Banana & Toasted Coconut Granola Bars

After buying about 10kg of bananas at the Queen Victoria market for 5$, I decided to get creative and find out just how versatile the fruit could be.

I usually use it as a thickener and sweetener in overnight oats and pancakes, but I thought why not try to make granola bars, a on-the-go version of the former.

Packed with toasted coconut, sunflower & chia seeds, oats, cinnamon and banana, this granola bar will remind you of our favourite banana bread!

DSC01578Ingredients (Makes 5 servings):

  • 1 large banana
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 2 tbsp. toasted desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F) and line a 9×5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In large bowl, mash banana.
  3. Add melted coconut oil and cinnamon and combine.
  4. Add the oats, toasted coconut, chia seeds and sunflower seeds.
  5. Press mix into loaf pan.
  6. Bake for 20-30 min until the edges are golden brown and the top is crispy.
  7. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  8. Section the bars into 5 equal portions*.
  9. Enjoy.

 

*I like my granola bars crispy and crunchy so I put them back in the warm oven after I’ve portioned them out approximately 10 mins.

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Nutritional values calculated using Myfitnesspal.com

 

 

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