Welcome to the Granola Diaries!

This blog is intended to share delicious and nourishing recipes, showing you that any recipe can be made HEALTHY.

I have 3 main criteria for any of my recipes:

  1. Must be nourishing
    (defn: “containing substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition.”)
  2. Must be easy to make/bake.
    All about minimal ingredients, almost always 1 bowl, and no fancy equipment needed.
  3. Must be (relatively) inexpensive.
    None of the fancy niche wellness stuff. Simple, plain, REAL ingredients. 

I believe that preventative medicine starts with what we put in our bodies. So many health conditions are brought on by poor diet, or by stress, which could have been caused by poor diet. Every time you eat is a chance to NOURISH your body, with micronutrients, vitamins, minerals, protein, carbs, etc.

I believe if you want a cookie, you should have a cookie. But if you have the option between a cookie void of ANY nutrition, versus a cookie that is also rich in zinc, potassium, magnesium, and antioxidants, why not go for the latter? Your body (and you!) will thank you.

We must think of food as FUEL and NOURISHMENT.

The Granola Diaries is here to provide you with recipes and meal ideas that nourish your body, are easy to make, and are actually delicious!

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”  (Hippocrates)

My Current Fave

Paleo Tahini Banana Bread {Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free}

Paleo Tahini Banana Bread {Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free}

paleo tahini banana bread

Paleo Tahini Banana Bread – that’s a lot to take in. Let’s break it down…

Paleo: ya know, nothing processed, all real food, etc…

Tahini: creamy, delicious goodness & one of the best sources of calcium

Banana Bread: basically the best treat, but I didn’t really need to tell you that

Are you on board yet?

The 2 main ingredients of this bread are in the title: Tahini & Banana. Add some almond flour to give it a “bready” texture, some eggs to bind it all together, and a touch of honey to sweeten it ever-so-slightly, and that’s it! You could also leave the honey out and make it less sweet. OR, you could add in chocolate chips and make it more sweet. Go crazy.

paleo banana bread recipe
just look at that bite!

If you love Banana Bread, check out these other Healthy Banana Bread Recipes on The Granola Diaries. They are all made with minimal ingredients, gluten free, sugar free, and dairy free!  If you are new or not a very good baker, the 5-ingredient blender banana bread is THE EASIEST RECIPE EVER. You can’t mess it up. Promise!

I loved topping my Tahini Banana Bread with even more Tahini (!!!) and some yogurt and granola. Also, it would be delicious with a drizzle of honey. And on its own!

paleo tahini banana bread