No Bake Banana-Peanut Butter Granola Bars

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No-Bake Banana-Peanut Butter Granola Bars

I’ve been on a banana kick lately. I just can’t get enough of them. Does that ever happen to you? I. Crave. Bananas! Banana bread. Vana-rama Smoothie. Banana and Greek Yogurt. So, when I discovered Nothing But Banana, Flattened at Trader Joe’s last week I just knew I’d have fun creating something yummy with it.

Flattened Banana

One of my favorite combos ever is banana and peanut butter, so I knew peanuts would factor into this recipe. Oh, you’re going to LOVE these delicious on-the-go snacks. The peanut butter provides protein for staying power, and the agave syrup is metabolized more evenly than sugar so you don’t get that crazy sugar-high (followed by that miserable sugar-crash!).

Banana-Peanut Butter Granola Bar

No Bake Banana-Peanut Butter Granola Bars are so easy and fun to make. Try making them with the kids! They’ll be so proud to say they helped.

No Bake Banana-Peanut Butter Granola Bars
 
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The Trader Joe's Nothing But...Banana, Flattened can be purchased on amazon.com if there isn't a TJs near you. Or, thinly slice a banana lengthwise and lay the slices out on a baking sheet. Bake for an hour and fifteen minutes at 250°F. Quick tip: spray measuring utensils with pan coating before measuring peanut butter and agave syrup for easy-release.
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup peanuts, chopped
  • 3 slices banana "leather", torn into small pieces
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup agave syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • ¼ cup peanut butter chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Stir oats and coconut together and spread on a baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes, until fragrant.
  3. Line a 8x8 inch baking dish with parchment or foil and spray with pan coating.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the oats, coconut, peanuts and banana pieces.
  5. In a small saucepan over medium heat stir together the butter, peanut butter, agave syrup or honey, and brown sugar. Bring to a gentle boil and stir well.
  6. Pour the sauce over the dry mixture and stir well to coat everything.
  7. Press the mixture into the baking dish and sprinkle with peanut butter chips. Press the chips into the mixture and chill for at least two hours.
  8. Cut the granola into 8 bars. Wrap in parchment or plastic. Refrigerate and enJOY!

 

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