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Healthy Banana Oat Power Bars.
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Banana Oat Power Bars

Banana oatmeal energy bars made with chopped walnuts and raisins. These bars made for a perfect pre-workout snack. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Cuisine: American
Keyword: power bars
Servings: 16
Calories: 172kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 overripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil, melted (or vegetable oil)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar (or cane 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
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  • Prep oven: Preheat the oven to 350°. Coat an 8" x 8” square baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Toast walnuts: Spread the walnuts on an ungreased baking sheet or stone and toast in oven for 5 to 8 minutes, or until toasty and fragrant.
  • Mix wet ingredients: 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.
  • Combine dry ingredients: 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.
  • Bake: 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

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g