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.
This is not a low Fodmap recipe.
- 1½ cups regular rolled oats
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon allspice
- ½ cup pecan nuts, chopped
- 1 cup dried fruit
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- ¼ cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 175C. Line baking sheet with baking paper.
- 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 ½ inch to ¾ inch high.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
- Let cool completely, store in airtight container and keep in the fridge.