I haven’t made these bars in over a year – about 2 years maybe. I was pregnant with Isla and one of my good friends was also pregnant – with her first. I had a small brunch with her and another good friend who happens to be vegan. I was a little panicked when I thought of the task it would be to make a good vegan dish for brunch. No eggs. No meat. No butter.
Of course, she’s the type to not make a big deal of it at all and bring something to share with us. I still felt I needed to make something delicious for her 🙂 I dug through recipes online and in my cookbooks and tweaked a few things and came up a breakfast bar recipe that is delicious – vegan or not 🙂 I promise you won’t miss the eggs or the butter.
I used 2 mashed up bananas. They were both pretty small – so I’m sure you could use one giant one if that’s what you had.
Good old banana chips. I don’t usually have these on hand – they tend to have added sugar which I don’t really like. But on occasion…..
Crush the banana chips up pretty well.
I only had chocolate chunks but I’m sure you could use regular sized or mini chocolate chips (vegan of course).
Bake until golden brown.
I couldn’t help but eat one hot out of the oven.
- 2 ripe bananas
- ⅓ coconut oil
- ⅔ cup sucanat or coconut sugar
- ¾ whole wheat flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 2 cups oatmeal
- ⅔ cup banana chips, chopped
- ⅔ cup dark chocolate chips (vegan)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mash the banana and add to sucanat and coconut oil in a large bowl.
- Mix well.
- Add in flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and oats.
- Then add banana chips and chocolate chips.
- Put batter into a 9x9 or similar sized pan.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until edges are golden.