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Healthy-Banana-Bread-Granola-Bars

Healthy Banana Bread Granola Bars


  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 bars 1x

Description

These healthy banana bread granola bars are full of hearty oats, banana, cinnamon, & chocolate chips. They are sweetened with only a bit of maple syrup & the banana. They are the perfect snack to fill you up & fuel your day!


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Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana (1/2 cup, mashed)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp pink salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup (you could also try this one for a lower sugar option)
  • 2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup collagen peptides
  • 3/4 cup superfine almond flour (**see notes for nut-free option)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I like these for dairy-free & these for sugar-free)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 F & line a square baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add the mashed banana with all of the other ingredients until well combined.
  3. Spread evenly in a square baking pan & bake for 25-30 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven & let cool.
  5. Once cooled, slice into bars or squares & enjoy! 

Notes

*You could try subbing your favourite protein powder for the collagen peptides in this recipe but every protein powder can vary significantly when baked. You may need to add a bit less protein powder to achieve the right consistency & texture when baked.

**Sub 1/2 cup gluten-free flour or regular flour in place of the almond flour for a nut-free option

  • Category: bars
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: breakfast

Keywords: banana, granola bars