I haven’t posted anything in the last week. I know. I’ve been in Singapore. I had an insanely awesome time there. We had three upgrades. We got a seat upgrade in the plane, an upgrade at Four Seasons, and most importantly, we got randomly upgraded from some 700SGD hotel room at Marina Bay Sands to a freaking 6000SGD suite that David Beckham stayed in. The suite has a gym, massage room, karaoke room, an insane view, and even a grand piano?!?! It was insane.
Anyways, I’m home now, and it’s back to baking.
As you might already know, granola is very important to me. It’s always a pantry essential to have at home. I’ve stopped buying granola ever since I discovered how incredibly easy it is to make homemade granola. You throw in a bunch of ingredients into two bowls that you don’t really have to measure too precisely, add the wet stuff to the dry, mix, and then you spread the whole lot on a baking sheet and bake it. It’s too simple, really.
Another good thing about granola is that it lasts forever – even the homemade stuff. It’s perfect to store at home for an easy, healthy snack paired with fresh fruit, or for when you come home from vacation and your fridge is empty but for a couple of apples.
Easy Cinnamon Banana Nut Granola
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup raw honey or agave syrup
- 1 small banana, mashed
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius or 340 degrees Fahrenheit
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together the oats, walnuts/pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix the melted coconut oil, honey, mashed banana, and vanilla extract
- Add the banana mixture into the oat mixture and mix until fully combined
- Spread the mixture evenly on a lined baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, until browned (and until your kitchen smells like cinnamon). Remove from oven and allow to cool fully before breaking into chunks. Store in an airtight container.