Polly’s Banana Potpourri Granola

10 cups total of a mixture of various, old fashioned oats, nuts like walnuts or pecans or sunflower seeds, whatever cereal you like- I used High Protein Cheerios, but you could vary hundreds of ways.

I tripled the recipe but you can make 1/3 the quantity I did by simply dividing all the ingredients on 3rds.

1-1/4 cups nuts or seeds
3 cups old fashioned oats
3 cups High Protein Cheerios, or a mixture of your favorite cereals. It’s a great way to use a little bit of cereal that you have in boxes and just mix them all together until you get the right amount!
1 cup dried fruit of any kind

1/3 cup brown sugar
1 banana
1/4 cup oil
1 teaspoon Watkin’s pure vanilla extract


I used about 2-1/2 cups roasted but low salt sunflower seeds
6 cups old fashioned oats
6 cups high protein cheerios
3 cups raisins

1 cup brown sugar

3 small bananas

3/4 cup Canola oil or other healthy oil like corn oil, safflower oil or even extra virgin olive oil

3 teaspoons vanilla. I swear by Watkins brand because it is so superior to any other.

Mix the banana and oil, brown sugar and vanilla in a large capacity blender or food processor. I was able to fit the 3 bananas , oil and vanilla in my Magic Bullet to my surprise.

Pour over the dry ingredients.

Microwave at 3 minute increments about 3 times or more, until the granola isn’t wet any longer.

Store in an air tight container.

Add whatever dried fruits like raisins, dried cranberries or dried cherries or even a trail mix with pineapple in it.

I like to make a breakfast parfait out of this by layering it with Greek Yogurt and fresh fruit like strawberries or blueberries.
Or you can eat it with regular milk or unsweetened soy milk to get your potassium ration for the day.

The springboard for this recipe was adapted in huge ways by Paulette L Motzko from a recipe called
“Get Up and Granola” from Microwave Cooking For Your Kids by Better Homes and Gardens.