I made these granola bars, thinking they would make a great mid-day snack, as they don’t have any added sugar and are made of high energy ingredients. They are super easy and you can definitely customize to your liking.
Peanut Butter Banana Granola Bars
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 bananas, mashed
1/2 cup whole almonds
4 large Medjool dates, pitted
1/4 cup dried cherries
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup rolled oats (use gluten-free if needed)
Preheat oven to 350F. Line wide loaf tin with parchment paper.
In a small pot gently heat peanut butter with mashed bananas. Stir until well-combined. Set aside.
In a food processor, coarsely chop the almonds, dates, and cherries. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the pumpkin seeds and oats. Fold in the peanut butter mixture.
Press the batter into the prepared 8×8 pan. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes. Let cool before cutting into bars.