Healthy banana & nut oat bar recipe, gluten-free

The VITL Nutrition Team / 13 Nov 2017

Ideal for when you need a healthy, high-energy, grab & go breakfast on the run.


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Makes 9 square bars

Prep: 5 mins

Cook: 30 mins 

Ingredients for the bars

  • 3 very ripe, large bananas 
  • 1 cup nut butter (i.e. peanut, almond) 
  • ¼ cup honey 
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon (optional) 
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract (optional) 
  • 2 cups oats (can use gluten-free if preferable) 
  • 1 cup nuts (we used a mix) 
  • ¼ cup coconut flakes, chopped 

Ingredients for yoghurt topping

  • ½ cup Greek Yoghurt 
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted and slightly cooled 
  • 1 Tbsp. honey 

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 170℃ and line a baking dish (about 8x8 inches) with parchment paper.
  2. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix the bananas, nut butter, honey and spices (if using) and mix to your desired consistency.
  3. Add oats, nuts and coconut flakes and combine.
  4. Empty the contents into the baking dish and press and flatten with a spatula until evenly distributed.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
  6. Allow to cool completely. 
  7. Whilst the bars are cooling, melt the coconut oil very gently in a pan and allow to cool slightly before mixing in the greek yoghurt and honey. Drizzle over the baked mixture 

Store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy!


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