This Banana Walnut Granola is made with Flax Butter from O3 Superfoods and packed with omega-3 fatty acids. It uses date syrup to naturally sweeten and cinnamon to give it a subtle gingerbread flavor. Perfect for adding to your morning yogurt, smoothie bowl, or snacking on its own!
A closer look at what’s inside:
Oats make up the base of this granola for a traditional bite. I prefer to use certified organic oats as oats are one of the crops that have tested high for the herbicide glyphosate that has been associated with adverse health effects. If needed you can also use oats that are certified gluten-free.
I love adding walnuts to recipes — they are high in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, magnesium, vitamin B6, and iron. This combination makes walnuts a good choice for heart and gut health.
Bananas pair great with walnuts and adds bits of sweetness to this granola. You can use banana chips or dried banana, depending on your preference for more crunch or something a little softer.
Made of flaxseed, this healthy spread has a mild nutty flavor. Flaxseeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and lignans, which are thought to be beneficial in preventing cancer and cardiovascular disease. I used unsweetened Flax Butter from O3 Superfoods in this recipe — their spreads are made with organic stone-milled whole flaxseed and that is the only ingredient in the unsweetened blend making it vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free.
If you have never tried date syrup, I think it tastes like a mix between maple syrup and molasses and has a consistency between the two as well. Opt for a variety made from 100% dates with no added oils, sugars, or fillers.
Since the date syrup and flax butter are both somewhat thick, melted coconut oil helps to thin out the mixture and add some crisp to the baked granola.
Cinnamon adds a wonderful spicy warmth to the recipe and is loaded with antioxidants.
Enhance the flavor of this granola with vanilla extract.
Every good recipe needs a little salt! Just a touch of sea salt helps balance the sweetness in this granola.
Looking for more healthy breakfast recipes? Try this scrumptious Banana Bread Apple Crisp.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of O3 Superfoods. The opinions and text are all mine. The O3 Superfoods product mentioned in this post were sent to me as a gift to use in this recipe, thank you so much!
Banana Walnut Granola with Flax Butter
- 2 cups oats
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup dried banana
- 6 tablespoons O3 Superfoods Flax Butter
- 6 tablespoons date syrup
- 6 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 325° Fahrenheit.
- Melt coconut oil and mix together with flax butter, date syrup, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and sea salt.
- Add wet mixture to oats, walnuts, and dried banana and stir until everything is evenly coated.
- Spread thin on a 9” x 13” lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until oats have browned and granola is crisp on the edges.
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