Banana Blueberry Bars

Banana Blueberry Bars

This tasty bar is perfect for breakfast, a snack, or dessert. It’s full of healthy starch to give you lasting energy, unrefined sugars for sweetness, fiber for good digestion, and even omega-3s for your heart and brain. Its easy have a delicious treat and support your body at the same time!

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Banana Blueberry Bars

Banana Blueberry Bars

Yields: 9 bars | Serving Size: 1 bar |Calories: 269 | Total Fat: 6.3 g | Saturated Fat: 0.7 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 3 mg | Carbohydrates: 50.1 g | Dietary Fiber: 6.2 g | Sugars: 23 g | Protein: 6.4 g | SmartPoints: 11 |

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dates, pitted and halved
  • 1½ cups apple juice
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 bananas, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup walnuts

Directions

Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a small bowl, soak dates in apple juice for 10-15 minutes. Lay a piece of parchment paper in a 9 x 9-inch baking pan, making sure the sides are covered. Cut slits in the corners of the paper so that the paper overlaps and is flat.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix and set aside. Place bananas and vanilla extract into a blender. Remove dates from apple juice and set aside. Add the strained juice to the blender and blend until creamy. Add dates to the blender and pulse a few times so the dates are in small pieces.

Pour the banana mixture into the dry ingredient bowl. Mix until well combined. Stir in the blueberries and walnuts. Using a spatula, pour the batter into baking pan. Bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

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32 Comments on "Banana Blueberry Bars"

  1. Laurie  February 24, 2013

    How many calories are there in these? Didn't see a nutrition break down. Thanks~

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    • Skinny Ms.  February 25, 2013

      Laurie, Approximately 298 calories per bar.

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  2. Sarah  February 24, 2013

    do you store these on the counter or in the fridge

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  3. Skinny Ms.  February 28, 2013

    Cindy, Not sure…this was submitted by a guest blogger. We’ll do the data as soon as possible. Thanks!

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  4. Skinny Ms.  March 8, 2013

    Elicia, This makes approximately 8 servings. The protein is about 4 gms per serving.

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  5. Judy  March 17, 2013

    You said 290 calories, but how many servings?

    Does it freeze well?

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    • Skinny Ms.  March 17, 2013

      Judy, I’ve never frozen these particular bars. Try with one and if thaws well, go for the entire recipe next time. 🙂

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  6. Ali Croom  March 22, 2013

    These look great. How many servings are in the pan? Thanks.

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  7. Renee  June 29, 2013

    Can u use Quinoa flour instead?

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    • Skinny Ms.  June 29, 2013

      Renee, I never have but should be fine. Keep us posted! 🙂

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  8. Skinny Ms.  July 30, 2013

    Sarah, The ingredients state 3 Bananas, peeled. Thanks! 🙂

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  9. Lori  August 4, 2013

    Could you use raisins instead of dates?

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  10. Angie  August 23, 2013

    I don't really like walnuts. Do you suggest another nut or do you think it would be fine to just leave them out?

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    • 3V_Admin  August 25, 2013

      Angie, Feel free to leave out the walnuts or sub with another nut of choice.

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  11. dori  August 23, 2013

    We are allergic to nuts. Would leaving the walnuts out, ruin the recipe?

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    • 3V_Admin  August 25, 2013

      Dori, Not at all. Feel free to make this a nut free recipe.

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  12. Michele  September 1, 2013

    Hi – can we get the nutrition breakdown? I'd like to know the protein, fat, carb and sugar numbers. Thanks!

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    • Skinny Ms.  September 2, 2013

      Michele, We’ll be adding this week. 🙂

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  13. Momnivore  February 19, 2014

    A little late to the game but I finally got around to making these. Only modification was I substituted almonds instead of walnuts (and almond extract instead of vanilla). They are SOOOOOO good. And they freeze beautifully. I let the batch cool and then layered the pieces in a gallon ziploc with a layer of parchment paper between so they wouldn't stick together. I take one out the night before and pack it in my lunch in the fridge – it's totally thawed by morning. It is the perfect mid-afternoon snack. I am still amazed at how good these are.

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  14. Ruth Ann  April 17, 2014

    I think bananas are omitted from the ingredient list: Bananas are supposed to go into the blender, but I don't see the listed. How many bananas are in these bars?

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  15. Ruth Ann  April 20, 2014

    Thanks!

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  16. Beva  May 6, 2014

    Delicious!!!! Will make these again and again. I am a bariatric patient and by going to the natural food store, I was able to get dates that did not have sugar on them. These are so wonderful, taste like Banana nut bread in a way

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  17. Miranda  May 18, 2015

    These are amazing!!! Super easy to make and very satisfying. My 9×13 pan made 12 bars

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  18. Brew Sports Pub EAST  April 17, 2016

    this is a really cool recipe! I work with a bar and was curious if you think it might pair well with some type of cocktail drink?? we’d like to try a few things and maybe this could be something. Just a thought! Great blog!

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    • Gale Compton  April 18, 2016

      Sure! Here’s a few great choices hefeweizens, dunkelweizens and weizenbocks. If you don’t have these German beers on hand, serve with a sweeter tasting beer. Hope this helps! 🙂

      Reply

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