Mixed Nut & Banana Granola Bars

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Don’t get fooled by the false advertising of ‘no fat’ ‘low carb’ rubbish you can buy in the shops! Yes, there are a couple of OK brands you can buy, but you are so much better off making your own granola/muesli and cereal. You can put just about anything in your own bars, even chocolate and/or peanut butter :) Try different nuts or dried fruit, the choices are endless. Here’s something I whipped up in less than an hour – easy! Perfect for breakfast or a snack on the go. I had mine this morning with some coyo yoghurt mmm mmm! I also created mine into little bars and muffins. Makes approx 14 serves.

Mixed Nut & Banana Granola Bars

Ingredients:

330g Rolled Oats

3 Bananas – Mashed

6 Tablespoons of chia seeds

20g of Quinoa Puffs

50g Unsalted peanuts

1 Cup of shelled pistachios

75g of Macadamia nuts

1 Cup of Organic unsweetened coconut flakes

1 Cup of apple sauce (read your labels!!)

2 Tablespoons of coconut oil (melted)

1 Teaspoon of cinnamon

2 Teaspoons of vanilla extract

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 180deg. Line desired baking tray (muffin trays, 6×6, large baking tray) with baking paper, lightly spray with coconut oil and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, coconut flakes and quinoa puffs.

In a food processor pulse macadamia nuts, pistachios and peanuts well. You can make this as chunky or as fine as you like! Add to dry mixture and stir well ensuring the nut mixture breaks up and is combined evenly.

In another bowl, mix your mashed bananas, coconut oil, apple sauce and vanilla extract.

Mix your wet ingredients with your dry ingredients again – be sure everything has been combined evenly.

Add large spoonfuls of mixture to either your muffin trays or baking tray, pressing down the mixture and making sure it’s spread out evenly.

Pop in oven for 20min or until granola turns a light brown, be careful not to burn!

Remove from oven and allow granola to completely cool before slicing.

Keep in fridge in a sealed container or in freezer wrapped individually.

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