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Chunky Peanut Butter Banana Protein Granola

This peanut butter banana high protein granola is chucky, crispy & utterly delicious ! Happens to be naturally vegan, oil-free & gluten-free.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 242kcal
Author Meesha

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 160c / 325 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mash your bananas until smooth. It is ok to have a few small chunks left. Stir in the peanut butter and maple syrup. Mix well.
  • Then, add in oats and protein powder into the bowl. Mix until everything is well incorporated.
  • Transfer the mixture to a lined or greased baking pan. Using the back of a spoon or spatula, gently press down the granola mixture so that a thin, even layer is formed. Do make sure that the mixture is evenly spread out, or else the thin part will be burnt, while the thicker part undercooked !
  • Bake it for 20 minutes, then rotate the pan and bake them for another 10-20 minutes, or until golden brown. It might not be crunchy yet, but don't worry as it will continue to cook and crisp up in the pan after pulling out from the oven.
  • Let the protein granola cool down to room temperature, for about 1 hour. Then, using a spoon or your hands, break them up into chunks.
  • It is now ready to be enjoyed !

Notes

Feel free to swap the peanut butter with other nut butters like almond butter or cashew butter. Make this nut-free by using nut butter such as sunflower seed or pumpkin seed butter.
Maple syrup can be substituted with other liquid sweetener like agave or even honey, if not vegan. To make this sugar-free, use a few drops of stevia in place.
To store, let this peanut butter banana protein granola cool down completely, before storing it in a airtight container in a cool and dry place for up to a month, depending on the climate. You can also choose to refrigerate it.

Any longer than that, you can freeze it instead in sealed containers or zip-top bags. It can be enjoyed straight out of the freezer without thawing or reheating. Bonus point : It will stay super crispy when stored in the freezer !

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg