Muesli bars (banana)

  • 1 and 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 4 large)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 to 1 cup dried fruit, to taste
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • around 1/2 cup other additions e.g. cocoa nibs, hemp seeds, choc chips
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp fine salt

Preheat oven to 175C. Line a 23x33cm baking dish with baking paper.

Mash banana with a fork in a large bowl (make sure you have 1 1/2 cups). Add the vanilla and stir.

In a food processor, pulse oats until chopped but still textured. Stir oats into banana mix until fully incorporated.

Chop the dried fruit and nuts roughly (can pulse in food processor – do nuts and fruit separately), and stir into oat/banana mix along with the seeds, additional bits, cinnamon and salt.

Spoon mixture into the prepared tray/dish, with slightly wet hands flatten and compress.

Bake approx 25-35 mins until firm and lightly golden around the edges.

Cool in baking dish 10 mins, then gently lift out. Place the slab on a cooling rack until completely cool.

Slice into bars. Freezes well for 4-6 weeks (put baking paper between layers to freeze).


Originally from Oh She Glows