These chocolate-covered banana bread granola bars came out of an experiment in the kitchen where I was trying to modify my original granola bar recipe by using bananas as the binding agent. They are “cakey-er” in texture (if that’s a word lol) and taste like banana bread, but with bits and pieces of nuts and seeds inside. They make wonderful snacks for kids’ lunchboxes or for yourself to have on hand when that sweet tooth kicks in. They are full of nutrients, such as protein from chia seeds, vitamins and minerals such as manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and iron from the oats, bananas, dates, nuts and seeds. Moreover, the healthy fats from coconut oil, walnuts, chia and pumpkin seeds, will help lower bad cholesterol, shed excess weight and give you radiant skin, shiny hair and healthy nails. The fiber, fats and cinnamon will help stabilize blood sugar, minimizing the risk of blood sugar-related diseases such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome and heart disease.
These are just some benefits you will get out of enjoying these tasty treats made with high-quality, whole-food ingredients. But as always, moderation is key and we want to make sure we don’t go overboard especially when it comes to sweet treats!