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  1. Simply Life

    Oh this granola looks great!

  2. Camille

    I love the concept, but am decidedly against dried banana products in general. Here’s how I would make Elvis granola: make peanut butter and honey granola. Serve it over a bowl of marshmallow fluff (or better, toasted marshmallows or fresh homemade marshmallow) with slices of fresh banana. If you must have jam, throw that on there too. I worry that the jam would just caramelize/burn way too easily, and the jammy flavor would be lost.

  3. Kath Lockett

    Erm, this might be the one recipe I leave all for you, dear Hannah. My hamper is aflowing with chocolatey goodness and that banana shot…… !!

  4. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    oh that DOES look delightful!!! Even if the dried bananas aren’t so visually appealing!

  5. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    I love the idea of this too! especially adding the dried banana at the end. am i strange that i think the dried bananas look really yummy?? how embarrassing…

  6. chanel11

    OH my – those dried bananas sure wont be winning any beauty pageants – but luckily my tastebuds are blind when it comes to looks :

    And I am already sweet-fatigued – just yesterday I wolfed down apple cake, chocolate brownies AND ginger choc biscuits – still didn’t stop me from having sweet coconut yogurt for brekky though haha

  7. Johanna GGG

    I think that banana looks like an alien on dr who! a scary one with ill intentions!

    Peanut butter in muesli sounds excellent – why haven’t I tried that before! But I am not sure I will try this as I have too many other decadent recipes to try. I wish I could say I have been making food that is good for me lately but it has been quite indulgent – too busy with icecream and cookies to make dinner! oh dear!

  8. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    Did you get Elvis inspiration from watching Sleek Geeks recently?

    I think the bottom dried banana looks like a little weasel’s head, with a little nose on the end 🙂

  9. theresa

    Ooh ooh, we have dried bananas! I should make this!

  10. Ladybird

    Wow – I never knew there was such a thing as dried bananas! But, oh my, they do look rather ghastly! :0

  11. Anna Johnston

    I’m going to have to become better friends with granola just so I can participate in this. I like dried bananas though, does that count!!??

  12. whisperinggums

    The idea of dried bananas entering a beauty pageant did make me laugh I must say! This recipe does sound nice for its crunch factor. I could go it on soy icecream.

  13. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    LOL I’m glad that you said that about the dried bananas. I actually don’t really like the smell of them too but Mr NQN goes well…bananas over them. But banana chips-ooh yummy!

  14. tasteofbeirut

    Love the idea of banana chips in granola!

  15. Priyanka

    I think this is the first time I’ll ever comment that, OMG, that dried banana looks horrible.

    You know I was just thinking of making granola. Looks lovely!

  16. Vaala ◪

    This is, perhaps, one of my favourite posts ever…I’m not quite sure why but it is.

    PS That banana makes me feel rather nauseous. It’s kind of like the head of a snail or something…perhaps something I will not think any more about.

    PPS I think I am making your caramel slice thingy on Friday…ooOOOooOOOOoooo…

    PPPS I want to go home…work sucks and it’s causing me to go crazy. Just so you know.

  17. penny aka jeroxie

    Yes. organic dried bananas do look horrid!~

  18. Louise

    I’ve always thought dried bananas quite evocative of Mr Hanky, and even their chopping and inclusion in muesli doesn’t help this appearance. I used to like banana chips when I was younger but now that I know they’re full of evil fats I can’t enjoy them as much, and I reckon they taste kind of artificial these days. I too shall leave this one to you- I’m unlikely to make a peanut butter muesli anyway, let alone one with banana. I did create my second batch of gingerbread muesli recently, but I haven’t quite got it going on there either- I’m starting to think that maybe it’s the golden syrup that isn’t quite working. It could get to brilliant one day so I’m willing to keep plugging away at it. And just so you don’t think that I hate peanut butter completely it will be included in the next (I think) blog post I get around to doing.

  19. Matthew

    The dried banana chips do seem to be a real hit 🙂


  20. Alisa Fleming

    I have to admit, thought it would seem that granola is one of those “impossible to screw up” foods, I’ve done it a few times! And … I’ve made several bad granola versions from trialing recipes in cookbooks. Do not, I repeat DO NOT omit all fat in a granola recipe and replace with water. Just my 2 cents 🙂

    Oh, and organic dried apricots are from the same ugly family I think!