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Banana Blueberry Bars

This healthy treat is perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a snack and is packed with important nutrients your body will love.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Kid-Friendly, Plant-Based, Vegetarian
Servings: 9 people
Calories: 269kcal
Author: Guest Contributor

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dates pitted and halved
  • 1 1/2 cups apple juice
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 bananas peeled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup blueberries frozen
  • 1/2 cup walnuts

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 50.1g | Protein: 6.4g | Fat: 6.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 6.2g | Sugar: 23g