These granola bars are delicious, filling, and dense - both literally and from a nutritional standpoint! They are loaded with fibre, healthy fats, nutrients, and protein - batch cook them on a Sunday so that you have something to grab for breakfast on those busy mornings.
Why buy overpriced and nutritiously inferior granola bars from your grocery store when they are so easy to make at home? Made with Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Baking Flour and sweetened with raisins, dried apricots, and a little bit of honey.
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
3/4 cup raisins
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup large flake oats
2/3 cup Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Baking Flour
2 eggs, beaten
4 tablespoons natural crunchy peanut butter
Honey to drizzle (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 5.5 inch rectangular baking pan (one you would use to make banana bread) and line with baking parchment paper. Allow the parchment to hang over edges of pan for easier removal.
2. Mash up banana in a large bowl and mix with apricots, raisins, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds. Stir together with a wooden spoon until thoroughly mixed.
3. Add the oats, flour, and eggs to the fruit mixture and stir together until evenly combined.
4. Transfer mixture into the pan and spread to the edges in an even layer.
5. Add peanut butter layer, spreading evenly.
6. Bake for about 25 minutes or until golden and just firm to the touch.
7. Make sure it cools before you lift it onto a board and cut into bars.
This recipe makes 7 bars. Nutritional information for 1 bar:
Calories: 345 kcal
Protein: 11g Carbohydrate: 43 g of which sugars 14g and fibre 5g
Fat: 16g of which saturates 3 g