My last attempt at Granola bars was less than stellar. They were certainly palatable but quite crumbly and they didn’t have enough fruit to make them sweet enough. These ones I made today are quite a different story. They have no added sugar and are sweet and totally delicious. These have it all – they are healthy and so moreish (is that a word? – it looks weird) that you will have more than one. I found this recipe here.
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, pecan nuts and coconut flakes. Stir in allspice and cinnamon. Add dried fruit and stir until well and evenly mixed. Make sure the dried fruit do not stick together in big batches.
In another bowl, combine canola oil, mashed banana and vanilla extract. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
Spread the batter evenly onto the baking sheet, about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch high.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown.