Granola is simply delicious, no doubt about it. Unfortunately, it is actually HARD to find a healthy granola! Even though the name evokes images of health-conscious crunchy-granola eaters, commercial granolas tend to be loaded with either lots of sugar, oil, or both.
So here is a simple recipe that will make your whole house smell like heaven, taste yummy and give you another option for healthy and maybe even on-the-go breakfast.
12 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chopped pecans or sliced almonds
2 cups pitted dates
2 to 3 pureed ripe bananas
1 cup water
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp maple extract
In a big bowl, mix rolled oats, walnuts and half of the pecans (1/2 cup). Blend the rest of the ingredients in a high-speed blender. If no high-speed blender is available, blend the water, 1/2 cup pecans, dates, salt, and extracts, adding more water if necessary. Then incorporate this mix to the banana puree and stir well.