When daycare is in session, I’m always on the lookout for healthy snack ideas for kids. Now that I’m on maternity leave, I’m looking for easy ideas for myself!
I recently re-discovered my Banana Nut Bar recipe and would like to share it with you. I’ve made these tasty bars with toddlers and preschoolers with great success. Alone, I can whip up a batch in just a few minutes for myself. They are packed with protein, healthy carbs and tasty goodness!
Give them a try and let me know what you think!
Banana Nut Bars
- 1 Ripe Banana
- 2 Tablespoons Honey
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1/4 Cup Sliced Almonds
- 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
- 1/4 Cup Hemp Seeds
- 1/4 Cup Sesame Seeds
- 1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries or Raisins
- Peel and mash the banana with a fork or potato masher.
- Add the honey and stir with a wooden spoon.
- Add the vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir until mixed.
- Add the almonds, rolled oats, hemp seeds and sesame seeds. Mix.
- Stir in the cranberries until they are evenly spread throughout the mixture.
- Spoon the mixture into an 8X8, lined loaf pan. Press the top down firmly with a spoon.
- Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes until the top is lightly browned.
- Let cool for 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack.
- Once completely cool, cut into 8 square bars.
- Store leftovers in the fridge to keep fresh.