Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars
Bored of eating oatmeal and bananas for breakfast? Try this fantastic Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars recipe that will add a lot of excitement to your morning breakfast. You can eat these healthy breakfast bars any time of the day other than just having them for breakfast. They also serve as a great post or pre-workout snack or have it as a dessert after a meal. The ingredients used in this recipe are healthy and wholesome that helps you give an instant boost in energy without spiking your blood sugar. These bars are vegan and gluten-free as well which makes it easy to serve for a large group of people and ideal snack you can take for a picnic or potluck. Plus, they’re healthier than most other snacks that have refined sugar in them. The mashed banana adds a natural sweetness and which helps in cutting down the extra calories in these healthy breakfast bars. You’ll never be able to believe how soft and chewy these bars turn out.
Bananas are very nutritious and rich in potassium which helps maintain blood pressure levels and heart functioning. Healthy baking recipes are always good to have handy especially for kid’s lunch box or as a go-to healthy snack. Because of the nutritional value of banana in this recipe, these bars are not only a great way of getting kids to eat healthily but also allows them to enjoy a much deserved healthy sweet treat. Oatmeal is considered as a superfood because it is the right carbohydrates your body needs and plus it lowers your cholestrol rate in the body. It is full of fiber and keeps you feeling full for longer time. It is also low in saturated fats with zero cholesterol, sodium and sugar which is why it makes for a perfect breakfast option.
You can add any whole-grain flour of your choice and make breakfast muffins out of this recipe as well. Add your choice of veggie like grated carrots or zucchini, any seasonal or even frozen fruit to the muffins to fill up the nutrition even more. Add some lemon or orange zest for a tangy flavor. You can also add your favourite spices like cinnamon or nutmeg or even pumpkin pie spice. It’s best to use dark chocolate chips with at least seventy percent or more cacao in them. Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants that fight free radicals and other illnesses including cancer to some extent. Additionally, it has iron and magnesium that help fight low energy and lethargy as well. You can add other types of nuts like pecans, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashew nuts or even add healthy seeds like sunflower seeds, hemp, chia or pumpkin seeds, etc. If you don’t like raisins, add cranberries or Goji berries or chopped dates that are packed with iron and fiber. These bars are pretty versatile, so you can customize the taste and flavors and make it your signature recipe too.
Thank you to Demeter at the Beaming Baker food blog for sharing this nourishing and healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars recipe with us. Demeter promotes eating healthy and loves educating people about healthy eating on her blog. Check out her website for more interesting recipes that are super fun to make, are healthy and delicious. This scrumptious Banana Oat Bars recipe is easy and healthy for all oat lovers and will brighten up your morning breakfast. This recipe is also a great idea to use up all the over-ripe bananas sitting in your kitchen. Make a batch of these yummy bars for your family and friends today!
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