Friday, March 25, 2011

Vegan Banana Oat, Nuts & Cranberry Bar

Do you love to snack on granola bars and do you buy then often at the stores? Then this recipe is for you. Very easy to make and tastes so delicious without any additives of any kind. A very forgiving recipe and you can come up with any number of combinations. Combine all the ingredients, bake them, wrap them and take them.  I have this recipe for a long time with me and don't even remember where I came across it. But I have baked these bars lot of times and this sure is a no fail recipe.

Preparation Time - 10 Minutes

Cooking Time - 30-40 Minutes

Serves - 18 Bars (Makes 12 to 18 Depending on the bar size)


Old Fashioned Oats - 1 1/2 Cups

Bananas - 2 (Ripe & Medium sized)

Powdered Chia - 2 Tbsp

Maple Syrup - 1/2 Cup

Almond Milk - 1/4 Cup

Oil - 1/4 Cup

Chopped Nuts & Cranberries - 3/4 Cup ( Cashews, Pistachio & dried Cranberry)

Grated Coconut - 1/2 Cup

Baking Powder - 1/2 Tsp

Salt - 1/4 Tsp

Cinnamon Powder - 1/2 Tsp or Vanilla Extract - 1 Tsp


1) Combine Oats, Oat Flour, Baking Powder, Salt & Cinnamon powder, chia powder, grated coconut, nuts and cranberries in a widemouthed bowl.

2) Preheat an oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit and like a 8 inch baking tray with parchment paper.

3) Mash the banana with a potato masher and to this add Oil, Maple Syrup and almond milk and combine well.

4) Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients to it. Combine thoroughly and transfer the content to the baking tray, take a handful of sliced almonds and spread evenly on the top and bake for 30-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

5) Cool in a wire rack and then slice & enjoy.

These bars were baked quite often in my kitchen a year back. We have kind of moved out of grains like Wheat, Oats and Barley with Gluten. So even though they are quite delicious, I no longer bake them. Instead of these I go for Nut based bars. But you will still continue to see lot of recipes with Wheat and Oats because I have quite a few of them sitting in my drafts for more than a year. 


Ila said...

ho healthy and yummy bars :)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Wow...thats a healthy and yummy recipe with the crunchy taste of almonds...

Vimitha Anand said...

Thats a very yummy and healthy snack :)

Swarnavalli Suresh said...

yummy bars...

aipi said...

Such a beautiful looking bar..all my favorite components in there..looks very delicious!

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Babli said...

Looks delicious and mouth watering. Wonderful presentation.

Priya said...

I dont bother to have this super delicious crunchy bars..

Vidhya said...

The granola bars look so delicious and wholesome.Thanks for sharing.

Swathi said...

Delicious and healthy banana oats and nut bars, great source of energy

Hari Chandana said...

Wowwwww.. Looks mouth watering and delicious..Thanks for the amazing recipe :)

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Smita said...

this is so delicious... and no guilt pleasure :)

Miriam said...

I'm copying this recipe to make soon and I'm excited about it! Thank you, I love homemade granola bars! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

SSC said...

thanks for visiting my blog.. your space is space is very nice ... i love the canberry bar ... it is really very yummy and perfect ... i will try this recipe .. glad to follow your space ..

The Weight Watcher said...

Yu-hum!!! I'm salivating over your photographs! Can't wait for my stock of granola to get over so that i can make these bars! Yum again! :)

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Lovely bars dear.. very healthy .. love it..

New to ur space n happy to follow u for more wonderful recipes..

Do visit me when u get time dear .

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