Banana Bread Granola Bars

Banana Bread Granola Bars

{vegan + GF} banana bread granola bars! // the first mess{vegan + GF} banana bread granola bars! // the first mess
We’re going to New york city this weekend! Simply a small sliver of a considered that makes my withins radiance. The very first journey Mark and I ever took as a product was to that great city in late September. We were seeing the last Pavement program (most likely) ever, remaining at a man’s apartment or condo in Bushwick that had denims in the freezer and a reproduction of Max’s wolf fit from Where The Wild Things Are awaiting the bed room. I got to consume every and any high-vibe food I might have ever imagined. We checked out the Museum of Nature, leaned back and stated “WHOOOOOAA!!!” each time we went into a space with a various ancient skeleton. Surrounded by remarkable at all hours, a lot of low-cost red wine taken pleasure in on roofs.

We have actually checked out a couple of times given that. I constantly return crazy-inspired in manner ins which I didn’t even understand were hiding listed below my basic level of awareness. Although our relationship has actually advanced and altered in a great deal of methods after 3 years, I understand we’ll be more detailed and in tune to each other’s peculiarities a bit more come Monday. That things delights me.

I made a healthy treat for you today. I like a great granola bar in regards to principle. They often dissatisfy in execution. Frequently too sweet, extremely tough dried fruit, chocolate that does not taste like chocolate if you close your eyes. I needed to tackle this task myself. Banana bread is this undoubtedly comfortable, early-fall thing to me and I handled to repair some up on the weekend. I thought of utilizing that flavour base for a granola bar, counting on the bananas for some sweet taste and binding power. It absolutely worked! These are incredibly simple to spruce up, I assure. I simply utilized whatever nuts and seeds I had around with some pinches of cinnamon and sea salt. The chocolate drizzling is extremely essential. Likewise, I integrated caramel-y wild rice syrup for additional stick-together powers, due to the fact that you understand what great granolas do? They stick:-RRB-

Huge hugs to all of you today. xoxo

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Print the dish here!
SERVES: makes 16 bars
NOTES: In retrospection, my bananas might have been riper. Likewise, I mix the bananas up with all of the other liquid elements for optimum combination. You might simply mash them up genuine good and blend the other damp active ingredients in for simpleness. I discover entire nuts produce harder-to-cut completed bars– slice them on the smaller sized side. Last but not least, I’ll include that this is more of a soft/chewy granola bar rather than a crispy/crunchy ambiance. Perhaps attempt toasting your oats in a 350 oven for 10 minutes approximately prior to stirring them into the bar mix to assist with crunchiness.

3 extremely ripe, regulation-sized bananas, peeled
3 tablespoon almond butter (any nut or seed butter you like will do)
1/4 cup wild rice syrup
1-2 tablespoon maple syrup (optional!)
1 tablespoon additional virgin coconut oil + additional for greasing the pan
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp great sea salt
3 cups rolled oats (ensure they’re licensed GF if requirement be)
1 1/4 cup sliced nuts + seeds (I utilized toasted hazelnuts, raw walnuts + black sesame seeds)
1/4 -1/ 2 cup sliced dried fruit/dairy-free chocolate chips/cacao nibs (I opted for chippers + cacao nibs)

chocolate drizzle:
1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
splash of almond milk
1 tablespoon additional virgin coconut oil

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 × 11 ″ or an 8 × 12 ″ pan with coconut oil. Lay a piece of parchment into the pan (with overhang on the sides) and grease that with more coconut oil. Reserve.

In a mixer or food mill, integrate the bananas, almond butter, wild rice syrup, maple syrup, coconut oil, cinnamon and sea salt. Pulse or mix till a homogenous and velvety mix is accomplished. Reserve.

In a big bowl, integrate the oats, sliced nuts, seeds, chocolate chips and so on. Stir to blend. Include the velvety banana mix and stir till completely integrated. Scrape the granola bar mix into the ready pan. Smooth the mix out, pushing down with a flat surface area (determining cup, spatula) till the mix has actually equally filled the pan. Bake the bars for 40 minutes or till golden on the edges/top. Eliminate from the oven and enable to cool completely on a rack.

