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Banana Bread Granola Bars

I got lucky this weekend and I got to go home to visit my family and while I was home I made some of these delicious homemade granola bars. They are my absolute favorite snack. I also added a bit of chocolate to mine so take that into account if you want to make them exactly the way I did. I hope you guys and gals enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats (certified gluten-free if necessary)
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup very ripe mashed bananas
  • 1/4 cup honey (substitute with brown rice syrup if vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates (or other add-ins of your choice)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350F and prepare an 8 inch x 8 inch baking pan by lining it with a sheet of aluminum foil, leaving a few inches of overhang on the sides to allow for easy removal. Grease the foil with cooking spray or oil and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, flax, cinnamon, and salt. Add mashed bananas, honey, and vanilla, mixing until fully combined. Fold in dates.

Pour mixture into prepared baking pan. Using a greased spatula or your hands, spread the mixture evenly in the pan, pressing down firmly.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until top sets and edges begin to turn golden brown.

Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 10 minutes before cutting into bars with a sharp knife.

Nutrition Information

Serves: 10 |  Serving Size: 1 bar

Per serving: Calories: 130; Total Fat: 2g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 120mg; Carbohydrate: 27g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 14g; Protein: 3g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 122mg; Iron: 5%; Vitamin A: 0%; Vitamin C: 2%; Calcium: 1%

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Author:

I'm a university student currently attending Saint Mary's University and majoring in Criminology. I spend most of my free time going to the gym, driving my motorcycle or hanging out with friends.

3 thoughts on “Banana Bread Granola Bars

  1. Yum! These look delicious and pretty easy to make. Thanks for the recipe. I’m new to cooking and have been looking for healthy snacks to make. These are perfect 🙂

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