- Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 131.6
- Total Fat: 3.2 g
- Cholesterol: 0.1 mg
- Sodium: 42.9 mg
- Total Carbs: 26.6 g
- Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
- Protein: 2.9 g
Healthy Banana and Raisin Granola BarsSubmitted by: SHELBSYD
IntroductionI got this recipe from Oh She Glows, but made some modifications to it. This is a great healthy snack and knowing I am feeding my family these granola bars over the grocery store ones, I feel good!! I got this recipe from Oh She Glows, but made some modifications to it. This is a great healthy snack and knowing I am feeding my family these granola bars over the grocery store ones, I feel good!!
1/4 cup non-fat milk (or other)
1/2 cup Sucanat or brown sugar
1 tbsp ground flax seed
1/4 cup Applesauce or coconut oil (or other light tasting oil), melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 medium very ripe bananas
1/3 cup cranberries or raisins (I used raisins)
1.5 cups regular oats
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup unsalted pumpkin seeds (optional)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup whole wheat flour (or other flour)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8th tsp kosher salt
In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, ground flax seeds, milk, applesauce, and vanilla. Whisk together.
Cut the bananas into chunks and stir into the wet mixture. Grab a fork or potato masher and mash the banana into the wet mixture. It is ok if some small chunks remain. Stir in the cranberries or raisins. Set aside.
In another bowl, mix your dry ingredients. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir well. Scoop the granola batter into the pan. Smooth out with a spoon or hands and press it down firmly.
Bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes until the edges begin to golden and it is slightly firm to touch. Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack and cooling completely. Slice into 8-12 bars, depending on the size you like.
Serving Size: Makes 8 or 12 bars
Number of Servings: 12
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHELBSYD.