Chunky Banana & Chocolate Granola

Do you know what I miss when I’m on a grain-free diet?

Granola, cereal, and whole grain products!

Who doesn’t love a big bowl of cereal with fresh fruit and a splash of cold milk?

It’s just so comforting and satisfying!

But, let’s face it, it’s hard to find a grain-free cereal worth eating.

That is until I stumbled upon the perfect recipe for chunky, crunchy, and oh-so-delicious granola that’s grain-free and sugar-free!

How can you have chunky granola without oats and honey? I know what you’re thinking.

I’m going to tell you the secret ingredient that makes all the difference… bananas.

Yes, you heard me right!


When you mash them up into a puree and mix it with some coconut oil and spices, you get the perfect gooey mixture that holds it all together and adds a subtle sweetness to the granola.

But that’s not all. I added walnuts and pumpkin seeds to give them extra volume and a light, crunchy texture.

And, of course, I couldn’t resist throwing in some chocolate chunks because, let’s face it, who doesn’t love chocolate in their granola?

The result is a crunchy, chunky, and oh-so-delicious granola that will leave you wanting more!

With milk, yogurt, on top of smoothies, in koldskål, or just as a snack, there are so many ways to enjoy this granola.

You’ll love it as much as I do! It’s the perfect fall treat that will be my best friend during those long study sessions.

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Chunky Banana & Chocolate Granola

Course Breakfast
Servings 2 lire jar
Calories 1635kcal


  • 2 cup walnuts
  • 3/4 cup almonds
  • 3/4 cup flaxseed
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup coconut, shredded, desiccated or flakes
  • 150 g dark chocolate min. 70% (optional, but add dates in the banana pure instead)
  • 1.5 ripe banana, chopped into very small pieces

Banana cream

  • 3 large very ripe bananas
  • 1.5 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp ground vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cardamome
  • Tip: Add 4-6 dates for extra sweetness (especially if you do not add chocolate)


  • Preheat oven to 150 °C /300 °F (with fan).
  • Blend all the ingredients for the banana cream and transfer to a bowl. Coarsely chop almonds, walnuts and chocolate. Add all the granola ingredients into the bowl with the banana cream and use your hands to mix it very well together.
  • Divide the granola evenly on a baking sheet, use two baking racks if you have a normal sized oven, since it is important that it does not lay in a too thick layer in order to get roasted properly.
  • Bake in the oven for 30-35 min. Stir it around and break it a part into smaller chunks every 10 min, and remove from the oven as soon as it seems golden and watch out that the chocolate does not burn.
  • let the granola cool completely before you pour it into air tight glasses. Serve the granola on top of yoghurt & fresh berries or with fruit and ice cold milk. Or top you morning smoothie or banana pancakes with a sprinkle of granola.


Calories: 1635kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 152g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 85g | Monounsaturated Fat: 37g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 1621mg | Fiber: 33g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 433mg | Iron: 11mg