Chunky monkey crunchy, fruit sweetened, Oil-free Granola

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From now on you can have your favourite combination even for breakfast. Not only in a delicious but as well nutritious way. No funny business to be found in this recipe, I can promise you that. I’ll just leave it at:

chocolate + walnuts + banana= heavenly killer combination


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Perfectly crunchy Chunky monkey Granola

[Vegan, whole food, refined sugar-, gluten-, oil-free, fruit sweetened]

Servings: 8 hearty servings    Prep time: 10-15 minutes

Baking time:  20-25 minutes    Total time: 30-40 minutes


  • 1,5 / 150g ripe bananas
  • 6 / 60g / 2 oz pitted dates
  • 3 tbsps cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsps nut butter
  • Optionally a small pinch of salt and a splash of vanilla essence
  • 3,5 dl / 1,5 cups rolled oats
  • 1,25 dl / 1/2 cup puffed cereal of choice, buckwheat or just more oats
  • 1,25 dl / 1/2 cup steel cut oats (can be subbed for more nuts or/and seeds)
  • 1,25 dl / 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 4 tbsps cacao nibs
  • 1,25 dl / 1/2 cup dried banana, raisins or other dried fruit of choice


  1. Preheat your oven to 150ºC / 300ºF
  2. In a blender mix the banana, dates, nut butter, cocoa, salt and vanilla smooth.
  3. In a large mixing bowl mix the oats, puffed cereal/buckwheat, steel-cut oats and nuts. Mix in chocolate date mixture using your hands or a large utensil. Just make sure everything gets evenly covered.
  4. Spread out on one to two baking trays and roast for 20-25 minutes or until crispy. Let cool, stir in the dried fruit and chocolate, enjoy!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Quick question, just wondering how much peanut butter we’re supposed to include. Maybe I’m going blind but I can’t see it listed! Haha


    1. Veggienator says:

      No worries, accidently forgot to write it down! You only need 1 tbsp and it only optional. 😊


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