When entirely cool, raise the bars out of the pan with the overhanging parchment onto a cutting board. If you still feel recurring heat giving off from the bars, enable them to cool off on the rack some more. When all set, cut the piece right down the middle lengthwise. From here, cut the 2 halves into 8 bars each.

In a double boiler/non-reactive pan set over a pan of hardly simmering water, integrate the chocolate drizzle active ingredients. Stir continuously with a spatula till chocolate is melted and a sauce types. Drizzle over the cut granola bars. Cool bars till chocolate is strengthened, about thirty minutes. Keep the bars in a sealed container for about a week.

Program Conceal 55 remarks.

  • Harriet McAtee

    Man, these granola bars look fantastic! Banana anything suffices to get me interested, and all your notes on what makes a great granola bar make the granola-bar-snob in me delighted. Have an amazing time away– I absolutely concur with you on the unique ambiance you get when taking a trip with your partner– it’s so valuable due to the fact that you can’t get in touch with it in your home. Reply

  • Emma

    I’m certainly not an enjoyable individual to be around when cravings strikes and I can’t get a good treat! To prevent those type of circumstances my purse is filled with food at all times!
    These granola bars look so so great and best timing as I simply purchased some wild rice syrup:-RRB-
    Do you believe they ‘d take a trip ok? Covered in foil possibly? Reply

    • Laura Wright

      Hi Emma! I believe they would take a trip great as long as they’re foil covered or ziploc-bagged. They are more of a chewy granola bar rather than crispy, so they’ll hold their shape respectable. May get a little smooshy, however that’s all:-RRB-
      – L Reply

  • carey

    MAN, 1 in 4 possibility we were absolutely at the very same Pavement program! (I existed on the 21st.) * high 5 * I was fortunate sufficient to remain at a household pal’s flat on the upper west side, which was within strolling range of the park. It sounds type of fancy, however it certainly wasn’t hip enough to have denims in the freezer. (A buddy of mine simply described that to me, given that he has a set of those shrink-to-fit denims that you’re just expected to clean when a year, then simply stick in the freezer to ventilate them if they begin to smell. I chuckled a lot. Then I questioned if I own anything that might take advantage of some freezer time.)

    Therefore right there with ya on the hangry-ness, and likewise on the usually-disappointed-by-granola-bars thang. Method into these, specifically with all that banana-y goodness. Heck yusss. Reply

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    Yay!! So thrilled for you! Have a fantastic weekend! Granola bars are the best treat. Reply

  • Emma Galloway

    Denims in the freezer, um what?!
    I make a cookie comparable to these bars, not exactly sure why I had actually never ever believed to prepare them like this and drizzle in chocolate however, yours appearance method yummier! Have a fun time in NY, I so hope I get to experience it myself one day. A minimum of when in this life time! xx Reply

  • JC Carter

    I have actually been taking a look around for a dish like this all summer season! Thank you, thank you. Likewise there is a typical joke at work that I need to be fed at all times, so I understand what you are speaking about. Reply

  • Shelly

    Getting hangry is among my worst characteristics. I constantly bring around almonds in my handbag to attempt to do the world a favor and keep my food state of minds in check.

    These granola bars seem like a best journey treat! Reply

  • Lindsay Dunton

    Your bag … I enjoy your bag. Where did you get it? Who makes it? Reply

    • Laura Wright

      Hey Lindsay! It’s a Filson (this one).
      – L Reply

  • Margarita

    Hi there! I am going to NY for yoga instructor training in 10 days and am incredibly thrilled to have actually discovered these bars. These are what I require to power me through my days … I can’t reveal my hangry side to brand-new good friends when I’m there for a month due to the fact that they simply will not like me at all. Just my hubby has actually seen my hangry self and he is so good about it. God bless him. I like making granola and attempted many times to turn them into bars, however they simply constantly wind up crumbly. Didnt understand bananas were the secret! I require something I can hold rather of cup in my palms and appear my mouth like tablets. Haha! This is best! Thanks. Reply

  • Ileana

    Ha! I am the very same method. I get bad-tempered and my bf understands I’m simply a little hangry. Really, my sibling understands this, too. However it’s a simple issue to fix!

