Granola {without oil} – cooking classy

I’m one who loves granola and all it’s delicious varieties. Tasty banana bread recipe If there is one thing I don’t like about many of the granola recipes out there, it is the use of oil in the granola coating. Baking banana bread If I’m trying to create healthy food I can to start my day with, why would I pour a 1/2 cup of oil over the top (granted, I obviously wouldn’t eat the whole batch in one sitting, but it would still amount to about 1 Tbsp of oil in each serving which would be 100 calories of fat…and I save my fat calories for dessert at the finish of my dinner meal =). Easy way to make banana bread I haven’t made a homemade granola for a few years actually because I’ve been turned away from it due to that extra fat. The best banana nut bread I also don’t like my granola to have a ridiculous amount of fillers. 5 banana bread recipe Yes many of the fillers that are added to granola are indeed healthy, but they also pack in calories. Traditional banana bread recipe So, I decided to try a new granola route without using oil and keeping it simple. Light banana bread recipe My first attempt I tried applesauce and I wasn’t able to achieve the crunch I wanted. Super easy banana bread This time around I used just the sweeteners without oil, and instead with a bit of water and boiled it in a saucepan before pouring it over the oat mixture. All recipes banana bread I know there are going to be some people out there that are going to say this recipe isn’t healthy because it has sugar in it, but to that I say the sugar is for my emotional health =). How to make banana bread easy If I made a granola with no sugar or an artificial sweetener I’d rather not eat it and just have toast. Best banana bread ever recipe This granola isn’t overly sweet I think 1/2 cup of sugar is not to0 much but also not too little. Two banana bread recipe This is something I can be happy to start my day with and also something I can feel good about serving to my kids for breakfast (not to mention, we all love it!). Amazing banana bread Munch on this for a crunchy, lightly sweet midday snack or pour it into a bowl along with some creamy almond milk (my favorite) or another delicious way to serve it up is in a parfait with fresh fruit (leaving out the dry fruit) along with Greek yogurt. Banana bread recipe from scratch Yum, yum, yum! Enjoy!

• 1 cup dried berries such as blueberries, cranberries, or raisins*, optional

• Preheat oven to 300 degrees.


Banana bread recipe 4 bananas In a large mixing bowl, toss together oats and sliced almonds, set aside. Banana bread recipe easy moist In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, honey, water, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, bring mixture to a boil stirring frequently. How do you make banana bread Once mixture reaches a boil, allow to boil for 1 minute whisking constantly. Best recipe banana bread Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and baking soda and whisk until mixture is foamy, about 10 seconds. Ultimate banana bread recipe Carefully pour hot sugar mixture over oat mixture and toss to evenly coat. Award winning banana bread Spread mixture into an even layer on a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Easy bake banana bread Bake in preheated oven, about 36 – 40 minutes until golden brown, removing from oven and tossing twice during baking (when tossing, I tossed the oat mixture near the edges into the center and spread the mixture in the center out to the edges for more even cooking). How to banana bread Remove from oven, toss in dried fruit and allow to cool completely. 1 banana bread recipe Store in an airtight container (note that granola wont be crisp until cooled).

• *I used half dried cranberries and half raisins. Banana bread butter I just tried the Craisins infused with cherry juice in this recipe, I would highly recommend them. Sweet banana bread recipe They are delicious and taste like a cranberry+ a cherry in one. Banana bread recipes moist world’s best I haven’t tried the pomegranate or blueberry versions yet but I’m guessing those are also delicious.

Cindy Harris: I love granola but one of my favorite recipes has a half a pound of butter in it. Easy delicious banana bread Delicious but more of a dessert than a breakfast.

Can’t wait to try this recipe. Delicious banana bread recipe January 27, 2013 at 1:43pm Reply

Melanie: This looks fantastic! I LOVE granola, but hesistate from eating a bowl because of the high calories. Recipe moist banana bread I usually just sprinkle a little on my yogurt or healthy cereal:) With this recipe I could actually enjoy a whole bowl! Thank you!! January 27, 2013 at 8:54pm Reply

Laura: This is awesome! I just recently made my first batch of homemade granola and I LOVED it. Banana bread batter I had pretty much 4 cupcs of granola. Banana bread pudding That was on friday night. Ingredients for banana bread Now it’s all gone.

