Skinny Monkey Granola

I’ve been doing some serious granola chowing lately. I consider it my third job to personally try every variety that crosses my path. Funny job, for a lady that makes fabulous granola of her very own.


The greatest thing is, homemade is still the best! Don’t feel a need to go granola prowling, just take my word for it, mine is best.

Yup, I should be so bold.

But seriously! Almond butter and bananas?! Yup. Woah, Skinny Monkey!


Love me? Knew you would.

Not to mention I’m totally spilling about my other latest obsession – freeze dried fruit! It’s so awesome! It doesn’t’ make your granola wet or sticky like some traditional dried fruits (gross, right?) and with milk, it rehydrates and bursts with some epic flavor!


I grabbed mine at Trader Joe’s, but I’ve seen it at Target too!

Now hop into your kitchen, you’ve got some breakfast to make!


Skinny Monkey Granola

2 cups old fashioned oats

¼ cup whole flaxseed

1/3 cup raw almonds, roughly chopped

¼ cup natural almond butter

1 Tbs. coconut oil

1 Tbs. brown sugar

½ cup freeze dried banana slices, roughly chopped

~Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F and line a baking pan with parchment, sprayed with nonstick spray.

~In a large bowl, combine your oats, flaxseed and almonds.

~In a small, microwave-safe bowl, combine the almond butter and coconut oil. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir to combine. Then, add the brown sugar, and microwave for an additional 30 seconds, stirring again.

~Pour the almond butter over the oat mixture and use a silicone spatula to stir until everything is well combined. Pour the granola mix onto the prepared baking pan. Bake for 30-45 min, stirring every 15 minutes, until golden brown.

~Let the granola cool completely on a wire rack. Add the freeze dried banana pieces, stir, and put in an airtight container to store until you’re ready to enjoy it!

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  1. FreckledNettles says

    Just wanted to say that I love your IG posts, but I definitely love your blog more! I’m so happy I created my own blog and can now network with women like you who share the same passions as me. Looking forward to your posts, xoxo.

  2. Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen says

    I had to chuckle because–as I’ve told you–I have some slight problems when faced with a bag of granola. However, I, too, make pretty darn good ‘nola if I do say so myself. [I've taught classes on it, for goodness sake!]

    I have NEVER thought about using freeze dried fruit instead of dried, but that makes SO much sense. I definitely need to invest in some…

  3. Sarah says

    Ahhhh!!! This is calling my boyfriends name!! I definitely have to make this for him! He needs better snacks in his diet!! Delicious!

  4. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli says

    SKINNY monkey!! Haha, LOVE it!! And I love the freeze-dried fruit…I just tried some freeze-dried strawberries from Trader Joe’s recently…the sweet/tart taste takes a little getting used to, but add a little milk and….swooooon! I’ve got a package of bananas that I found at Walmart of all places…without any sketchiness! I think this is gonna have to go down in the kitch soon…though don’t hate me if I use pb instead! I like almond butter, but nothing bananas and peanut butter were just meant to be! Hmm, maybe I’ll drizzle my bowl with some healthy chocolate sauce too! 8O