Bannnanna bread! In bar form. Perfect as a nutritious breakfast or mid afternoon snack. We’re talking sweet soft and nutty goodness that sticks to your bones, warding off hunger and satisfying that sweet & salty craving we all get (don’t you deny it)!
So Pauls been asking for some snacks to take to school for when studying gives him the munchies. Sometimes I pack him carrots or a homemade trail mix, but one of our favorite things is peanut butter and banana. With doing whole 30 this month (and only a week away from being done!) I wanted to make a compliant snack that would be a good balance of carbs and fats to keep that hunger at bay while he works. Making different kinds of bars is a great way to fit a nutritious balance in a convenient snack!
So, thus arose the development of a chia banana bread bar that has just the right balance of nutty & sweet to meet all your banana bread cravings! You can also feel good about eating them because they won’t give you that sugary-carb high just to bring you down to barely dragging your feet. There’s no oil, sugar, or refined flour…just pure, whole ingredients you can feel good about putting in your body. Drizzle with a little almond butter and you’re ready to go. Oh, and don’t forget a glass of fresh almond milk!
Dont worry, you who are nervous at the thought of making your own bars for breakfast and snacks…these bars take only a minute to throw the ingredients together and bake for 25 minutes. Then you’ve got wholesome snacks for the entire week! Not a snacky person, (shame- who’s not a snack person?) finish your evening meal with a little treat that doesn’t way you down, but satisfies the after dinner sweet tooth.
So, share with me…what kinds of things are your go-tos when it comes to packing lunch box snacks? Or for a quick breakfast on the go? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
- 2 very ripe bananas + 1 regular for slicing on the top
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbs almond butter
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbs chia seeds + more for the top
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a 8x8 pan with coconut oil (or other oil you have on hand).
- Mash banana in a medium bowl.
- Add in remaining ingredients (except banana and chia seeds for topping) and mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
- Pour mixture into greased pan.
- Slice less ripe banana for the top and lay on batter.
- Sprinkle a thin layer of chia seeds on top.
- Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool until cutting.
- Top with a swirl of almond butter and pair with a cold glass of almond milk.