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Chunky Monkey Granola

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: about 2 Cups 1x
  • Category: Granola
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


This Chunky Monkey Granola is a delicious combination of banana, peanut butter, and chocolate.  It is super easy to make and only requires a few simple and healthy ingredients!  Makes for a great topping to yogurt or smoothie bowls and is perfect on its own as a snack.


  • 1 mashed banana, about 1/4 cup
  • 2 cups oats
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp dairy free chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla 
  • sprinkle of cinnamon, probably about 1/2 tsp
  • pinch of salt


  1. Set the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mash one banana in a large bowl. Should be about 1/4 cup.
  3. Combine the peanut butter (3 tbsp), olive oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt on the stove over low heat.
  4. Then combine this mixture with the mashed banana.
  5. Add the oats to the mixture and mix well. You want to thoroughly and evenly coat the oats.
  6. Next get a baking tray and line it with parchment paper. Pour the granola onto the tray and spread it out very thin with a spatula. You want it to be thin so the granola can get crispy and crunchy!
  7. Bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and top with chocolate chips and peanut butter (1 tbsp). Evenly sprinkle the chocolate and drizzle the peanut butter.
  9. Bake again for 5 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven and spread out the melty chocolate chips and peanut butter.
  11. Let the granola cool completely before touching it. This is very important if you want the granola to get crispy and crunchy.
  12. Once it is completely cooled break it up into small chunks.
  13. Store in an air tight container and enjoy!

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