Banana Oat Granola Bars
Is it hard to make time for breakfast in the morning? Do you eat breakfast on the go or skip it altogether? If you are not a morning person and are rushing to get out the door every morning, then you are normal. That and you should try making these to make your life a lot easier. These banana oat granola bars can be made the day before eaten all week long. Cut them up into single-square servings for a super fast, super healthy weekday breakfast. You’ll be out the door with vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, omega-3 essential fatty acid, and a happy tummy. This recipe was contributed by Dorina Rangel of Henderson, NV. Happy baking!
- ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 ripe banana, cut into small pieces
- 1 tsp cinnamon (oil or powder)
- 2 Tbsp organic peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp raw honey
- 1 cup whole-grain old-fashioned oats
- 1 Tbsp GSG Sprouted Flax Seed
- ¼ cup dried cranberries*
- ¼ cup chopped dried cherries*
- 1 packet Stevia
- Parchment paper
* You can use any type of dried fruit without sugar. We like adding raisins, too.
- Heat up almond milk for 1–2 minutes, then add banana and vanilla. Once it starts cooking, mash the banana. When it starts bubbling, lower to medium heat.
- In a bowl, stir together cinnamon, peanut butter, honey and vanilla, then add to banana mixture and stir for a couple of minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
- Mix together the oats, flax seed, dried fruit, and stevia. Then add banana mixture to oat mixture until all dry ingredients are coated well.
- Pour mixture into a baking dish lined with parchment paper and press down evenly. Put in the refrigerator overnight. Cut into squares to serve. Freeze any unused portion, and they will be good for a week.
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