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Vegan Almond Butter Banana Breakfast Bars

Posted Jul 26 2010 7:05am

Good morning!

I was up bright and early this morning and decided to do a little experimental baking :)

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I love trying to create random new recipes – it really brings out my creative side :) I’d say this one was a major success!

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Vegan Almond Butter Banana Breakfast Bars

(makes 10-12 bars)

Ingredients:

[Dry]

  • 1 C spelt flour (see this post for more info on spelt)
  • 1 C old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 C finely ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt

[Wet]

  • 1/2 C unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 C pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 C smooth almond butter
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350.

1) In two separate bowls, mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients, then combine, adding wet to dry and stirring gently until mixed.

2) Pour mixture into a pan and pat it down evenly. (If you’ve learned anything from my blog, I hope it’s that you should always top baked goods with raw oats to make them look pretty :) )

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3) Pop into the oven and bake for about 25 or so minutes. Fork check to make sure they are done.

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And voila! So easy :)

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I cut mine into bars for easy grabbing and go-ing later. These would make an awesome pre-workout snack or quick breakfast!

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Mmmmm…

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I love having healthy baked goods in the house :) Breakfast just got way more awesome!

I’m trying to use up what I have in the pantry before I move to NC in 3 weeks (ack!), so while the bars were in the oven I quickly threw together a batch of my vegan 5-Minute No Bake Granola Bars !

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So pretty :)

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I followed my normal recipe (which you can find here ), but used almond butter instead of peanut butter and added in 1/3 C of goji berries for a little antioxidant punch ;)

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Goji berries are so pretty!

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Funny story: I actually first tried goji berries while I was in Prague! One of my coworkers at the Czech primary school where I taught, a Czech teacher named Jitka, was really into health food and used to give these to me at school sometimes for a snack. But I never had a clue what they were because she didn’t know the English name for them! It wasn’t until I came back to the U.S. and saw them in Whole Foods that I figured it out :) I usually just snack on them raw – they are great for a sweet treat after a meal! 

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I just popped the granola bars into the fridge – I’m thinking I’ll wrap them up individually and freeze them so I can enjoy them over the next 3 weeks!

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Alrighty… play time is over. :( Time to get back to some serious studying! T-minus 2 weeks until my BioChem final and I have a long way to go! My last day of work is Wednesday – how time flies!

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