Saturday, October 17, 2015

Vegan Banana Oats Bars with Chocolate Chips

I cant imagine my pantry without wholegrains, i will always have rolled oats, millets and brown rice in my pantry. If you are my follower, you may know very well that i love to bake and cook with oats very much. Oats, this incredible wholegrain is very much rich in fibre are already known to help remove cholesterol from the digestive system that would otherwise end up in the bloodstream.A steaming bowl of fresh cooked oatmeal is the perfect way to start off your day, especially if you are trying to prevent or are currently dealing with heart disease or diabetes. Oatmeal’s low glycemic index is beneficial when it comes to reducing the risk of diabetes. This helps the stomach empty its contents slowly, which affects blood sugar levels and has a positive effect on our insulin sensitivity. Obviously Oats have loads of nutritional benefits and dont forget to add them in your menu quite often.

Banana oats bars, Banana Chocolate Chips Oats Bars

One of my recent baked goodies with oats is this dangerously addictive banana oats bars with chocolate chips and loads of nuts. An incredible baked bars to enjoy without any fuss to kick start your day and they stay prefect at room temperature for three days when conserved properly in an airtightened box. However everyone at home enjoyed thoroughly and got just a bar to taste this healthy and chocolate chips loaded banana oats bars. Even my younger one asked me to make this bars often as he loved this chewy,healthy and fibre rich oats bars.The best part of this bars is they are sweetened naturally with the sweetness of banana and dates. Am running third week of blogging marathon with Kid's delight - Cooking with wholegrains as theme, this bars are prefect choice for this week's theme also these bars goes for this month's  Home Baker's Challenge, a monthly baking event hosted this month by Rafeeda of The Big Sweet Tooth.Sending to Srivalli's Kid's delight - Cooking with Wholegrains hosted by Kalyani.

Oats banana Bar, Chocolate chips oats banana bars

Recipe Source: The Kitchn

2nos Large Bananas (ripen)
1tsp Vanilla extract
2Cups Rolled oats
1/2tsp Salt
1/4cup Dates (pitted & chopped finely)
1/4cup chopped Nuts(almonds,hazelnuts)
1/2tsp Cinnamon powder
1/2cup Chocolate chips

Heat the oven to 350°F and grease a  square baking dish with butter.

Peel the bananas and mash them in a medium mixing bowl. Mash very thoroughly.

Add in the vanilla, if using. Add the oats and stir them in. Stir in the salt,cinnamon powder,dates,chocolate chips and nuts.

Banana Oats Bars, Healthy bars

Transfer the thick mixture evenly into the baking pan. 

Bake for 30 minutes or until the edges just begin to crisp up.

Place the baking pan over a rack to cool. 

When they gets cool completely, cut into bars and enjoy with a glass of milk or tea.

Store leftover bars at room temperature.

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MySpicyKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Bars do look irresistible & no sugar either.

Varada's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

The bars look so colorful and so healthy.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

I am not an oats person , but have always loved oat bars . These look so delicious and tempting besides being healthy .

great-secret-of-life said... Reply To This Comment

healthy start / snack very tempting bar

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, it looks awesome. I love bars and I'm sure I'm gonna try it soon. Jayanthi(sizzlingveggies)

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so good akka... thank you for being a part of the challenge... :)

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Bars looks delicious and beautiful.

rajani said... Reply To This Comment

It looks really perfect, woud ever have guessed the banana in there!

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

These bars look so colourful and tasty! Wow!

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

What a yummy looking banana oats bar. Looks so nutritious and delicious.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

That is such a healthy version of the bars, Priya.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

these look so good - colorful and attractive - I'm ready for one

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

These bars truly look addictive with a healthy dose of oats and nuts.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Such a fantastic recipe Priya..bookmarking it..