5-Minute Granola Power Bowl

This quick 5-minute granola power bowl is sure to keep you full for hours! It’s made with only four nutritious ingredients and can be made vegan and gluten-free. This is not your typical granola.

granola power bowl from the top

This 5-minute granola power bowl just got a makeover! I originally shared this recipe in 2017 when I was in the middle of my dietetic internship. A lot has changed since then, but my love for this recipe hasn’t. To this day, it’s one of the recipes I make the most from Nourished by Caroline. Why? Because it’s incredibly easy, filling and delicious.

This hearty bowl takes only 5 minutes to put together and requires only 4 ingredients (plus toppings of choice)! This is the breakfast I turn to when I need fuel for a long morning. It never fails to keep me full until lunch – nothing else has the power to do that.

I usually top mine with regular plain yogurt (often vegan yogurt lately), cocoa nibs and shredded coconut. You could even top it with a sprinkle of chocolate chips. I also like to sprinkle this “granola” over ice cream to make cookie dough ice cream. Trust me, it’s good.

yogurt, oats, banana
granola power bowl from the top
granola power bowl with toppings
How to Make a Granola Power Bowl

Here’s how it works: Mash a banana with nut butter (I love sunflower seed butter or salted peanut butter) and vanilla with a fork. Add your oats, starting with half a cup. Increase the amount gradually until you get a thick mixture (not dry or sticky). The amount of oats needed depends on the size of your banana, but typically, one very small banana will need half a cup and a large banana will require one cup. When everything is mixed together, add your desired toppings.

This power bowl has been one of my favorite breakfasts for many years. It may sound strange, but trust me, it’s the best. I hope you’ll give it a try!

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raw granola power bowl
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5-Minute Raw Granola Power Bowl

This quick and healthy breakfast bowl is sure to keep you full until lunch! Made with only four ingredients, this recipe requires only 5 minutes to prepare. Top it with plain yogurt, shredded coconut and cocoa nibs or chocolate chips for a real morning treat.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (I use salted) or sunflower seed butter

Suggested Toppings

  • Plain regular or Greek yogurt
  • Shredded coconut
  • Dried mulberries
  • Dark chocolate chips or unsweetened carob chips
  • Cocoa nibs
  • Fruit jam
  • Fresh berries


  • In a small bowl, mash together your banana, nut butter and vanilla extract with a fork.
  • Add your quick oats and mix all the ingredients together. Add desired toppings and enjoy!


I recommend quick oats in this recipe, as rolled oats will be harder to chew when uncooked. Quick oats will blend beautifully with your mashed banana to give you an oatmeal cookie dough texture. I sometimes like using half quick oats and half rolled oats for more texture.
The size of the banana will influence the amount of oats needed in this recipe. For a small banana, start with 1/2 cup of oats, then increase gradually until you get a thick, but not dry mixture. A larger banana will require closer to 1 cup of oats.
It’s important that you use a ripe banana for this recipe to ensure that you get a sweet rawnola.
Try making a half portion if you’re not a big eater in the morning as it can get very filling. It’s best served right away.

If you make this granola power bowl, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I love to hear from you guys. And of course, if you try this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram!


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