GRANOLA HEAVEN - 10 Minutes Recipe! Cinnamon-Banana & Chocolate! Healthy, gluten free, refined sugar free!

in #food2 years ago (edited)

Hi sweethearts and dear friends!! Its time to present my new breakfast recipe! This time a simple GRANOLA recipe, that takes only 10 minutes to prepare, and makes every breakfast to a feast!

I have made this recipe twice the last couple of days, and we love it, the jars were gone within a day! Now when spring finally is here in Austria, I feel I need a lighter breakfast in the morning, a porridge is quite heavy when the weather is warm, so I started to make my own granola instead!

I have always thought that granola is such a difficult thing to make, and time consuming, but now when I how easy and quick I can make it, I fill my jars as soon as they are empty.
To make your own granola is also a lot cheaper, than if you buy it from the grocery store, and when you make your own, you can decide for yourself, what to put in it, and how sweet you would like it. Granola tempt to be very sweet when you buy it, and it is often not very healthy.

This recipe is:

  • high of protein
  • filled with healthy nutrients
  • contains natura sweetener
  • salt free
  • addictive!!
  • gluten free if you use gluten free oats or any other flakes such as quinoa- or millet flakes
  • simple to prepare!
  • 10 minutes prep time
  • breakfast heaven;)

Chocolate & Banana-Cinnamon Granola

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You can enjoy your granola with some plantbased milk, or vegan yogurt. I love to add some fresh fruits and berries too!

You can also try to add some granola to a fruit salad, or a creamy porridge. Or what about to decorate a delicate dessert with some of your crunchy granola. Be creative, and enjoy!

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On this picture you can see my creamy millet breakfast/dessert with homemade cashew butter (I got a peanut butter maker machine from my partner as my birthday gift, and with that I can make any kind of nut butter in almost no time! The best gift I could imagine! Did I mention that I am a passionated foodie? Just kidding hehe, you should know that by now that I am a crazy vegan foodie, right!), enjoyed together with berries and some granola of course.

Now- lets share the recipe:


For 4-5 portions.


  • 1 cup (gluten free) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts of choice
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1 tbsp amaranth
  • 1 tbsp popped amaranth
  • 2-3 tsp cinnamon (ceylon)
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder (unsweetened)
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup (optional but not necessary, you can replace the maple syrup with chopped dates if you like to)
  • 1 tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut shred
  • some vanilla from one vanilla bean
  • 1 ripe banana

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  • mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and knead/work together the mixture with your hands or spoon until it sticks well together. If you have children, they will have a lot of fun while helping. You can add the cacao to only one part if you like to have 2 flavours. But do as you wish.

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  • Preheat the oven to 150 degree celsius (or 180 degree cesius for more crunch).
  • Spread the granola on parchment paper.

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  • Bake the granola for 10 minutes and let it cool down before filling your jars with it.

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  • Storage in jars.

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  • Enjoy with plantbased milk or yogurt and berries/fruits!
  • Tips: Granola is a great gift. Simply add granola in a beautiful jar, decorate it if you wish and write a sweet message. Everyone will appriciate such a yummy gift!

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No time in the morning for a breakfast? Fill granola and dairy-free milk in small jars, and take them with you. Enjoy on your way to work, or later in the office.

This is also the perfect snack for pregnant women who are hungry all the time. Or for busy parents! Now you have no excuse to not try my recipe;) Let me know what you think!!

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I know what I am going to make tomorrow morning, my jars are already empty (again), and I need to stock up granola for the next few days!

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Sending you some great love vibes right now, and wish that all of you will try my recipe! No regrets, but worth everything!

A healthy lifestyle, starts inside your mind, and goes all the way to the food you feed your body with.

Yesterday I had to take a break from all activities during the evening and night, I really just needed a good sleep, so I went to bed with my little boy at 8 pm and woke up at 8 am. Sometimes you just need to listen to your body and gives it exactly the rest it needs. I felt so relaxed and energized in the morning today, and had so much motivation to make the best out of the day. That was the best decision I could have made, even if I didnt get work done, I took care of myself, and thats always most important in life.


