Sweet Things: Banana Cinnamon Granola

Add a sweet and healthy crunch to the menu with this delicious granola recipe. This recipe features the essence of banana together with cinnamon, vanilla and the sweet burst of raisins. It’s an aromatic combination that’s perfect atop yogurt, ice cream, oatmeal, or just by itself.


3 cups (c) rolled oats

1 c sliced almonds

1/4 c chopped walnuts

1/4 c light brown sugar

1/4 c vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 c honey

1 c banana chips

1 c jumbo raisins


Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix together oats, almonds, and walnuts in a large mixing bowl.

Whisk together sugar, oil, vanilla, and honey in a medium sized mixing bowl. Pour over the dry ingredients, mixing until thoroughly combined.

Pour mixture onto 13 x 9 inch cookie sheet. Place in oven, using spatula to carefully mix granola on sheet every 20 minutes. Once mixture starts to turn light golden brown (about 50 minutes into baking), mix in banana chips. Remove from oven once granola is golden brown, between 60-75 minutes of total oven time depending on oven.

Mix in raisins as soon as granola comes out of oven.

Cool granola; serve over Greek yogurt with sliced bananas and strawberries and a bit of honey.


xx C&L