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Banana, Nut and Honey Crunchy Granola - Gluten Free Option

By Lancashirefood

Banana, nut and honey crunchy granola - gluten free option
I haven't done a recipe post in a very long time, apologies loyal readers but life just got in the way. This beautiful crunch granola was originally inspired by a facebook post by Miranda Gore Browne ( off on of the early series of GBBO), she posted something similar and it looked delicious, so myself the task of creating a granola which would use overripe bananas.
We all experience the unloved banana from time to time, Mr LF refuses to eat banana once slightly spotty so I nearly always have an ample supply of bananas for bakes and makes, but this one has become one of my favourites, so frugal , so delicious.
For the last month or so I have been sharing the recipe with some of my work collegues and they all love it, so here goes.....
What you need
  • Roughly 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats (if you need gluten free, buy GF oats)
  • 1/4 cup of chopped mixed nuts ( I buy a mixed bag with skins on and roughly chop)
  • 1/4 cup of mixed seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, linseed, etc)
  • A few drops of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp runny honey 
  • 1 large ripe banana
What you do
  • Pre heat the oven to 200c
  • Prepare your baking tray, line with baking parchment
  • In a large bowl, mash the banana with a fork
  • Add the coconut oil, vanilla and honey.
  • Mix until you have a smoothish mixture, mashing any coconut oil lumps
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Banana, nut and honey crunchy granola - gluten free option
  • Strew on the baking tray so you have a moist rubble like texture
Banana, nut and honey crunchy granola - gluten free option
  • Place in the oven for approx 12 minutes , remove and turn the rubble to dry out the other side
  • Place back in oven for approx 10 minutes until your granola is golden and slightly crunchy.
  • Switch the oven off but leave tray in oven to cool with the oven door a jar to let the granola dry out further.
Banana, nut and honey crunchy granola - gluten free option
  • Once cool store in an airtight jar, I find a kilner jar is perfect.

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