A delicious gut-friendly crunchy granola that is delicious served with live yoghurt and berries or sprinkled onto a smoothie bowl to give some crunch. Sweetened with mashed banana, vanilla and a little maple syrup, this is much lower in sugar than shop-bought granola. It’s also a perfect recipe for anyone following a dairy free or plant-based diet and is looking to boost up their calcium. It’s also nut free for those with nut allergies.
This is a fab recipe from the amazing Amber Macintosh, who is the nutrition coach in my NatureDoc team. It’s a really creative breakfast idea, and absolutely full of goodness. Find out more about Amber here.
- 250 g Tahini (we recommend Belazu)
- 1 Banana (large)
- 2 tbsp Crushed Mixed Seeds (sunflower, linseed, hemp & pumpkin)
- 6 tbsp Oats
- 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
- 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
- Pre heat oven to 150 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- In a mixing bowl mash up the banana, add tahini, maple and vanilla.
- Add in the dry ingredients and stir together until you have a thick sticky mixture.
- Tip this onto the baking tray, spreading the mixture out. Bake for 10 minutes at 150 degrees.
- Take out and break up any large chunks, bake for another 10 minutes at 160 degrees.
- You will see everything is well cooked when golden, with edges turning brown, and all pieces moving when you shake the baking tray.
- Add to your choice of yoghurt and fruit for breakfast and keep in a large kilner jar for all the family to dip into for a healthy snack.
- Also yummy on hot porridge or pancakes.
- This recipe is gluten-free if GF oats are used. It is also free of refined sugar, dairy, and nuts. It is suitable for vegans and those following a low FODMAP diet.
This sounds delicious Lucinda. Great idea to use tahini. Can i just check on quantities? It sounds like a huge amount of tahini for 8tbsp of oats and seeds. Is this right?
Hi Janey – this is correct – it’s a very sticky paste, otherwise the granola becomes less chunky once baked and too dry. Have fun making it!
Sorry I missed your reply. My kids are always asking for chunky granola – so far I haven’t worked out how to make it without lots of honey or maple syrup. Looking forward to trying this.
Yum yum, can’t wait to try this xx
Thank you Lucinda this recipe is great the whole family love it! The only problem is it only lasts for one day!
Hi Lucinda, I made your chunky granola yesterday, it is absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.