Love, Niina

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I do not have amaranth but I can add some quinoa. Can't wait to make a new batch. Always makes our home smell so nice!

Yes that smell! Just incredible delicious! This smells like baked banana and cinnamon;)

I love homemade granola so much i can eat it buy it's self, lol................this recipe is especially delicious 🌸💖🌸

I am also the biggest granola fan ever😍😂Thanks darling!!

I want to try this!! I love granola but never made it myself:) thank you @vegan.niinja!
By the way- loved the picture with the cute little helper hand mixing it together!😄❤

Haha yes my little boy always wants to help with the food and also taking the pictures, he will he a chef very soon;) Thank you, so glad you liked it! You have to try to make your own granola, its so easy! I alsothought it would be difficult some days ago, than this happend!!;)

Definitely a recipe I want to try! Wow! And I noticed those sweet helper hands, so darling!

Oh he is always very helpful!! Sometimes a little to much!!;) He really enjoys it when he can do the same as me in the kitchen!

I am in LOVE with this! I eat yogurt with granola every day and have been thinking about making my own yogurt again. Being able to make my own granola, too would be PERFECT! Thank you for sharing!!!

I love granola, and finally I have my own at home, and can eat as much as I want! I always thought it was to expensive to buy, so I didnt do that. This is pure luxery;) Hope you got 10 minutes left to try out my recipe!!
Thank you!

Wooow, your pictures are stunning as usual, love ♥ Can you not move in with me? Your recipes always look and sound amazing :)

Haha I would love move to Bali! When can I move to your place? I will take my baby with me😘💕

What an awesome idea! Ive really been meaning to make my own muesli and this seems like a great recipe to spice up my breakfasts! Thanks :)

Thank you! That would be awesome! I love to change and vary my breakfast from time to time, especially when the weather changes and I need something lighter!;)

Definitely looks like granola heaven. Amazing photography pics.

I happen to be very sensitive to carbs. As in, I will gain weight easily. But I can eat these things sometimes and I"ll be fine.

Oh thanks! Are you sensitive to all kind of carbs? Also nuts, seeds and for example quinoa flakes?;)
Let me know if you try this out, its so simple, and perfect for special events!

What do you usually eat for breakfast?

Yep, nuts and seeds... I gain weight very easily. But my body has been changing with kundalini yoga, so might be less of an issue these days, actually.

Quinoa is fine, and I eat it regularly. (I get big bags of it from Costco.)

For breakfast I often eat one of the following:
*a bowl of mixed fruit
*oatmeal with goji berries, trail mix, blueberries and bananas.
*quinoa and beans I make in a crockpot. I actually eat this a lot. I called it vegan bachelorette chow.

Oh sounds great! So you are on a vegan diet? If you can eat oatmeal, than you can eat granola hehe;) Just skip the nuts and replace them with coconut flakes for example, or dried fruits!

Yes, I eat Vegan 90% of the time. Well, I can eat oatmeal in moderation. I can't eat it everyday. Coconut flakes... good idea.

Try it out and see if you like it:)

OOH LORD!!! This will be the new staple snack in my house 😍 Looks amazing!
And I love the new formatting on your post :) Looks really neat and tidy :).
And is that a new group I see ;) You are a busy bee darling :D.

Haha yes busy all night long, almost!! Thanks lovely! Glad you like the new outlook!;)

Haha, I hope you get some sleep at least :D

Haha yes I get some sleep! Thanks Nicole!;)

Ohhh! What a great dessert you made?!!!!! It’s very healthy and rich! Who is the little girl which helped you!!!! Small 👩‍🍳 !

Thanks love!! Thats my little boy, he always wants to help;)

Ohhh! May god protect him my dear!!!!!

Thanks sweetie!!!

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Oh. Wow. So yummy. I must try this out some day :)

Yes! So simply and you can actually replace the seeds or nuts with anything else if you like to;) Good luck!!