Granola Cups with Banana Cream

Granola cups are the perfect healthy vehicle for so many things, like this vegan banana cream and fresh fruit. It's gluten free, dairy free and delicious!

Granola Cups with Banana Cream - gluten free, dairy free and vegan |

I'm all about the make ahead breakfast, and for that matter lunch and dinner. I spend enough time in the kitchen creating recipes that once I make something, I want to enjoy it across a few meals.

Breakfast is definitely a meal that I prefer prepping in advance as I'm not always firing on all cylinders first thing in the morning, but I often need to hit the ground running.

Gluten Free Granola Cups with Banana Cream |

Smoothies, breakfast cookies and protein balls are all good make in advance items, but sometimes I need a little more sustenance. And when I'm entertaining guests for the weekend, it's nice to have a few ready made items in waiting. 

Granola cups with fresh fruit |

These granola cups are great because you can bake them ahead of time and then refrigerate. You don't need to heat them up in the morning, but you can if you want to crisp them up a little.

Gluten Free Granola Cups with Vegan Banana Cream |

The banana cream is a good dairy free option for vegans, or you can always add yogurt on top, and then finish with your favorite fresh fruit.

Granola Cups with Banana Cream |

It's filling and also makes for a pretty presentation!

Gluten Free Granola Cups with Vegan Banana Cream |

Granola Cups with Banana Cream

Makes About 9 granola cups topped with banana cream


Granola Cups

  • 1-1/2 cups gluten free rolled or old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup ground flax meal
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and mashed
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey or agave nectar if vegan
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup toasted almonds, chopped

Banana Cream

  • 1 cup cashews, covered in water and soaked overnight
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey or agave nectar if vegan
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Place all granola cup ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray and scoop a dollop of the granola mixture into each compartment. You should have enough mix to cover the bottom in a thin layer, as well as the sides. Wet your fingers to press down to form the cups, making them as thin as possible, but ensuring to cover all sides. Place in oven for 15-20 minutes, or until brown and crisp. Remove from oven and place the muffin tin on a wire rack and allow to cool before taking out the individual cups with a knife.
  3. Place all of the banana cream items in a Vitamix or high speed blender and blend till smooth. Adjust the water accordingly. I prefer a thicker yogurt-like consistency.
  4. Once the cups are cool, remove from the tin, top with banana cream and additional fresh fruit. Keep the additional cups in an air tight container in the refrigerator.