This simple recipe makes an amazing batch of Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola. The mashed banana provides ample sweetness and flavor.
Preheat oven to 180 C or 350 F. Line a large baking pan or baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, stir oats, nuts, salt and cinnamon together.
Melt coconut oil with peanut butter in the microwave in 30 second increments. Add mashed bananas, maple syrup and vanilla essence.
Pour the liquid mixture over the oat mixture. Mix well and coat the oats evenly until well combined.
Transfer this mixture over the prepared baking sheet and spread in a thin layer to bake evenly.
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until crispy golden brown. Stir every 10 minutes to bake evenly.
Let cool completely and then stir in the chocolate chips. Store in an airtight container for upto 2 months.
Let the granola cool completely before breaking it up to get bigger clumps.