Granola Surely Is A Necessity In My Household & Theres Just

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Granola surely is a necessity in my household & there’s just something about making your own.. this time I’ve made some gingerbread (banana) granola ✨ (actually I’m sad about summer coming to an end, but I’m trying to cheer myself up with rather delicious autumnal/wintery spices 😋)

– 300g rolled oats (split)
– 20g fine oats (alternatively 320g rolled oats total)
– 35g oat flour (substitute: chickpea/coconut/regular flour)
– 2tbsp Ceylon cinnamon
– 2tbsp gingerbread spice mix
– a pinch of salt

optional (would recommend tho 😋)
– 2 tbsp flax seeds or/and 2 tbsp chia seeds
– 150g mixed nuts (e.g. pecan nuts, almonds, cashews and hazelnuts)
– 70g mixed seeds (e.g.: sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds)

– about 70g agave sirup (just any liquid sweetener: use as much as necessary in order to turn the mixture slightly sticky)
– 2tbsp nut butter of choice – I’ve used almond butter (substitute: 80g melted coconut oil)
– 1 large/2 small v ripe bananas (substitute: 2-3 tbsp apple sauce)

1. preheat your oven to 180° C
2. optional, but helpful to achieve cluster: slightly mix 100g of the oats in a blender → the result should be a rougher structure than oat flour, but finer than fine oats (😂)
3. in a large bowl combine all dry ingredients
4. mash the banana(s) with a fork until smooth
5. combine the mashed banana(s), agave sirup, nut butter and dry ingredients → the result should be a slightly sticky mixture
6. spread the mixture onto two baking trays with baking paper → use your hands or the back of a spoon to press down firmly on the granola (also important for cluster)
7. now bake for about 15-20 minutes (have an eye on it tho!)
8. take out of the oven & let it cool completely on the baking trays (no stirring/mixing) → once it’s cool you can break up the granola into as large chunks as you like
9. transfer into an airtight container and enjoy 😋