Banana bread granola has everything you love about warm, fragrant banana bread, in crunchy form. Grab some milk, breakfast is served!
Banana bread granola combines all the best flavors of a warm slice of comforting banana bread in a healthy, tasty cereal. This granola has become a fast favorite among the kids!
Banana bread granola makes for a quick, healthy breakfast with milk on school day mornings. We also enjoy it as a snack over yogurt and even as a yummy dessert as an ice cream topping. This granola over a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream? Oh yes, it is something that you really must try. It’s one of my kids' most favorite treats.
When I was a kid, I had no idea how delicious a warm slice of banana bread could be and banana bread granola had never even crossed my mind. My mom always despised overripe bananas and anything made with them, so banana bread was off the menu.
I didn’t discover the joy of ripe bananas and the tender, sweet bread they can turn into until I was in college. My sister, somehow or other, discovered a chocolate chip banana bread recipe that turned our world upside down. I had no idea what I’d been missing! We probably made banana bread twice a week for months after we discovered it.
Now, ripe bananas factor into a lot of my cooking. We freeze them for smoothies, we turn them into muffins and breads, I’ve even used them to sweeten my favorite pumpkin soup. I didn’t learn it from my mother, but I’m glad I figured out on my own just how delicious bananas can be.
This banana bread granola is the product of my growing love for all things banana. It’s a crunchy, chunky granola with banana chips and some overripe mashed banana in the mix just for its trademark sweet banana flavor. It’s good as is. It is also good with some fresh, sliced bananas stirred in when you’re ready to eat. Enjoy!