Making home granola is one of those things you never think to do, since buying the packaged stuff is so much more convenient. It's one of those thing that when you do finally get around to making, you wonder why it only happens every few months or so.
When NYC was threatened with a record breaking snowstorm last night, I set out and bought things to have on hand that would last incase monsters took over the world and I was stuck in my apartment for 6 months. Nuts, oats, lots of dry products. Part of me is convinced that's why we only got 5 inches of snow, because, you know, I was prepared. Anyway - I took a look at my snow stash and thought "what the heck can I make with all this stuff now?" Oh right.. GRANOLA.
Banana Nut Granola
yields 5 cups
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup dried banana chips
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 bananas, mashed
Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combined all of the ingredients in a bowl until oats and nuts are well coated.
Evenly spread out onto the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, flipped once. Allow granola to cool completely before transferring to an airtight container.