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Banana Split Granola Bars


Description:

makes 16 bars


Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups Quick Cooking Oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of mashed ripe bananas, about 3 medium
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp Canola Oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries (you could also use Craisins or raisins)
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Line a 9×13 pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°
  3. In a small sauce pan heat 1/2 cup until boiling over high heat, add quinoa, reduce to a simmer and cover for 9 minutes. Remove from heat, allow to sit for 5 minutes and fluff with fork.
  4. Transfer cooked quinoa into medium bowl to cool.
  5. In a large bowl combine oats, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
  6. When the quinoa is cooled add mashed banana, egg, honey, Canola Oil and vanilla to bowl with quinoa. Stir to combine.
  7. Pour quinoa mixture over oat mixture and stir until all combined.
  8. Stir in dried cherries, walnuts and chocolate chips evenly.
  9. Spread mixture into prepared pan.
  10. Bake 20-25 minutes until top is golden and set.
  11. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.

Notes:

recipe from Power Hungry

Store airtight refrigerated for up to 5 days

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