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Coffee, Hazelnut, and Banana Granola


Making your own granola means you can pick the mix-ins. You can change up the nuts, fruits, and flavorings however you like, but we love the pairing of hazelnuts, espresso, and dried banana chips.

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  • Yield: Makes 5 cups

Source: Everyday Food, April 2011


  • 3 cups rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
  • 1 cup raw hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/3 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons instant espresso powder mixed with 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup dried banana chips


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large bowl, combine oats and hazelnuts. In a small saucepan, combine butter, sugar, espresso mix, and salt over medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, until butter melts, about 2 minutes. (Or, place ingredients in a medium microwave-safe bowl and microwave until butter melts, 1 to 2 minutes; stir until combined.) Pour butter mixture over oat mixture and toss until oats and nuts are completely coated. Transfer to a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet and spread in an even layer. Bake until oats are lightly golden, 30 to 35 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Let cool completely on sheet on a wire rack, 20 minutes, then stir in banana chips.

Cook's Notes

Sprinkle granola on ice cream, add it to fruit salad, or fill a jar and give as a gift.

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