Chocolate Banana Granola Muffins

Jennifer Helton


I am always looking for something to make with ripe bananas (I hate throwing them out) and gourmet chocolate and Voila!! a muffin that uses those ingredients and tastes good with my morning coffee! I've been making cereal muffins for years but I think this is the best variation I've created.


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20 Min
10 Min


  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    boiling water
  • 1 1/2 c
    trader joe's chocolate granola
  • 1/4 c
    vegetable oil
  • 2
    eggs. beatem
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2
  • 2 oz
    chocolate bar, chopped (i like dark unsweet)

How to Make Chocolate Banana Granola Muffins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    In small bowl, stir lemon juice with milk (if you are lucky to have milk that recently has soured, use that instead).

    In a large bowl, mix cereal with boiling water until cereal is saturated. Stir in milk mixture, oil and eggs and mix well. NOTE: You can use any other granola you wish but Trader Joe's Chocolate Granola was a real find for this recipe!

    In another bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon & nutmeg. Add this gradually to cereal mixture and stir until incorporated.

    In a small bowl, mash bananas with a fork until smooth. Fold into batter. Chop chocolate into small chunks and fold that into batter.

    Fill muffin cups 3/4 full with batter (I like paper liners -- this is a sticky batter and they are easier to store and eat in the liners) for 10 to 12 minutes until tops spring back when touched.

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About Chocolate Banana Granola Muffins

Course/Dish: Muffins
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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