Prowling through the cereal aisle, you’ll quickly discover that nearly all store brand granolas have added sugar – brown sugar, honey, stevia, or granulated sugar are the most common culprits. This is a prime example of how many foods we consider to be healthy can actually be hiding sugar, like these.

This quick and easy recipe is a great way to enjoy granola without having to worry about those pesky added sugars.

 

No Sugar Added Banana Granola

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:30 minutes
  • Total Time:35 minutes
  • Servings:5
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/3 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup pepita seeds (or any other seed/nut)
Photo by Sarah Yanofsky
Photo by Sarah Yanofsky

Step 1

Break apart the two bananas into a bowl and mash until smooth.

Photo by Sarah Yanofsky
Photo by Sarah Yanofsky

Step 2

Stir the oats into the banana mixture.

Photo by Sarah Yanofsky
Photo by Sarah Yanofsky

Step 3

Add the cinnamon and pepita seeds.

 

Photo by Sarah Yanofsky
Photo by Sarah Yanofsky

Step 4

Spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Photo by Sarah Yanofsky
Photo by Sarah Yanofsky

Step 5

Bake for 20 minutes.

Photo by Sarah Yanofsky
Photo by Sarah Yanofsky

Step 6

Remove pan from the oven and break granola apart. Then put it back in the oven for another 10 minutes.

Photo by Sarah Yanofsky
Photo by Sarah Yanofsky

Step 7

Let its sit for a while until it gets a crunchy texture. Then chow down and store some for later.

Photo by Sarah Yanofsky
Photo by Sarah Yanofsky