Banana Maple Granola Recipe

recipe2 [276667]You guys should all know by now that my love of Oatmeal is real. Sadly, however, with school starting back up I just don’t have the time in the morning to make it. And I prefer not to use microwaves. So in order to satisfy my oatmeal craving I have created this fairly healthy and simple granola.

Recipe:

Serves 8 ( 1/2 cup serving size )

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Rolled Oats
  • 1/4 Cup Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 Small-Medium Banana, Mashed
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Combine rolled oats, cinnamon, pumpkin seeds & sunflower seeds in a bowl & mix
  2. Combine olive oil, mashed banana, & maple syrup into a bowl & mix together
  3. Combine the wet & dry ingredients together, then spread onto a baking sheet
  4. Place in oven at 350’F for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown ( about half way through I stir the granola so it will cook evenly )
  5. Let cool and enjoy with yogurt, milk, fresh fruit or as a tasty little snack

Beauty Benefits:

  • Maple syrup – natural form of sugar, contain antioxidants and contains traces of calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and manganese
  • Oats – digested slower resulting in a sustained source of energy, supports weight loss, can help with blood sugar problems and is considered heart healthy
  • Bananas – can improve mo0d, helps to regulate blood sugar, can lower blood pressure, protective of the cardiovascular system and can aid in digestion
  • Olive Oil – can protect against cancer, heart disease, blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Pumpkin Seeds – heat healthy, immunity boosting, anti-diabetes, healthy liver, anti-inflammatory and contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids which are essential and can be difficult to obtain
  • Sunflower Seeds – cancer preventative, contain bone healthy minerals, soothing qualities/anti-stress, skin protective, heart healthy and anti-inflammatory
  • Cinnamon – full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, heart healthy, can lower blood sugar, anti fungal/anti bacteria qualities
Joy xx.

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