As often as I eat granola and as much as I love banana bread, I’m a bit perplexed as to how I’ve not combined the two before now. It’s really a perfect combination. Sweet, moist banana bread filled with crunchy granola? Now it seems so obvious!
And don’t you just love banana bread? It’s great for a breakfast treat or just a snack. The same can be said for granola, whether you’re eating it by the handfuls or with yogurt. Now you can have both at the same time! Similar to my banana nut bread recipe, this granola version has a tough of irresistible crunch!
Of course, the great thing about this bread is that the taste and even the texture will vary depending on the granola you use. I usually make my own granola so I can get it just right for my tastes. My favorite granola is heavy on the oats and features sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, nuts, and coconut.
Go take a look at your favorite granola. If the ingredients sound like a good match with bananas, then get baking!
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15 Comments on “Granola Banana Bread”
Can you please publish your granola recipe? I love homemade granola and have only seemed to master a chocolate one. Would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
Hi, Nancy. There have been some other requests, too, so I’ll share it soon!
Seriously genius!! This banana bread looks so good 🙂
I bet the granola adds some great crunch to every bite!
Um yes this is awesome. I would totally sprinkle some granola on top too before I baked it. And then again on top of a slice topped with yogurt maybe. Granola everything!
I’m wondering what was Paulas’ secret. The bread sound delicious.
Super good – A few changes, of course, Whole wheat flour, Half coconut oil, half butter, Used only 1/2 cup light brown sugar. Surprisingly light. Very nice recipe.
I’m glad you liked it, Georganne.
Hello there. Thank you for the recipe. All cooped up during the quarantine, in Ecuador – South America. No bakeries are open (nothing is open except supermarkets and pharmacies, both with super long lines) and enjoying making my no-knead bread but needed some good old banana bread and wanted to get rid of some extra granola. Was waiting for some bananas to ripen that I got delivered to my door last week so finally jumped on the opportunity to make some. This was perfect. I didn’t have buttermilk or any type of milk for that matter, so I used a 1/4 cup of yogurt and 1/2 cup of fresh oat milk. I used a bit more cinnamon (1 teaspoon total) and added 1/4 cup of chopped raisins to the mix, then added a sugar/cinnamon coating on top before baking. It is in the oven and the house smells wonderful, your recipe smells great so far 🙂 Hope you are well.
I’m so glad to hear that you liked the bread, Jon! And I’m glad to hear that it worked well with the substitutions you used. Stay safe!
Tried this today since I was excited to use up a bag of granola and bananas in one go. And it is delicious! I used a peanut butter granola. It’s a really nice twist on an old favorite.
I have more bananas (I freeze them) so will be trying some other ideas you have here.
Thanks for the great recipe!
I’m glad you liked it, Stefanie! I bet that peanut butter granola was really good in this.
What can replace buttermilk with applesauce?
Can I replace the buttermilk with applesauce? First comment was typed too fast.