Healthy Vegan Banana Granola Bars

Healthy Banana Granola Bars

makes 8-10 bars

2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup creamy almond butter
1/2 cup roughly chopped nuts (almond, walnut, pistachio, cashew, pecan, macadamia)
1/4 cup seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, poppy, chia)
1 cup organic quick cooking rolled oats
1/4 cup dried fruit (cranberry, cherry, apricot, papaya, mango, raisin, strawberry, blueberry) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment.

In a large bowl mash the bananas with the back of a fork. Stir in the almond  butter until everything is well combined.

Add the oats, chopped nuts, seeds, dried fruit, cinnamon, and coconut. Stir well until everything is well combined. The batter should be very, very wet… don’t worry, it will bake!

Spread the batter evenly into your prepared baking pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes. The top should be slightly browned and give a little when pressed. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars, this is important. Store wrapped tightly in a container or in the fridge.

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