Adapted from Running With Spoons, these Banana Bread Granola Bars will blow. Your. MIND. Seriously. If you love your granola bars soft and sweet, these are the way to go. PLUS they are easy, gluten free, and don’t take any time at all to make.
Banana Bread Granola Bars
1 ½ Cup Oats
1 Banana, mashed
½ Cup Honey
1 Tablespoons Flax Meal or Seeds
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Vanilla
½ Cup Chopped or Sliced Almonds
½ Cup Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips (these are my favorite, but feel free to use whichever brand you prefer )
⅓ Cup Chopped Dates
**Pumpkin or sunflower seeds would also make a great addition if you have them around!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mash the banana in your mixing bowl, then add remaining ingredients, except dates. Line an 8×8 (ish) baking pan with tinfoil and spray with just a little bit of oil. Press the mixture evenly into the pan, and top with the dates. Press the dates into the top of the mixture so they stick. You are welcome to combine the dates with the rest of the ingredients, but I think make the bars look pretty when they’re spread on top
Bake for 12-15 minutes and enjoy!
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