Banana, Dark Chocolate Oat Bars
A healthy, easy dessert, snack or breakfast bar with few ingredients but still packed full of nutrients!
- 4 cups Rolled oats Gluten-free.
- 6-7 Bananas
- 1 cup Seed and nut butter NuttZo Butter or peanut butter.
- 1/4-1/2 cup Dark chocolate chips Non-dairy, 70% cacao or greater—the more cacao, the better! Or 80% cacao Ghirardelli.
Preheat oven to 350º F (or 180º C).
Line an 8" x 8" (or similar-sized) glass pan with parchment paper.
Set aside half of the chocolate chips, then put all remaining ingredients into a large bowl. Mix.
Scoop mixture into the pan and press down firmly. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top of the mixture.
Bake for 15-20 minutes. You'll see the sides browning and chocolate will melt.
Enjoy! They are delicious right out of the oven!
I love healthy bars for breakfast or a snack on the go. They are versatile, so you can change them up each time you make them. Swap out the bananas for applesauce (3 smashed bananas = 1 c therefore ~2 c of applesauce, but guage on the consistency of the mixture, you do not want it wet) , and/or add chopped dates or raisins. You can also add different nuts like walnuts or almond butter instead of using the seed butter. There is no added sugar.
1 Bar - 240 Calories; 31g Carbohydrates; 12g Fat; 10g Fiber, 8.2g Sugar, 8g Protein. The bars are loaded with Vitamins A, C, Calcium and Iron.