Chocolate Banana Granola Muffins

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Jennifer Helton
from New Port Richey, FL

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.

serves 14
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake


  • 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

  • 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.