No Added Sugar Granola with Green Plantain

No Added Sugar Granola with Green Plantain

This crunchy granola with green plantain  is lectin-free, gluten-free, grain-free, and vegan. It has no added sugar. It is made with wholesome, healthy ingredients.

What makes this granola special?

What makes this granola special?

Once processed, green plantains have a sticky texture. They help with forming crunchy clusters so specific to granola, successfully replacing rolled oats. They add nutritional value and resistant starch.

Note: Green, unripe bananas can work too.



- Green plantain - Walnuts - Pecans - Unsweetened  coconut flakes - Hemp hearts - Figs - Coconut butter - Vanilla extract - Salt


Cacao nibs or chopped dark chocolate


In a food processor, pulse the nuts and 1/2 cup coconut flakes, until they break down but they are not completely ground. You want some texture, with the nuts having different sizes. Add the mixture to a bowl.

Process nuts


Add the sliced banana, coconut butter and oil, and chopped figs to the food processor. Pulse until mixed. Add this mixture to the bowl of nuts. Add the hemp hearts, vanilla and salt. Add the 1 cup of coconut flakes left. Mix well with a spoon.

Mix ingredients


Transfer the mixture to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 40 minutes to even one hour, stirring occasionally and keeping an eye on it at the end to make sure the coconut flakes do not burn.



If using cacao nibs or chocolate, add them after baking.

Add cacao nibs


Let cool, and store in a glass jar in the fridge for about a week or freeze immediately and eat straight from the freezer. Serve with cold alternative milk of your choice.

Serve and enjoy

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