    Have a terrific time in New york city! Thanks for the granola bars.:-RRB- Reply

  • Ali @ Inspiralized

    I like your photography, you make whatever appearance surprisingly scrumptious! Dream I might consume this for breakfast:-RRB- Reply

  • Lindsey

    Love the concept of utilizing bananas in a granola bar, absolutely makes good sense. And concurred, no granola bar is total without some chocolatey goodness. Thankful to hear you’ll remain in my neck of the woods this weekend! New york city is inviting you with open arms. You and your male have a great journey! Reply

  • Grace

    LOVIN’ the appearances of these. Chocolate chips in banana bread is a needs to in my home. I usually prevent granola bars (for the factors you discussed) however these are rather wonderful. I too require to be prepped with healthy high-vibe treats pre-trip or I develop into a hangry beast. My male discovered that early on also;-RRB- we typically choose spring rolls and hearty kale salads however I simply may need to include these into rotation! Reply

  • Rachel

    Have you ever attempted Enjoy Life chocolate chips? They’re without nastiness (for this reason my preferred brand name).:–RRB- Reply

    • Laura Wright

      Hey Rachel, I have actually attempted those and they are amaaazing! Love the vegan ones from Whole Foods too:-RRB-
      – L Reply

  • lyn

    Fantastic images! And wanting these were my afternoon treat. Can’t wait to experiment with the dish! Safe journeys. xo Reply

  • Jo

    Hehe I like the method you explain your relationship. I intend to return to a few of the locations we checked out together in our early days of dating. now with a bubba and years of understanding each other up our sleeves;) Yes to these granola bars. I have actually constantly been a little a throw-together-whatever-i -have-in-the-pantry type of woman when it pertains to making bars like these. I believe your dish appears like a winner and will certainly be making them! Have a good time in NY! Reply

  • Kasey

    Have an amazing time in New York City! Gosh I miss out on that city. These granola bars look so bomb! Reply

  • Claire (Consume Well. Celebration Hard.)

    Your descriptions of salad-building at the LES Whole Foods, of what it resembles to await Bushwick, of indulging at Babycakes … oh, male. Handling I-miss-that-life pangs something MAJOR today.

    Likewise: hangry. Yup. Completely because classification. Feel ya.

    Pleased journeys:-RRB- Expecting images. Reply

  • Maria

    go to “the hummus location”. PULEEZE!! Reply

  • anna @ annamayeveryday

    These look fab– seriously scrumptious with the bonus offer of benefiting you … Wonderful photos too. Reply

  • Christine

    Thanks for the dish! I made these last night and, while I didn’t take care of the texture, the taste was remarkable. You have actually opened the service to the best healthy granola bar. Method to go. In pursuit of a somewhat firmer chewy granola bar (I understand, I’m a contradictor), next time I am going to replace a standard homemade granola for the oat-syrup-salt-cinnamon-coconut oil mix. Thanks for the motivation! Reply

  • Julia

    Oh my God, those bars look so delicious! “Hangry”– I discovered a brand-new word for a state I understand simply too great! Reply

  • Sophia

    Although I like the ‘concept’ of granola bars I discover it truly hard to discover ones (even at Whole Foods and other natural shops) that are not toothachingly sweet and taste more like a sweet bar. That being stated, I believe these sound fantastic– as much as I like banana bread and banana shakes it’s good to have another dish to utilize my ripe bananas in. Likewise, our kitchen is taking off with bags of oats I appear to be hoarding for when the weather condition in Rome understands it’s fall and cold enough for warming bowls of porridge to begin my day (and till then I may also do something helpful with all those oats!).

