This Honey Oat Banana Bread Cake topped with Granola Crunch Topping is a delicious twist on your classic loaf of banana bread.
This post was sponsored by Nature Valley™ through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Nature Valley™ Protein Granola, all opinions are my own.
I have got to tell you about my love affair with granola. I will be the first to admit that I eat at least a handful of granola every single day. Yogurt, berries, and delicious granola on top is basically the best mid-morning snack ever. The weird thing is that this is my snack every day. Really.
Do any of you get in a snack rut where you are literally eating the same thing every day? There I am in the office break room putting my snack together, and of course a co-worker comes in and asks what healthy snack I’m whipping up for my snack that day. I don’t know why people even ask anymore. It’s the same old. Berrries, yogurt, and granola. Nothing new. So it’s just awkward at that point when I tell them for the hundredth time what I’m eating.
But the other day, something amazing happened. I had a new morning snack, and my goodness, I may have just found a new addiction. One thing is constant though, there is granola. There will always be granola.
I had the pleasure of trying out Nature Valley™ Protein Granola, and I am thrilled to say that it exceeded my expectations. I was practically eating it by the handfuls.
The awesome thing is that there is actually some added nutritional value, as opposed to the sugar-laden granola I am sometimes consuming. 1/2 cup Nature Valley™ Protein Granola provides 10 grams of protein and 22-26 grams of whole grain, at least 48 grams of whole grain recommended daily. Now that’s something I can get on board with. It’s not often that you can eat something like granola that’s generally full of carbs and feel good about the added protein. I know I am excited about every little bit of added protein I can get in my vegetarian diet.
So I’m pretty much at the point where I’m adding it to as many things as I can. Obviously my yogurt and berries. Handfuls as I pass the kitchen. Maybe some ice cream at one point. And my most recent addition was to my classic banana bread. What a welcome addition that was! The added crunch. The oat and honey flavor. It was just a layer of deliciousness that I needed.