Theyo's world's best granola with banana

Theyos weltbestes Granola mit Banane

Granola – the muesli with that certain extra; for many the best breakfast in the world. Whether sweet or spicy, whether puristic or with many ingredients - granola is on everyone's lips. Our current favorite recipe is vegan, with lots of bananas and no (industrial) sugar.

What is the difference between granola and muesli?

For many, granola is just muesli. And in fact, both are based on a similar basis: grains, seeds, nuts, cocoa nibs (especially important from our point of view ;-) ) and fruits. What is special about the granola? The ingredients are held together by the addition of sweet ingredients such as honey, agave syrup or syrup and - particularly important for the taste - roasted really well. This creates irresistible roasted aromas. While the ingredients of muesli are immediately ready to eat, with granola they are only baked before consumption.

Is granola healthy?

Granola is healthy! Granola is unhealthy! Yes, what now? The truth, as so often, lies somewhere in between. Because here, too, you have to look at the small print – in this case the ingredients. Depending on the composition, granola comes with lots of fiber, vitamins and minerals. The carbohydrates it contains keep you full for longer and are great for curbing cravings.

Granola without sugar

In order to do without (industrial) sugar, we have tried many recipes. We were particularly impressed by this granola recipe with banana. Our vegan granola is quick and rich in fiber, protein, healthy fats and omega-3 fatty acids. And the most important thing: our sugar-free granola is simply delicious!

Granola with banana – here you go!

Ingredients for a large jar:
    • 270 g rolled oats (also available gluten-free)
    • 90 g walnuts (if you are allergic to walnuts, you can replace them with other nuts)
    • 50 g pecan nuts
    • 30g cacao nibs (especially important ;-) )
    • 12 g coconut blossom sugar (you can do without this if you wish)
    • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 7 g linseed or psyllium
    • 60 ml coconut oil
    • 95 ml maple syrup or agave syrup (or honey if you don't want your granola to be vegan)
    • 1 teaspoon (self righteous) vanilla syrup
    • 1 medium ripe banana (mashed)

Homemade granola – how it works:

1. Preheat your oven to 175 degrees.
2. Mix the rolled oats, cinnamon, sugar, salt, flaxseed or psyllium and nuts in a large bowl.
3. Heat coconut oil, maple syrup (agave nectar or honey) and vanilla syrup in a saucepan over medium heat.
4. As soon as the ingredients have combined into a liquid mass, take the pot off the heat and stir in the banana puree with a whisk. When everything is mixed well, you can pour the liquid over the dry ingredients and mix well.
5. Spread the (delicious) mix evenly on a large baking sheet. Be careful not to overcrowd the baking sheet. You only have small trays? Then just have two or more depending on how much granola you want to make.
6. Bake the granola for about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Mix the granola, turning it occasionally so it doesn't get too lumpy. The coconut oil makes the dough nice and crispy. But be careful not to burn the granola! Once it's nicely browned, take it out of the oven and toss it a little more to dissipate the heat. Allow the granola to cool completely before pouring into an airtight jar. It will keep like this for a few weeks...if you don't eat it first.
Theyo tip: Depending on how lumpy you like your granola, you should mix and "stir" it more or less often. The more you mix in between, the fewer lumps will remain.

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