Banana and Blueberry Granola Bars

Indigo Herbs

Nuts

This granola bar recipe has a lot of ingredients and so is full of different flavors that every bite is a sensation for the taste buds. Great for a lunch box or between meals, these bars are naturally sweet and crunchy with a fruity twist.

  1. 2 very ripe bananas
  2. 3 tbsp almond butter
  3. 1/3 cup date syrup
  4. 1 large handful of blueberries
  5. 2 tbsp coconut oil
  6. 1 tsp cinnamon
  7. 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  8. 1 tsp hemp protein powder
  9. 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  10. 1 tbsp chia seeds
  11. 2 tbsp dessicated coconut
  12. 1 handful cacao nibs
  13. 1 handful pumpkin seeds

Makes 8 bars

Preheat oven to 350 F
Line a baking tray with baking paper, and then grease it with coconut oil

  • In a food processor, combine bananas, almond butter, coconut oil, date syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and half of the blueberries. Mix until completely combined and you have a thick paste mixture.
  • In a frying pan, gently toast the nuts and seeds for 3-5 minutes, until slightly brown. Leave to cool. Once cooled, roughly chop the nuts.
  • In a large bowl, mix the oats, hemp powder, chia seeds, coconut, cacao nibs, the rest of the blueberries and toasted nuts/seeds.
  • Stir the banana paste mix into the oat mix and combine.
  • Pour mix into your lined tray. Push down with a spatula to ensure mixture is evenly packed.
  • Bake for 30-40 mins, until lightly golden. (These bars are quite soft, if you wish for them to be slightly crunchier, then bake for 10-15 more mins, but keep an eye on them so they don’t burn!)
  • Leave to cool for 10 mins, then tip onto wire rack and let cool completely.

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