In our house, breakfast is practically extinct. Between having to wake up earlier than most and usually pressing the snooze button, there’s just no time to cook anything. And as everyone knows, if you aren’t cooking breakfast in food allergy home, you aren’t getting much more than sugar rich foods. Now, here’s where I put on my super woman cape and save the day! I made these granola bars for my family with the intention of them being simplistic in the ingredient list area, flavorful, and nutritious. Basic needs, right? Well, they’re all of those things and not to mention easy as can be to put together! Check them out below!
I believe in giving credit where it’s due and I must say, I got the idea from a wonderful Youtuber that goes by the name of Mind Over Munch. She gives great vegan and gluten free recipes that are easy to follow and helpful in planning for the week! Check her out here.
- 2 Bananas, mashed
- 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
- 2 Cups Trail mix (I prefer Gourmet Nut Power Up Trail Mix)
- 2 Cups GF Oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
- 1/8 Tsp. Cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp. Chia Seeds
- 1 Tbsp. Honey (optional)
Preheat your oven to 375. This allows for them to slowly cook instead of burning quickly.
Combine the bananas, peanut butter, cinnamon, and honey over medium heat.
Combine the trail mix, oats, and chia seeds in a separate bowl throughly.
Combine the two bowls together until all the ingredients are mixed together well.
Line a deep dish pan (9″x10″) with parchment paper. Pour in the mixture and layer another piece of parchment on top. Use the top layer of the parchment to evenly distribute the granola mixture.
Place the pan into the preheated oven, bake the mixture for 15 min.
Remove the pan from the oven and use the parchment to lift the mixture onto a cooling rack. Let the mixture to cool completely before slicing. Allowing it to cool completely before you slice it creates a solidification between the ingredients and the bar doesn’t fall apart as easily.
And there you have it! It’s as simple as that! These granola bars are easy to throw in a lunch box for a snack or grab on your way out the door. Let me know in the comments below your favorite breakfast or what you think of this recipe!