Fruit-Oat Granola bars

Do you crave for something in the evening or after a workout?
Healthy snacking makes a lot of difference, improves overall health, controls hunger pangs, and gives you the energy you need to keep going all day.

Here is one of the snacking I do:

  • 2 cups ripe banana (mashed about 3 large bananas)
  • 2 cups rolled oats or old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins/cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds or chia or flax ( Your choice)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt or fine grain sea salt
  1. In a large bowl, mash the banana until smooth.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a baking and line with a piece of parchment paper so the bars are easier to lift out.
  3. If you don’t like big flakes of oats then pulse the oats into a food processor until the oats are coarsely chopped. Make sure texture should not be lost). Stir oats into the banana mixture.
  4. Chop the walnuts, cherries or raisins and stir these and the rest of the ingredients into the banana-oat mixture until thoroughly combined. Make a gooey mixture.
  5. Spread the mixture into baking dish. Press down out with hands until even.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes (I baked for 27 mins.) until firm and lightly brown along the edge. Let it cool.
  7. Slice into bars.

 You can wrap these bars individually in parchment paper or paper of your choice. Mine lasted for 5 days and after that everything VANISHED!!!

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