Banana Granola Bars


Healthy lifestyle is must and everyone should follow and who so ever is reading this and has started laughing after seeing all my full fat cake posts please pause. Few years back when my mother in law was diagnosed with diabetes, our focus towards diet and sugar management was bound to be natural. In comes to my rescue my partner in mischief’s elder sister. Debjani gupta is not only a dietician/ nutritionist but she is an example in herself. I was laughing away when Shohini told me the first time that Didi actually eats in order to stay lean and fit. She will not make you starve, instead she will make sure you eat, burn, eat, burn. Soon after consulting for my mil, few of my friends got in touch with her and result she has literally whipped up some of them fit. So here is one of her munching treat that she had advised actually almost a year back but me being lazy me took time. Kindly excuse the addition of chocolate chips again, you see twinkle toes needs her motivation.

Preparation time-10 min
Cooking time – 20 min
Yields- 10 bars

Ingredients

3 cup museli
3 banana
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp baking powder
10 tbsp seed mix
8 tbsp coconut oil
5 tbsp honey
chopped walnuts – 1/2 cup
salt pinch
chocolate chips 2 tbsp optional

Method

Preheat oven at 180. Mix all dry ingredients in separate bowl except baking powder. Mix all wet ingredients along with mashed banana in separate bowl, add the dry ingredients along with baking powder, mix. In the lined tray layer and flatten it out evenly. Bake for 20 min. Allow it to sit in the tray till it cools. Then refrigerate it for 2 hours before cutting it into squares. Before cutting carefully lift out the slab from the parchment paper, then cut. Wrap them in foil and refrigerate if making during summer/monsoon season.

Published by Richa Bhargava Mitra

A food enthusiast who finds cooking a stress buster. A core Rajasthani married to a Bengali, my kitchen is always happily churning out dishes covering both the states as well as many other experiments including all things sweet :) Baking has never been a part of my growing years and messing around in the kitchen schedule. Primarily because baking without egg never seemed like an option...why ? Well this goes wayyy back. I am a Bhargava who are strictly vegetarians by choice and religion. Hence no onion, garlic , eggs etc can even enter the house..forget the kitchen. But growing years of every generation had their share of baked goodies which always had eggs. My Grandfather ( Mother's father) used to assist in a bakery during his college days in Rawalpindi..this was before India's independence and hence all the bakeries etc were British. My grampa still swears by the taste of all the amazing patisseries and almond milk etc. My mother had her share during her Convent school days and so did I. For my father there was a twist, by the time he grew up his mother had allowed onion and eggs in kitchen ....yippeee. But then eventually every one grows up and the religion factor comes into the picture. Hence till date at my Mother's place no onion in the kitchen. But i married a bengali who was nowhere near to be a vegetarian. So after many... failed, not so successful, will do, oohh good, disaster, can you keep the taste consistent, too much salt and loads of patience i have finally managed to start cooking the way dishes are supposed to be. Hence my blog focuses on baked goodies, vegetarian Bhargava food and Bengali food that i have learned from my husband and In laws. Not to miss the name SweetJaw as i cannot stay away from sweet ..not in any form but i guess cakes, cookies, tarts, pastries, Indian sweets in fact any things that is either baked, deep fried, and has chocolate , icing sugar is bound be the best. So my blog's name is shamelessly SweetJaw

39 thoughts on “Banana Granola Bars

    1. Dear Diane,
      Thank you so much for stopping by, glad you liked them. My dietician who recommended this recipe had specifically mentioned this because she told here she’s adding baking powder only to get some volume from banana else the powder is not required. Hence the addition of baking powder in the later stage🙂.
      Richa

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