Banana, Apricot and Date Oat bars

Written by Bridget on . Posted in Ravishing Recipes

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These delicious bars are absolutely perfect for clean, nutritious and satisfying snacks, or even coupled with a delicious smoothie for a super-quick breakfast!

Don’t be afraid to experiment with ingredients to enhance/modify taste, texture and cater to individual preferences… I would personally love to try these with dried figs and pumpkin seeds! YUUUUM!

Let your creative genius out and come up with a combination that makes your taste buds party! 🙂

High in fibre, anti-oxidants, minerals and B-vitamins, this is an energy-boosting, blood-sugar balancing, CRAP-free treat that will satisfy even the fussiest of eaters!

Enjoy! ox

INGREDIENTS
3 large ripe bananas (or 4 smaller bananas)
1/4 cup finely chopped dried dates
3 cups traditional rolled oats
1/4 cup finely chopped dried apricots
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

METHOD
Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced.
Grease a 16cm x 25.5cm (base) slice pan and line with baking paper, extending paper 2cm above edges of pan.
Mash banana until smooth.
Add oats, dates, apricots, almonds, cinnamon and vanilla.
Stir until well combined.
Spoon into the pan and level by pressing mixture using the back of a spoon.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden.
Cut into small bars when cool.

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Comments (8)

  • George

    George

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    Made the recipe on Saturday night and I added a can of skim condensed milk as a bindier for the ingredience. Well it tastes great. I use them when ever I do any exercise for energy. Thanks ,keep up the inspiration.

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    • bridget

      bridget

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      George you are AWESOME!! I so appreciate your feedback 🙂 THANK YOU 🙂 xx

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  • Misty Stevans

    Misty Stevans

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    Thank you! Can’t wait to try this out in my daughters lunchbox!

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    • bridget

      bridget

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      Misty you are such a superstar!! What a wonderful mum you are!! Xxo

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  • Sam

    Sam

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    Looks lovely!
    I’m going to try these too… I think I might leave the almonds out and replace with pumpkin seeds as our school is nut-free.. but they look so much healthier than the ones I currently make (twice a week!!) that are bound together with butter and honey.. :/
    Thank you 🙂

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    • Bridget

      Bridget

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      Sounds great Sam! Let me know how you go 🙂 xx

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  • Camilla

    Camilla

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    My two year old son has an obsession at the moment with biscuits and so I had to stop buying them. I was online looking at healthier substitutes for biscuits and came across this recipe and now everyone in the family is obsessed! I’m so happy that I can give these to my little one because they are healthy and he loves them! Thank you!

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    • Bridget

      Bridget

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      That’s so fantastic to hear Camilla! Thanks for letting me know and feel free to send through any great pics you capture for sharing online 🙂❤️ It’s always nice to see & connect with those we’re positively reaching 🙂

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