Banana, Oats & Chocolate energy bars
Easy recipe to make energy bars with 4 ingredients: banana, oats, nut butter and chocolate. The perfect snack or breakfast.
- 3 ripe bananas
- 300-350 gr oat flakes or flour
- 6 tbsp nut butter
- chocolate, chopped
Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Line a 20x20cm baking tray with baking paper.
Take a bowl and mash the bananas with a fork. Add the oats (in flakes or ground into oat flour), the nut butter of your choice and rougly chopped chocolate pieces.
Pour the dough in the tray and bake for 18-20 mins, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let it cool down and once at room temperature, slice into individual servings.
How to store
- Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Or freeze and consume during the next 3 months.
A mental snack
As you read this, take a moment to press pause on life, close your eyes, and take a deep breath. Maybe even two.
That is the best kind of snack you could give your mind; a mental snack. A moment to stop, reconnect and gather your monkey-like attention back. I often catch myself on a whirlwind of frenetic activity; pretty much every day, actually. And every day, every time I find myself in this frenzy, I gently try to remind myself that life is not about always doing, always producing, always maxing out.
Gently is the hardest part, for me at least. I’m a life-squeezer, a 24-hours-is-not-enough kind of person! However… Life is not always a lemon to be squeezed, and 24 is enough. Of course, theory is great, practice is a whole other story.
I hope wherever you are, you can give yourself a mental snack, a delicious breath-long break, a well-savoured moment of pause.
BANANA, OATS & CHOCOLATE ENERGY BARS
These banana oats chocolate bars are one of the easiest, simplest and most nutritious snacks I’ve made. I remember having oats, ripe bananas and peanut butter at home, and wondering what kind of delicious way I could combine them in to form a decent snack. I did some googling here and there, and I found this very simple recipe using those 3 ingredients. And then I decided to add in some chocolate, becase why not!
OTHER SNACKS & BREAKFAST SUGGESTIONS
If you liked this recipe, here are some sweet but wholesome snacks and breakfast ideas you might enjoy:
- Chocolate & Hazelnut Bars
- Yoghurt, biscuit and fruits
- Vegan banana bread
- Healthy nutella
- White nutella
IN YOUR KITCHEN
If you try this recipe, please let me know how it went in the comments section.
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