Recipe

Plantain Granola

Susan AAuthorSusanYields1 ServingCategory
Cook Time25 mins

Granola. Also known as a ‘step up’ from porridge.. with a crunch. It’s a worldwide breakfast fave for those who like to start the day the healthy way.

I’m not ashamed to say that granola boxes used to be a staple in my weekly shop. Forget bowls, more like: Box. Hand. Mouth. In that order! But one day, I turned that box around. What do I find? Nasties like sugar syrup, hydrogenated oil, flavouring and much more. There was no question. I was left with no choice but to create & make my own.

Since making my own, I’ve morphed into a homemade granola nut. What do I love about it the most? You would think like an average person. It would be the cost-effectiveness or the healthiness. Hey, these reasons are great, but what I love most about granola is the customizability.

I love being creative with granola. Whether that being marrying orange with chocolate or coconut with chia or even chilli with paprika for more savoury granola.

My favourite granola recipe has to be my Plantain Granola I’m sharing with you! Those of you who maybe don’t know what a plantain is, they’re a bit like bananas but slightly larger and tend to be eaten in its sweetest state when the skin is yellowy-black.

I have been on a bit of a plantain kick lately. I always find such great deals on them (sometimes cheaper than bananas), so I end up buying loads and buy day 2, I get sick of boiling, broiling or baking them that one day I thought, why not create a spin-off on granola, namely plantain-ola? I know banana works well in granola buy giving it body and flavour, so why not try it’s an older cousin?

This recipe is crunchy, sweet, simple and makes a great on-the-go snack. It’ll last up to a month (or a day) in a cool, dry place.

I love to have it as a snack or with some coconut yogurt. You can eat it plain, add it to ice cream, pour almond milk over it, make it a cereal, or mix it up with some fruit. The possibilities are endless!

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients
 1 Plantain
 1 cup Raisins
 ½ cup Coconut nectar
 1 Lemon
 ¼ cup Sunflower
 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
Dry Ingredients
 1 cup Sunflower seeds/egusi seeds, soaked overnight
 1 cup Goji berries
 2 cups Almonds, soaked overnight
 1 cup Pecans, soaked for 3 hours
 Cacao nibs, shredded coconut, favourite nuts *optional

Directions

1

In a food processor, pulse dry mixture till broken down slightly.

2

Place contents of food processor in a mixing bowl.

3

In a food processor/blender, process wet ingredients.

4

Add the mixture to the dry and combine well.

5

Spread thinly on an oven tray.

6

Put in the oven for 25 minutes

7

Store in an air-tight container in a cool place.

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients
 1 Plantain
 1 cup Raisins
 ½ cup Coconut nectar
 1 Lemon
 ¼ cup Sunflower
 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
Dry Ingredients
 1 cup Sunflower seeds/egusi seeds, soaked overnight
 1 cup Goji berries
 2 cups Almonds, soaked overnight
 1 cup Pecans, soaked for 3 hours
 Cacao nibs, shredded coconut, favourite nuts *optional

Directions

1

In a food processor, pulse dry mixture till broken down slightly.

2

Place contents of food processor in a mixing bowl.

3

In a food processor/blender, process wet ingredients.

4

Add the mixture to the dry and combine well.

5

Spread thinly on an oven tray.

6

Put in the oven for 25 minutes

7

Store in an air-tight container in a cool place.

Plantain Granola

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