I didn’t use oil in it, but butter. Two banana bread And yes, I began to think about the ridiculous amount of butter I just stuffed in my face within 3 days. Banana bread recipe healthy Not to mention that I love dessert and also had pancakes for breakfast on sunday and some… a few… a lot… of Rolo’s since saturday.

So yes, I love that your recipe doesn’t use any oil (or butter, for that matter). Cooking banana bread I totally get you. Unique banana bread recipe Honey might be a pretty good alternative to the sugar though as well, don’t you think? Anyways, thanks a lot! <3 January 28, 2013 at 3:19pm Reply

Jan: I’m just curious about the baking soda. How to bake banana bread How did you come up with that ingredient, and what does it do in granola? I’m just browsing around for oil-free granola, and this looks promising! March 3, 2013 at 6:42am Reply

Alicia: I make mine very similar to this. Top rated banana bread recipe I use about a 1/4 cup brown rice syrup (I’m vegan) and only 1/4 brown sugar and totally omit the oil from my recipe. Banana oatmeal bread It isn’t as clumpy as I’d like, but it still tastes good. Chocolate banana bread recipe I dump a lot of vanilla in there too, and dried cherries. Recipe for healthy banana bread I love how you can really mess with with the ingredients and just do what you want. Soft banana bread recipe I think next I’ll try some maple syrup in a batch. Simple moist banana bread recipe I have to make it weekly because I’m an addict! May 15, 2013 at 5:02am Reply

chelseajoy: I made this last night and it’s wonderful! I’ve been looking for a no oil granola recipe that still gets a crunch and this hit the spot! My boyfriend even loved it! I’ve already sent this recipe to multiple people! June 3, 2013 at 6:44am Reply

Maija: Hi! New to homemade granola. 2 banana bread If I want to make this without nuts, do I need to substitute with another cup of dry ingredients? (i.e. Easy banana walnut bread another cup of oats in place of the nuts) July 24, 2013 at 8:08pm Reply

I made this today. Banana bread recipe 3 bananas I was in such a hurry, I totally missed that I needed to bring a few ingredients to a boil. Gourmet banana bread I just mixed it all together well. Banana date bread Then spread onto parchment lined cookie sheet. Organic banana bread It turned out great. Banana bread pudding recipe I also omitted the baking soda.

This is a great recipe! Thank you for sharing. Best banana walnut bread recipe 🙂 August 7, 2013 at 11:31pm Reply

Melissa: Hi, I have a question for you. Banana bread recipe with oil I was wondering if you take out the sugar and double the amount of honey you put in, if that will not only make it healthier but still taste just as good. Perfect banana bread recipe August 9, 2013 at 10:42pm Reply

Keila: This is the first time I’ve made homemade granola and this recipe is so good. Fat free banana bread I’ve been trying to eat healthier since I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a couple of months ago and it has been so hard to quit my addiction to sugary/ marshmallowy/ multicolored breakfast cereals, but I think this might just do the trick. Bisquick banana bread recipe As of now, I’m hooked to this blog. Bread machine banana bread August 25, 2013 at 10:29pm Reply

Michelle: I Looooovvvveee this recipe. One banana bread recipe Made it several days ago and its gone. Banana bread easy moist My husband tried some without the dried fruit and asked if it can be made into granola bars. Banana bread recipe best moist I found another recipe that is very similar but toasted theiroats in oil first and i dont want to do that. Bisquick banana bread Im guessing i would use more brown sugar and honey. Banana bread ingredients Thank you so much.

