April 13, 2021

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Quick and healthy banana bread granola breakfast recipe using baked oats

The range of breakfast cereal available in the supermarket these days seems to be growing and growing.

There’s a huge selection of granola on the shelves, with nutty, paleo, extra fibre and no added sugar options on offer.

However, boxes of the crunchy stuff can be quite expensive and it’s far too easy to munch through an entire pack days after opening it.

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Instagram foodie @cakeontherun has shared her recipe for homemade granola and it’s a lot easier than you may think.

Known for her super quick and easy bakes, her extra healthy banana bread granola breakfast recipe uses just two simple ingredients you’ve probably already got at home.

What’s more, it’s so cheap to make, it can be cooked in bulk and it’s naturally vegan friendly.

Low in fat and sugar, you don’t need to be any good at baking to make it and it can be enjoyed first thing in the morning or snacked on throughout the day.

For lots more healthy food inspiration, visit our recipe page.

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Banana bread granola (serves 2)

*Easy *Healthy *2 ingredients *Gluten free option *Vegan *Meal prep *Low fat *Low sugar *Child friendly *Cheap *Breakfast *Snack

Ingredients:

  • 100g any oats.
  • 1 medium overripe banana.

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 200C/ 400F/ gas mark 6.
  2. Peel then mash the banana with a fork in a bowl. The riper the banana the better as it is softer to mash and naturally sweeter.
  3. Add in the oats and mix together to form clumps.
  4. Transfer into a shallow baking tray, evening out the clumps as much as possible to a crumble consistency.
  5. Oven bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Take it out of the oven, shake the tray and use a fork or spoon to crumble the oats.
  7. Pop it back in the oven for a further 25 minutes.
  8. Eat as it is for a healthy snack or leave to cool and serve with yoghurt for a filling breakfast.

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