    Have great deals of enjoyable in New york city– it’s been far too long given that my last journey there and I can not wait to return. Reply

  • Katie @ Produce on Parade

    Whoa, these appearance great. Thanks for sharing such a terrific dish. Your images are sensational and such a motivation … as constantly:-RRB- All the very best! P.S. I like that green bag! Can I ask where you got it from? Cheers! Reply

  • dana

    You utilized an exclamation point. I needed to check out all the method to the bottom. These look remarkable! Will need to provide a shot! Pleased fall, Laura! Reply

  • Mia

    Oh, wow! These look fantastic! I might definitely utilize some healthy treats like these!!! Reply

  • dishing up the dirt

    have an amazing time in New York City! These granola bars are occurring at my home this weekend. Thanks for the dish! Reply

  • Lena

    Banana Bread Granola Bars sounds too great not to offer it a shot. And given that I have awful bouts of hangryness, too, I believe I truly need to make those and bring them with me anytime I am taking a trip. I have actually improved at being proactive and bring something with me and really consuming it once I begin feeling starving, however there are still minutes I might be better to my partner. Reply

  • Amy

    I simply made these granola bars and I like how the banana holds them together without needing to include a ridiculous quantity of honey/maple syrup. The last time I made granola bars they were a lot sweeter and kept collapsing. These ones are best! Reply

  • Ayla Goddard

    Hi, Wow I simply discovered you’re lovely website on Pinterest and its great. For a gluten-free gal simply beginning, what do you advise for active ingredients like coconut oil and almond butter? Do you purchase online or at a particular entire supermarkets? Although I live all the method down under it would be terrific to hear some spending plan ideas:-RRB- Thanks for the fantastic work, you are a motivation! Reply

    • Laura Wright

      Hey There Ayla,
      I’ve been purchasing my coconut oil and almond butter at Costco in big amounts to conserve a couple of dollars (I’m not exactly sure if you have these shops down there though …?). I utilize these things typically, so purchasing them in a big lot isn’t too challenging. It’s truly simple and affordable to make your own almond butter too, if you have a food mill or mixer. Simply blitz up raw or roasted almonds till the smooth butter types. Hope this assists!
      – L Reply

  • chloe grindle

    these images are sensational! you have such a great eye for information and what will make a fascinating shot. all your photography has such vigor to it! envious! x Reply

  • Christine

    I simply made my 2nd batch of theis dish with an included cup of grated, roasted butternut squash. Fantastic! Thanks! Reply

  • Kimberley

    This is kinda impressive. I like your granola bar approach. Likewise, the unforeseen motivation hiding in New York City. Yes. Reply

  • Anjali

    Yes! I have actually been living off of banana-based granola bars given that returning to school in August. Although now I require to explore this chocolate drizzle service.

    And you’re right. Sticking is what great waffles (and granola bars) do!:-RRB- Reply

  • Erika

    I was absorbed when I check out ‘banana bread’.
    Simply made my very first batch, followed to a T (lies: I utilized light corn syrup for the rice cuz that’s what I had), and the odor in your home is remarkable. Likewise, very first time I ever bought/used vigin coconut oil, and, no joke, it’s so great I licked the spoon.
    So the result: truly good and crispy on top, inside texture crumbly and nearly steamed in its loose chewiness. Kinda like bread. Didnt hold together as easily as in the picture (read: might not get a crisp tidy cuts for the bars). Not precisely what I anticipated, however tastes extremely great, and chock filled with great things. Perhaps next time I utilize half the mix to make a thinner, more strong item? Any guidance? Really, extremely yum! Thanks !! Reply

    • Laura Wright

      Hey Erika! Thanks for your feedback on these. It is certainly more of a soft + chewy bar scenario rather than crunchy/crispy. I have actually never ever dealt with light corn syrup, so I’m not exactly sure on whether it has good binding powers. I used/specified the wild rice syrup due to the fact that I understand it assists things hold together truly well. Absolutely worth a shot if you see it in a supermarket a long time! Truly grateful that you took pleasure in the taste total though:-RRB-
      – L Reply

