Banana Nut Bread No-Bake Energy Bars
Banana nut bread no-bake energy bars pack the sweet flavor and crunch of a classic banana nut bread recipe into perfectly portable healthy no-bake snacks that are packed with superfoods. Whether on the way to the bus stop in the morning or out of their lunch boxes, the kids will love to munch on these Banana Nut Bread No-Bake Energy Bars.
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What’s not new around here? Me making lots and lots of energy bars…
Banana Nut Bread No-Bake Energy Bars are super sweet, super yummy, superfood-packed way to get the flavor of banana bread in a portable little healthy bite.
They are easily made gluten free and vegan, if you need to or want to. My kids have been polishing these guys off even for dessert! I guess the little bit of chocolate I put in there doesn’t hurt, but you can certainly leave out the mini chips. But, antioxidants! And, well, chocolate! A little won’t hurt, especially mixed in with fruit and oats and flax seeds and chia seeds. There’s certainly plenty of nutrition to balance a couple of chips.
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Banana Nut Bread No-Bake Energy Bars
- Line a 8x8 or 9x9 square pan with wax or parchment paper.
- Place all ingredients except walnuts and chocolate chips in a high-powered blender (such as a Blendtec) or food processor, and process until the mixture forms a thick mass.
- Break up slightly with a spatula, add walnuts to the mixture, and pulse until the nuts are slightly chopped and distributed.
- Break up the mixture one more time, add chocolate chips and pulse a few times to distribute the chips, or simply stir in the chips.
- Press the mixture into the prepared pan. You can cover the top with more paper and press an equal sized pan to roll the top with a glass to flatten completely.
- Place in freezer until firm, as this will allow you to slice them easier. Otherwise they are quite sticky. Slice into bars or squares and store the bars in the refrigerator.
Check out more energy bars on my Pinterest board…
Follow Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips’s board Bars, Bites & Balls Recipes! on Pinterest.
Here are some more recipes inspired by other recipes….
Plus a few from my friends…
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies from It’s Yummi
- Coconut Cream Pie Energy Bites from Spoonful of Flavor
- Snickerdoodle Chex from Around My Family Table