Granola Banana Bread

Banana bread is a great way to use ripe bananas and allows for a quick breakfast or snack on the go. I love banana bread but was getting tired of the same classic recipe. In order to give my banana bread a twist, I add granola. It creates a nice crunch in every bite and adds another level of flavor and texture.

By picking a nutritious granola you can add another level of health benefits to this bread. Packed with ancient grains (puffed amaranth, organic millet flakes, organic quinoa flakes, and organic chia seeds), I used Purely Elizabeth’s Original Granola. Full of beneficial proteins and superfoods, I highly recommend this granola.

Prep Time: 20 min / Cook Time: 25-50 min / Servings: 1 loaf of bread


Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups granola (1 cup is for the topping)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt (this recipe calls for less salt than other recipes you might find because the granola is also salty)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, mash the bananas.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the bananas and mix (melted butter, maple syrup, greek yogurt, eggs and vanilla).
  • In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients (flour, 1 cup of the granola, baking soda, salt and cinnamon).
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix to combine.
  • Grease a non-stick loaf pan with butter and add the banana batter.
  • Top batter with remaining granola. Lightly press the top of the granola so that it sinks slightly into the batter.
  • Bake at 325 for 45-50 minutes.
  • Cool slightly (10-15 minutes) before cutting and serving.
  • Enjoy!
*Serving is 1 slice. 12 slices in one loaf.

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