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Banana Oat Granola Bars


Robyn Openshaw, MSW - Aug 26, 2015 - This Post May Contain Affiliate Links


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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!

Banana Oat Granola Bars

Ingredients

  • 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.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Mix together the oats, flax seed, dried fruit, and stevia. Then add banana mixture to oat mixture until all dry ingredients are coated well.
  4. 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.

Read next: Sprouting 101 — How to Sprout Grains, Nuts, and Seeds at Home

Robyn Openshaw, the Green Smoothie Girl

 

Robyn Openshaw, MSW, is the bestselling author of The Green Smoothies Diet, 12 Steps to Whole Foods, and 2017’s #1 Amazon Bestseller and USA Today Bestseller, Vibe. Learn more about how to make the journey painless, from the nutrient-scarce Standard American Diet, to a whole-foods diet, in her free video masterclass 12 Steps to Whole Foods.

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25 thoughts on “Banana Oat Granola Bars”

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  1. luz says:

    Where did you buy the Sav and the dragon’s blood ? What particular brand.

    1. The product is called Cansema and she purchases it from Brazil.

  2. what a wonderful recipe – Thank You

  3. Bev says:

    This is a terrific recipe that I can even pack on my hikes and horse distance rides!

  4. Sara says:

    This looks amazing. I will try it with my 3 year old tonight.

  5. Melanie obeng says:

    Excited to try these! They look amazing!

  6. Thank you for this wonderful recipe. My girls and I are looking for healthy alternatives to add to our gluten free food lists. Namaste, Mary Alice

  7. Glenadine O'Harra says:

    Looking forward to trying this recipe! I’ve been looking for a healthy tasty recipe!

  8. Nancy A. says:

    This looks delicious! Must try it!!

  9. Martha says:

    sounds like a great boost for the body

  10. ‘m definitely going to try this recipe with my very picky family, more as a snack than a breakfast, however.

  11. Tracy says:

    I am allergic to bananas and most of these recipes have them. Have you found a good alternative for bananas or just leave them out of the recipe?

    1. Amy Heflin says:

      What about avocado?

      1. Rose Butler GSG says:

        Hi Amy, you can always experiment with a healthy ingredient. Go for it. Let us know how it comes out.

  12. Elizabeth Johnson says:

    Wow what an inspiration you look beautiful amazing and vibrant healthy from the inside as well as the outside. I love eating produce more than anything in the world hand would love to have different smoothies soups and dishes made with the most raw healthy produce possible. #win

  13. Carissa Hansen says:

    Looks FABULOUS! I printed it off and plan on making it soon 🙂

  14. Mary rahimdel says:

    Green smoothie protein powder is the only one I like in my smoothies!

  15. Denise Keyes says:

    These Banana granola bars look so yummy!

  16. Alicia says:

    Can’t wait to try this

  17. Deanne says:

    I love my green smoothies!

  18. Theresa Bell says:

    I wish you luck. I don’t know if I would be able to do that.

  19. Elanie says:

    Thanks-can’t wait to try it

  20. Anna says:

    These look delish! Can’t wait to try them!

  21. sharlan says:

    In your detox manual while i was doing the detox, i came across something that mentioned a ten day gsg cleanse…What is that and where can i find information on it?
    Thanks, Sharlan

    1. Sharlan, please email Kristin at detox@greensmoothiegirl.com for more information about the Detox.

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