Almond butter banana Granola bars

This almond butter banana granola bars are just plain awesome. Healthy, easy and delicious.

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These Almond butter banana Granola bars are sensational. They have no added sugar, are super healthy, chewy, and are perfect for a snack. These are not your typical hard and super crispy granola bars since they don’t contain all of the sugar.

These Almond butter banana Granola bars are a great snack. When ever I make them my son takes them to school and loves them. They are also great for breakfast on the go. Next time I will double the batch for sure because they are really good!!

These Almond butter banana Granola bars are the bake version. While I made both baked and no baked versions I think both are super good. I was not able to get decent pictures for the no bake version ones but because they were so good I will be making them again soon. I will try to get some nice pictures  so that I can post the recipe in the blog….. so stay tuned!!

For these bars you can add what ever dry fruit or nuts you may prefer. The mix-ins are endless so get creative and let me know what you come up with.

Enjoy!!

I mashed the bananas with a potato masher. You can do as well with a fork.

Here you can see the roughly chopped almonds ( I used sliced almonds because I did not have whole ones) with the dry fruit. Then add the remainder of the ingredients in the bowl before and after mixing them with a spatula. Not hard at all to do!!

Here you can see before and after baking the granola bars which took about 25-30 minutes.

The granola bars are supposed to turn a bit brown around the edges. That is what you want, just be careful not to burn them though. I used wax paper to wrap the granola bars in and then store them in the fridge for future consumption. These are great for my son as a snack for school. He loves them!!

Granola banana bars-gluten free, vegan

Like I said before, you can add any nuts or dry fruit of your choice. The combinations are endless!!

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Almond butter and banana Granola bars

Yield: 12 bars

Total Time:45 minutes

Ingredients:

1/ 2 cup almond butter
2 bananas, mashed
1/2 cup almonds
1/4 cup dried apricots
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup mixed seeds, I used raw pumpkin and sunflower seeds
1 cup gluten free regular rolled oats
2 tablespoons flax seed meal

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F. Line 8x8 baking square pan with parchment paper.

In a small pot heat almond butter and mashed bananas. Stir gently until well combined. Set aside. ( It takes about a couple of minutes or so)

In a food processor, coarse chop the almonds, apricots, and cranberries. Transfer to a bowl. Mix in seed, flaxseed meal and oats. Fold in the almond butter mixture. Press the batter into the prepared baking pan.

Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let granola cool before cutting into bars. Wrap each one on wax paper and store in the fridge.

Adapted from Anja's food 4 thought

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