Of all the fruit, bananas are definitely amongst my favorite. Ninety percent of the time I buy way too many though, and always end up with those extra ripe ones that no one wants to touch, because “ew”.
That’s actually when they’re the sweetest and I personally love enjoying them when they’re so ripe. Always having so many though, means that I make banana bread at least once every two weeks (seriously, it’s become like a tradition) I also like freezing them and using them in my smoothies or to make dairy-free ice cream.
Yesterday I decided to try making some breakfast bars and they turned out so good that I wanted to share the recipe with you. Instead of using flour, I went with almond meal and used some old fashion rolled oats and added some walnuts and cranberries for a sweet crunch. If you want, you can also throw in some unsweetened cacao dark chocolate baking chips in there. You can enjoy these bars with your morning coffee/tea, pack them up for lunch; they’re also a great option for when you’re on the go. I don’t think I have to tell you how much healthier these are than that stuff you get from the vending machine at the office.