Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Banana Oat Power Bars


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 16

Description

Banana oatmeal energy bars made with chopped walnuts and raisins. These bars made for a perfect pre-workout snack. 


Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 overripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or 1/2 cup whole wheat flour + 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Coat an 8″ x 8” square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Spread the walnuts on an ungreased baking sheet or stone and toast in oven for 5 to 8 minutes, or until toasty and fragrant.
  3. While the walnuts are toasting, mash the bananas in a medium sized bowl. Add the remaining wet ingredients: oil, apple sauce, sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: oats, flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking soda. Add the banana (wet) mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in the toasted walnuts and raisins, being careful not to overmix. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the top is browned and a toothpick inserted comes out nearly clean. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.

Notes

  • Category: (vegan & dairy-free)

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 172
  • Sugar: 13
  • Fat: 8
  • Carbohydrates: 24
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 3
Parchment paper lined with protein balls.

5 SECRETS TO
HEALTHY SNACKING

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring!

FREE EMAIL BONUS