Banana Walnut Breakfast Bars
Some mornings we need a grab-and-go breakfast. These breakfast bars are high in protein and contain fruit and healthy carbohydrates. Depending on the size you make them, you can have one or two for breakfast or a snack later in the day. Couple the bar with a piece of fruit if you are on the go or Greek yogurt if you have time to sit down.
HINT: If you do have time to sit down…eat them warm with a little Berry Chia Jam on top!
3 RIPE Bananas
2 Cups Dried Oats
1/2 Cup Ground Flaxseed Meal
1/4 Cup Walnut Butter (I used Artisana Organics)
1/4 Cup Diced Walnuts
1 TSP Almond Flavoring
Use any combination of nuts/nut butter (Artisana has Cashew, Pecan, Almond)
Replace Almond Flavoring with 1 TBSP Vanilla Protein Powder (Gluten Free)
Add 1/4 cup dried fruit
HINT: I love a little extra nut butter … the SQUEEZE PACKS (pictured) are a great way to add more protein to the bar. I like to cut the bar in half and make it a nut butter sandwich.
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Combine wet ingredients in a stand up mixer
- Fold in dry ingredients
- Pace on an UN-greased cookie sheet and cook for 12-20 minutes depending on size of bar…check halfway through as each oven temperature is a bit different!
HINT: The size of the bar is up to you. I often take a serving spoon and to scoop batter out of the mixing bowl and use another spoon to slide batter onto the baking sheet. You could use tablespoons, soupspoons, or teaspoons…you pick the size!
Enjoy this YOGALEAN start to your day. Ingredients you can pronounce, high protein and high fiber to keep you satiated, and very few preservatives!
Read my blog, Healthy Recipe Variations, and check out my Facebook Page (HealthyRecipeVariations) for more Gluten Free recipes…with variations – Rene’ MacVay.