Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Raw Banana Oat Bars

Talk about bananalicious! These banana oat bars are incredible and packed with healthy ingredients. They are my version of banana bread which I love. They have the same sweet banana flavor but are served cold which is better in the summer heat anyway....

1 banana, very ripe
2 cups raw oats
1 cup raw almond butter
1/4 cup raw honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until a cohesive dough forms. Line the bottom of an 8 or 9 inch pan with parchment paper and spread dough evenly into pan. Cover and place in the freezer for 12 hours allowing flavors to come together. Cut into squares. If too hard, let soften a bit before cutting. Store in freezer for only one to two weeks or they may lose their freshness and flavor. Makes 16-20 bars.

*You can replace the almond butter with peanut butter if you prefer an added peanut taste.

1 comment:

freddye said...

this sounds really good! I'd love to try this sometime