Banana Chocolate Granola

Have you seen this little video yet? I’m Making Cook’s Illustrated Beef Stew! I saw it on facebook the other day and it left me in stitches.

I am a huge fan of the Cook’s Illustrated publications, owning more of their supplemental magazines, recipe collections and every off shoot of the brand that I can find. I enjoy reading the tips, tricks, and methods leading in to why they prepare things the way they do, but say I will never cook my way through all of them would be an understatement (as you can see joked about in the video linked above). The quality of the recipes is stellar but even I often find their recipes daunting.

Sometimes its easier to break away from the rules and just cook. That’s exactly what I did for this granola recipe. I knew I wanted to use banana chips and have a peanut butter/chocolate thing going on. Sadly, I forgot this brilliant idea was born over a bowl of Banana Cheerios and forgot to include those little gems in the mix.








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  1. says

    I’ve always associated granola with health food … this is healthy, right? Right? Nuts, fruit, grain … complete and healthy! Makes a pretty picture too!

  2. says

    The granola looks super tasty. I love Cook’s illustrated but sometimes I am to lazy for the billion steps some of their recipes take. Although they always turn out good.

  3. says

    This recipe almost has me in tears. I mean really, did you create this JUST for me?? Be honest. If for some straaaange reason you ever need to send me a care package, go right on ahead and include this, and only this, and 4 tons of this granola. Ok, that is all.

  4. says

    I think I might have almost everything to make this in my pantry! Yessss (well except those banana cherrios you forgot to add in).

    • Kita says

      Melted marshmallows or honey is what I would try. Both are going to result in a totally different flavor, but I bet the marshmallows are good!


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