Written by Brandi –
Please enjoy today’s guest post by Brandi of Bran Appetit.
If you’re anything like me, snacks get boring after a few weeks. I tend to find one thing that I love, bring it to work every day, and after 2 weeks of eating the same thing every afternoon, I don’t ever want to see it again. I’m always looking for new ideas to throw into the rotation, and these banana boats are my new favorites.
Bringing a plain banana is fine, but stuffing it full of nuts, coconut, and dark chocolate Raisinets puts it over the top. The best way to make these is to bake them, but if you want to make a quick version at home for a snack or dessert or in the office, just wrap them loosely in some paper towels and microwave them for about a minute until everything is warmed and the chocolate is starting to melt.
Ingredients for 4 servings:
- 4 bananas
- 3/4 cup NESTLÉ RAISINETS Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate-Covered Raisins
- 1/2 cup macadamia nuts (chopped)
- 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
PREHEAT oven to 350° F.SLICE each banana lengthwise, leaving the peel on to keep the banana together.DIVIDE Raisinets, macadamia nuts, coconut and salt between each banana, stuffing the mixture into the middle of each banana.
WRAP each banana with a piece of foil, making sure to not wrap too tightly. Leave top loose so foil doesn’t touch ingredients inside of banana. Place on baking sheet.
BAKE for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through. Remove foil: serve warm.
A few months ago, Raisinets were a treat I ate by themselves. That’s not a bad thing, but I had never tried mixing them into my favorite recipes to make a twist on a classic.
And then I fell in love with the Dark Chocolate Raisinets. Have you tried them yet? You’ll be addicted after the first one, too. As much as I wanted to just sit and enjoy them on their own, I decided to throw them into my favorite quick and easy granola recipe with some unexpected spices and dried fruit.
This granola is absolutely perfect for a quick snack or served with milk or yogurt for breakfast. The best thing about this granola is that it’s quick to make and it’s easy to customize.
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