Thursday, March 7, 2013
homemade granola bars
I've been saving these bananas for too long. They were seriously black because they were that ripe. For about a week, I have been thinking I would make one of the many energy bites or granola-like recipes I had pinned.
Last night I finally made it happen. I read through a few recipes to come up with this one and I am pretty happy with the end result. I'm most excited because they don't contain processed sugar, eggs, oil or dairy. I used a scant amount of chocolate chips, so they're pretty healthy for a sweet snack.
2 overripe bananas (the ones I used were black)
1 cup oats
3/4 cup dried coconut
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup flax meal
1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 cup soy milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 chocolate chips
preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
line baking sheet with foil and spray with nonsitck cooking spray of choice
mash bananas in mixing bowl, add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly
transfer mixture to the foil-lined baking sheet and use spatula to compress
do your best to work it into a square or rectangle
bake 10-12 minutes or until chocolate chipes appear a bit melty
remove from oven and use knife to cut before they cool completely so you can get a smooth edge
allow to cool (or enjoy warm)
store in airtight container for up to 5 days (if they last that long)
Have you baked any sweet treats lately?
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