Monday, January 9, 2012

Banana Coconut Pepita White Chocolate Granola

When Trader Joe's handed me flattened bananas, I made granola.

Really good, delicious granola. Perfect for snacking, with greek yogurt, over ice cream or just plain milk.

Banana Coconut Pepita
 White Chocolate Granola

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup agave syrup
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup dried bananas chopped into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips or chopped pieces

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl stir together the rolled oats, vegetable oil, agave syrup and pepitas.
  • Spread out on the baking sheet and bake for about 10 minute or until the mixture starts to brown.
  • Remove baking sheet from oven and stir the mixture around and return to oven for another 5-10 minutes or so to make sure all of the mixture it evenly roasted.
  • Place in large bowl and stir in the shredded coconut, dried bananas and white chocolate pieces.
  • Store in an airtight container.


  1. What an irresistible combo for granola! I'm intrigued by the flattened banana! I don't have Trader Joe's and am seeing all kinds of good stuff from them tonight.

  2. I love the idea of those three flavors together! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

  3. I love granola...with flattened bananas and white chocolate I'm sure it just takes breakfast or snacking to an entirely new and delicious level.

  4. I had never heard of flattened bananas until now. Now that I see that they are, in fact, dried banana chips, it all makes sense. For some reason, when I first saw your picture, I thought they were just a bunch of squished banana in a bag. Dried banana granola is so much better than squished banana granola. Thanks for brightening my day (and making me look a little silly) :)

  5. Trader Joe's is a such a giver of delicious ingredients. And you are such a giver of delicious recipes to make with them! This sounds like the perfect snack food!

  6. So wish we had a Trader Joe's! Anyway...this sounds like the most delicious granola ever.


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