July 15, 2019

Banana Walnut Granola

Banana Walnut Granola is a deliciously simple recipe, made with only 3 ingredients. Tasty, healthy, and completely whole-food plant-based!

When I started my elimination diet, I knew I was going on a journey. I knew it wouldn't be easy, especially for a foodie like me. I enjoy eating a variety of foods each day -- not only to get in all my nutrients but because I like experiencing different foods and flavors.

My elimination diet humbled me. I went from eating such a variety to only eating a handful of foods each day. It was hard! But slowly, as I added more foods to my diet, I cooked more 'complex' meals and snacks. Including this Banana Walnut Granola.

Usually in my granola recipes I use date syrup as a healthy sweetener. Date syrup gives the perfect amount of sweetness and also helps the granola get super crispy. But dates are very high in FODMAPS, so they weren't part of my diet. I missed eating granola a lot, so once I added bananas to my list of foods, I created this gem.

Banana Walnut Granola


Banana Walnut Granola uses only bananas as a sweetener. Be warned: this granola is not as sweet as my usual granola recipes. But it still tastes great! It has that subtle banana flavor without being too overpowering. Honestly, I love it -- super sweet granola has it's place, but bananas make a great natural sweetener.

This granola also features the amazing walnut. Walnuts are soft and slightly sweet, making them the perfect addition to this subtly-sweet granola. The crunchy oats pair well with the softer walnuts.

That's it! Those are the main ingredients: oats, banana, and walnuts. For some extra flavor we'll add some cinnamon (my favorite) and a pinch of salt. You probably have all the ingredients already! So go make yourself some delicious granola!

How to make Banana Walnut Granola

Step 1. Mash a small banana really well. You don't want any lumps or clumps, just smooth banana puree.

Step 2. Mix the oats, mashed banana, cinnamon and salt.

Step 3. Spread the mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 4. Sprinkle on some chopped walnuts.

Step 5. Bake and enjoy!

Recipe Prayer

Jesus, thank you for simple, healthy foods, with ingredients that fuel our bodies to do Your work. Amen.

Banana Walnut Granola

Banana Walnut Granola is a deliciously simple recipe, made with only 3 ingredients. Tasty, healthy, and completely whole-food plant-based!














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  • 1/3 Cup Mashed/Pureed Banana*
  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the mashed banana, oats, cinnamon, and salt. Spread evenly on the baking sheet. Sprinkle the walnuts on top of the granola.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through to break up some of the clusters. Allow the granola to cool for 5 minutes before eating. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*To keep this recipe low-FODMAP, use an unripe banana. For more intense banana flavor, use a very ripe banana. Either way, make sure to mash the banana very well.

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September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography