I have been wanting to make some breakfast bars for a while. So I watched a few videos and read several recipes until I decided what I wanted to do. This recipe is based on one that I saw here. I have amended the recipe slightly, including some ground flax seed for omega 3 and as it also helps to bind things together, hopefully. I also tried to covert to metric measures.
The recipe is very simple and includes bananas and dates as well as walnuts and some seeds to go with the oats and some spices as well. Although I used nutmeg and cinnamon as in the original recipe I was very tempted to use allspice or evern speculaas spice. Pumpkin spice would probably work very well too.
Once all the ingredients are assembled it takes just a couple of minutes to mix them together and place them into pan and then bake.
I really love how mine turned out. Once cooled it was easy to cut into bars and the soft, chewy and flavoursome bars were really very good indeed.
- 1 ripe banana(mine weighed 120g out of the skin)
- 200g(2 1/2 cups) rolled oats
- 100g (1 cup) ground almonds
- 100g (scant 1 cup) roughly chopped almonds
- 225(8 oz) pitted dates chopped into fairly small pieces
- 125ml(1/2 cup + 1 tsp) melted coconut oil
- 35g(1/4 cup) sunflower seeds
- 25g(1/4) ground flax seeds
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- Preheat the oven to 170C/340F.
- Grease and line an 8 in square pan or cake tin.
- Place the banana into a large bowl and mash until it is a pulp.
- Mix the oats, ground flax seeds and spices together and add to the banana.
- Place all the remaining ingredients into the bowl as well.
- Mix until everything is fully combined, using your hands if necessary to pull it all together.
- Tip the mixture into the tin and press out to cover the base, flattening until it is level and compacted.
- Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool down before removing from the tin. and cutting into pieces. 16 2 inch squares are a good serving.