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30-Minute Banana Bread Granola

By Tamika Woods on December 15, 2016 in Food

Photo: Tamika Woods

Photo: Tamika Woods

Yep, you heard it here first: granola that tastes just like banana bread, only crunchy! Naturally sweetened with Medjool dates and held together with a generous scoop of tahini, it’s almost worth baking this granola just for how delicious your house will smell afterwards – try to time your baking for when you have guests arriving to appear like a seriously impressive chef.

This delicious granola also doubles up as a perfectly balanced energy boost to snack on throughout the day. Make a big jar of this granola and your breakfasts (and snacks) will be sorted for the week!

Ingredients (serves 10)

4 medjool dates, seeds removed
2 tbsp tahini
2 very ripe bananas
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp ground clove
1 pinch salt
1.5 cups oats
3/4 cup almonds, roughly chopped
1/4 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
3/4 cup raw buckwheat
1/2 cup flaked or desiccated coconut


1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and line two baking trays with baking paper.
2. Add dates, tahini and bananas to a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
3. Add banana mixture to a large bowl and add all remaining ingredients.
4. Stir well and then spread granola mixture over the two baking trays.
5. Bake for around 20 minutes, until just golden and crunchy, stirring a few times throughout to stop the edges from burning.
6. Allow the granola to cool completely, then serve with fresh fruit and yogurt or store in an airtight jar for up to a week.