Jaclyn: I have two granola bar recipes here, which do both have oil and they are chewy:

http://www.cookingclassy.com/2013/04/microwave-chewy-peanut-butter-granola-bars/

http://www.cookingclassy.com/2013/09/microwave-chewy-chocolate-chip-granola-bars/

I do need to post a crunchy granola bar recipe sometime in the future though. Best banana bread recipe ever So glad you liked this recipe! January 15, 2014 at 11:30pm Reply

Michelle: Morning, Im actually getting ready to make my second batch in a minute. Banana bread recipe with sour cream But my husband tried it and loved it but wants me to make it into granola bars without the dried fruit and was wondering how much more sugar and honey ect to use. Moist and delicious banana bread Thank you and God bless. Sugar free banana bread And love ur blog/page. Banana bread recipe sour cream January 9, 2014 at 9:48am Reply

michelle: The one i found where she toasts the oats. Sour cream banana bread Everything else mirrors your mixture but more of the brown sugar and things.

Also used pumpkin spice and cinnamon and 1/2 tsp of coarse sea salt. How to make a banana bread Added a little more depth to the flavor. Banana bread with sour cream January 16, 2014 at 5:16am Reply

Maguy: Hi I’ve just made this with coconut sugar and maple syrup and it worked 😉

I added some diced apricots and shredded coconuts and you know what? It’s SO addictive that I will have to bake/store regularly!! I’m glad that I could make delicious crunchy granola without any oil. Buttermilk banana bread Thank you very much for the recipe. Betty crocker banana bread February 22, 2014 at 10:03am Reply

Linda Rayburn: I just wanted to say thank you for sharing this fabulous recipe! It is by far the best granola I have ever had! I had to make one little change because I can’t have brown sugar I used coconut palm sugar and it turned out fabulous!

Granola for Day Hike | In the Kitchen: […] I’ve made granola before, but the recipes most often called for vegetable oil. Banana bread with buttermilk This time, I wanted to cut those extra calories and try a new recipe. How to make homemade banana bread […] June 9, 2014 at 7:14pm Reply

Eleanor: This recipe is 2 years old now so maybe you won’t see this, but….

I love this recipe! It’s so nice to find an oil-free granola! Thank you so much for putting it up!

I was wondering, around how long do you think it will store in the fridge? Granola recipes that use oil often say “consume within one week” or so on, but I would assume that the ingredient most likely to go rancid first is the oil – so maybe this one will keep for 2 or 3 weeks?

I was thinking about making up a really huge batch and eating it over a month or so. Betty crocker banana bread recipe Has anyone tried that?

richard brandau: Jaclyn: i prepared your recipe for Granola without oil. Best ever banana bread It was great but I had to make a fews substitutions. Banana bread 1 banana i added one cup of Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted grain crunchy cereal since I only had three cups of oats. Banana bread muffin recipe Also, I substituted a cup of sunflower seeds for the slivered almonds since I am not supposed to eat nuts. Chocolate chip banana nut bread The fruit I added was raisins and chopped dried apricots. Oatmeal banana bread recipe I am wondering if you have adapted the recipe to make granola bars? I am aware of several diet authors that would be interested in recipes prepared without oil. Banana bread low fat Thanks, Dick Brandau May 21, 2015 at 9:45am Reply

Traci R: Hi – I made a batch this weekend and the flavor was great! I had a couple of problems I hoped you would help me troubleshoot. Banana bread with applesauce The granola stayed sticky and clumped in the jar. Chocolate banana bread Did I not cook it long enough? It’s very chewy. Banana bread muffins Is that how it is supposed to be? Thanks! July 4, 2015 at 6:38am Reply

Diana: I never liked granola until I found your recipe. How to cook banana bread I have been making it for 10 months and we absolutely love it. Banana bread sour cream It’s crunchy and dry. Banana pineapple bread A perfect snack with yogurt and some fresh fruit. 2 loaf banana bread recipe Thank you, thank you, thank you. Banana bread with chocolate chips Got to got. Bananas for banana bread Taking my granola out of the oven. Whole wheat banana bread September 18, 2015 at 6:10pm Reply

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