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This recipe was inspired by my favorite banana almond muffins. Whether in muffins or in cereal, bananas and almonds pair perfectly.

From Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook

This vegan granola recipe was inspired by my favorite banana almond muffins. Whether in muffins or in cereal, bananas and almonds pair perfectly.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups pitted and chopped dates
  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 275°F.
  2. Add the oats to a large bowl and set aside. Line two 13 × 18-inch baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Place the dates in a medium saucepan with 1 cup of water and bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add more water if needed to keep the dates from sticking to the pan.
  4. Remove from the heat and add the mixture to a blender with the bananas, almond extract, and salt. Process until smooth and creamy.
  5. Add the date mixture to the oats and mix well. Divide the granola between the two prepared baking sheets and spread out evenly.
  6. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until the granola is crispy. Remove from the oven and let cool before adding the slivered almonds (if using). (The cereal will get even crispier as it cools.)
  7. Store the granola in an airtight container.

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KimS6 months ago
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I made this today and I am so happy! I subbed vanilla for the almond extract as I don’t care for almond. I also added some raw pepitas and raw sunflower seeds. I put all the nuts/seeds in and cooked them the whole time. It’s crunchy, not too sweet but sweet enough and the banana flavor is just a lovely mild hint. I can’t believe that this has no oil and no white/brown sugar. Thank you so much! A+

Monica7 months ago
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Is there no Nutritional info? fat, cal, sugar, etc.

Cindi M3 weeks ago
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You can enter the recipe into something like My Fitness Pal and they can calculate it or google the info for each ingredient and then divide the total calories by however many servings you’d get. Fortunately, there aren’t too many ingredients.

Kay5 months ago
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They never leave nutritional information

Lynn Rooks9 months ago
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HAve made this and eaten several times. Since no one is eating FOK with me in the family, yet. Its nice to have a snack or breakfast ready and waiting. Its a great wait to keep bananas from becoming too ripe. I also use frozen intended for other other uses as well. I just allow them time to thaw. Thanks Forks Over Knives, having a ball with your recipes and getting healthier everyday.

Val1 year ago
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If I substitute store bought date syrup, is the correct measurement still 2 cups?

Bridget Lambert7 months ago
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This is so delicious. I make it all the time and often eat it for breakfast in a bowl with almond milk and plenty of frozen blueberries.

Cathy1 year ago
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How long does this store at room temperature?

Lee9 months ago
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I have made this a few times and store it in my pantry in an air tight container. I would guess mine was in there about 2 months before I finished it and it tasted fine. I didn’t detect anything rancid. It might make a difference if it’s summer or winter in your area (warmer temps and humid air can affect longevity in your pantry).

Arrhiannon1 year ago
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This is a very good granola. I added some sunflower seeds, chopped walnuts, and chopped cashews instead of the almonds because I do not use almonds for anything. They are not sustainably sourced in the USA. AND my “hippie” hub likes lots of nuts and seeds in his granola.

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Del Sroufe

Chef Del Sroufe is co-owner and executive chef of Wellness Forum Foods, a whole-food, plant-based meal delivery and catering service in Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook and Better Than Vegan. Del teaches cooking classes and helps people transition to a healthy plant-based diet.

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