  • Tricia

    Making these for the 3rd time. And double batch each time too! They are remarkable. Have actually been producing an extremely picky eater that requires to consume more. He definitely enjoys likewise. Said they taste too great to be great! I ensured him it was wonder goodness. Thanks for sharing the items! Reply

  • Hannah

    Thank you for this sensational dish! I was questioning of I could change the oats with buckwheat? Reply

    • Laura Wright

      Hey Hannah! Do you imply raw buckwheat groats or the toasted ones (kasha)? Preferably you desire some type of flaked grain/seed that will not need any pre-cooking or soaking. Flaked quinoa would be remarkable here if that’s a choice for you. I’m truthfully not exactly sure how buckwheat would carry out given that it is rather firm in its initial state. You may need to prepare it a bit and cool it prior to blending into the batter, however make sure that the groats do not get too mushy also. Worth experimenting with I believe!:-RRB-
      – L Reply

  • Jacqueline Yaraghi

    These look fantastic! I truly can’t wait to attempt them. I was fantastic how well they kept? My partner simply released to Afghanistan and I wish to send him healthy bars and granola however the journey will have to do with a week long prior to it gets to him. Do you believe they’ll remain great on the journey? And for about a week when he gets them? Reply

    • Laura Wright

      Hey Jacqueline,
      When I make these, I do keep them in the refrigerator and I normally state that they last a week approximately. I primarily cool them due to the fact that of the chocolate drizzle though. So if you avoided that action, they need to keep at space temperature level simply great. I would certainly ensure that you cover them truly tight if you’re sending them overseas. They may be a touch drier once they’re unwrapped, however otherwise I believe they’ll be great!
      – L Reply

  • Annie

    These granola bars look definitely magnificent! I seriously require to attempt these out, though I do not have any wild rice syrup. Exists anything I can sub that with?: c Likewise, your images are stunning. Reply

    • Laura Wright

      Hey Annie, I discover wild rice syrup has some truly strong stick-together powers with granola bars, however I believe the next finest thing would be honey if you’re cool with consuming it. I believe maple syrup or agave nectar may be too thin for this specific dish. Let me understand how it goes if you attempt!
      – L Reply

  • Sandy

    Simply made these and they were soo yummy. Thanks for the dish. I reside in an extremely town and can’t get the rice syrup. I utilized honey rather. And I over prepared them a little. They ended up crunchier. I believe they would be much better softer!!! Perhaps I’ll master them the 2nd time. So terrific for getting on the drive to work. Reply

  • Janett

    Wish to make these ASAP however do not have wild rice syrup. Can I replace the maple syrup with it? Reply

    • Laura Wright

      Hey Janett! I believe maple syrup may be too runny, leading to a more crumbly bar. If you can consume it, I would advise honey as a much better replacement for the wild rice syrup. I can’t ensure it’ll hold them together however, I simply believe it may work a bit much better if you remain in a pinch.
      – L Reply

  • James

    Love these
    Simply made a huge batch once again post vacations
    2 bananas & a bit more rice syrup makes crunchier when baked
    Thanks for the dish! Reply

  • reeve

    Hey! These sound terrific. Any ideas on sweetening your own chocolate? I have had the hardest time looking for a chocolate that is sweetened that I can have. Lastly discovered one recently and it had vanilla in it, which I dislike.

    I was wanting to sweeten with coconut sugar however that was huge catastrophe. However possibly I’m refraining from doing something right.

    ideas? Reply

    • Karissa

      I sweeten my homemade chocolate with maple syrup because that is the only liquid sweetener both my young boys can endure. Honey works terrific too, if you consume that. Reply

  • mia

    i am right there with you with sensation HANGRY … amusing, it occurs to be a lot when taking a trip with the BF also. thankfully he’s utilized to it. these appearance so great and absolutely nothing beats home-made granola bars! conserving this for sure! Reply

  • Rebecca

    These were amazing, I simply tossed the chocolate chips in the batter. Worked like an appeal and conserved a couple of actions. Reply

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