Clean Eating Banana Granola Recipe

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This clean eating banana granola is perfect for your morning breakfast bowl!

As some of you have read, my new low carb path in life is not something I’m forcing on my child. He’s perfectly healthy and does well with clean, healthy carbs. So as I’ve mentioned before, I’ll still be doing some regular “carby” recipes for him and for those of you who prefer not to go down the low carb road with me.

Clean Eating Banana Granola Recipe

This recipe was one I made for a trip we took to Santa Cruz during the holidays. We stayed at the Mission Inn and hopped the Holiday Lights Train with Santa and his elves. The next morning we played Pirate-style mini golf and had a wonderful time!

Clean Eating Banana Granola

I’m all for packing food on trips, so I made this granola for his breakfast. He ended up never eating it on the trip, but at least we have granola for a while for busy school mornings, and he loves the dehydrated bananas!

If you’d like to see how I dehydrate my own bananas, check out this video here.


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Clean Eating Banana Granola Recipe

Clean Eating Banana Granola Recipe

A delicious breakfast to get your day off on the right foot!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 14 servings
Calories: 243kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry


  • 6 cups traditional oats (gluten free oats if needed)
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • ½ cup honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups dehydrated bananas


  • Pre-heat oven to 325 F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and stir well to coat the oats thoroughly with the apple sauce, honey and spices.
  • Spread the oats out evenly over an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Break apart any clumps you see and try to get it in a single layer as much as possible. Clumps make it harder to bake it evenly.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes or until the oats have a nice golden color to them and "sound dry" when you stir them on the sheet.
  • Make sure you stir at least twice during the baking process to ensure even baking. I forgot and ended up with a portion of them burnt. Stirring is important.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  • Transfer to an air-tight storage container and keep in the fridge for freezer for up to 2 months.
  • Store bananas separately and add as needed. You can stir them in with the granola before storing, but if there is any moisture at all left in the granola, your bananas could get moldy and yucky. So it's best to store them separately.
  • Eat with a little milk poured over the top!


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 214mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.8mg
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  1. June Burns says:

    Awesome granola flavor! I love making homemade granola, it’s much better than store-bought 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      June – It really is! Food manufacturer’s just can’t recreate the flavor of the homemade stuff!

  2. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats says:

    totally love this recipe .. i majorly heart dehydrated banana chips! Can’t wait to try!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Krista – Ya, I love them. I don’t eat them much, but they are delicious!!!

  3. Are traditional oats the same thing as steel cut oats?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Chava – No. They are the sort of oval, flat oats.

  4. I have a question about the dehydrated bananas when you say to add them separately do you mean not to cook them with the the other ingredients?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Brenda – Correct. Mix them in after you have made the granola. You can also store them separately if you prefer that.

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