This apple, cheddar, and maple granola stuffing is not only perfect for pork chops, but I’m certain it would be excellent in chicken and turkey, too. There’s tartness from the granny smith apple, sharpness and creaminess from the cheddar, and the perfect sweet balance from the granola and crunch from the nuts within. I highly recommend using a whole-grain, limited ingredient granola.
A hybrid between a shortbread and oatmeal cookie is a perfect base for sweet, rich banana pudding. The cookie itself is not too sweet and stands up to the pudding without getting too soggy. I made homemade pudding here because it’s not that much more laborious than the heat-and-serve kind you get in the grocery store, and I had control of the amount of sugar. The boxed variety could easily be substituted.