/12/17

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  • I made this but too sweet for my taste - 8/12/17

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  • Very Good
    Very good and easy to make. Like taking it to work with me to snack on. - 8/11/17

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  • yummy - 8/11/17

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  • Incredible!
    I really liked this, will make it again. - 8/11/17

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious - 8/11/17

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  • yummy - 8/11/17

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  • This was tasty but without the syrup. - 8/11/17

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  • Very Good
    Good recipe Delicious - 8/11/17

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  • Incredible!
    this is sooo delicious! it gets a thumbs up from my daughter. we just used a light version of the syrup in place of the one listed and it turned out great! - 8/11/17

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  • Incredible!
    yum. - 8/11/17

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  • Incredible!
    Yummy snack - 8/11/17

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  • Not bad, not bad at all! - 8/11/17

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  • Good
    I used some fiber one cereal, and brand buds..just cuz I had them but it was really good and lowered the calories..I also used less honey ....and it still was good - 8/11/17

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  • Delicious - 8/11/17

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  • Looks amazing! - 8/11/17

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  • I couldn't find barley flakes, used more oatmeal, it was OK. - 8/11/17

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  • I have not had granola in a long time. - 8/11/17

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  • Thanks for sharing - 8/11/17

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  • Incredible!
    Easy to prepare and delicious! - 7/20/17

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  • Incredible!
    - 7/9/17

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  • Trying this - 6/15/17

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  • yummy - 6/11/17

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  • Good
    good - 6/11/17

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