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Banana Blueberry Bars

August 21, 2016 , In: Create, Live , With: 10 Comments
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By Riarna Springbett from Nourish Nurture Live

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”

A saying you have probably heard many times. There is a lot of truth to this statement, although it seems to be the one meal that frequently gets forgotten. Mornings can get chaotic, life gets busy and eating is the last thing on your mind. Breakfast is essential for refuelling your glycogen stores (energy) and starts your metabolism from overnight fasting ready for the day ahead.

A simple combination of healthy ingredients such as oats and fruit is a great place to begin. These Banana Blueberry bars are basically breakfast in a bar. You make, bake, store in the fridge and in the morning, all you have to do is grab one and dash out the door. Eaten cold or warm, they are a simple and easy way to start the day. Totally nut free and vegan approved, but also versatile enough that you could make additions if you desire. Get a little creative, add in natural protein powder, some nut butter, seeds? The options are endless!

Breakfast is integral part of the morning routine, even for the busiest of people. There is no excuse to skip breakfast when its this easy!

 

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Banana Blueberry Bars 

 

You Will Need: 

3 Ripe bananas mashed

1 Cup Frozen Blueberries

¾ Cup Quick Oats

1/3 Cup Oat Milk

30 grams Cacao Butter Melted

2 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup

2 Tsp Vanilla Bean Extract

1 Tsp Baking Powder

 

Optional Additions:

1 (30g) scoop of protein powder

1 Tbsp Nut Butter 

1 Tbsp Chia Seeds 

1 Tbsp Flaxseeds 

 

Method:
– Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
– Line a loaf tray with baking paper or use a silicone mini tray or muffin tray
– In a small mixing bowl, using a fork mash the banana
– Add in the oat milk, vanilla and melted Cacao Butter. Mix through until combined
– Slowly pour in and fold through the oats
– Slowly pour in and lightly fold through the frozen blueberries
– Pour into your desired tray and spread the mix evenly
– Bake for 35 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly pressed
To store – once cool cut into portions (if required) individually wrap or store in an airtight container in the fridge
Let us know how you go! #clgrealbabe and #nourishnurturelive <3

 

    • Chantelle
    • August 22, 2016
    Reply

    Nice, I’m going to try this recipe.

    • Eve
    • August 23, 2016
    Reply

    Where do you buy cacao butter from?

    • Leanne
    • August 28, 2016
    Reply

    Hi. I would love to try this recipe, however I have a high intolerance to oats. Is there something that I could substitute the oats with?
    Thanks greatly,

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      • createlivegrow
      • August 28, 2016
      Reply

      Hi Leanne, I will find out for you! Off the top of my head I’d say almond meal, but Ill ask @nourishnurturelive x

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    Hi Leanne,

    Im not sure how it would work, but you could try and substitute with a Quinoa flour or Almond meal. Would give it more of a nutty flavour, but should still work ok.

  2. Reply

    Hi Eve,

    You can find Cacao Butter from most health food stores

      • Eve
      • September 2, 2016
      Reply

      Thanks 😀
      Is there something I could use instead? I live in a small country town, I don’t have anywhere to buy it 😩

    • shannlyn
    • September 22, 2016
    Reply

    Has anyone used coconut oil instead of cacao butter?

    • Laura
    • December 1, 2016
    Reply

    I made these last week!! My partner approved too. So Delish 😍 I used coconut oil instead of cacao butter and added chia and happy way protein powder.

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      • createlivegrow
      • December 5, 2016
      Reply

      Amazing!! Love to hear how you experimented with the recipe xxx so tasty! x

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