Sunday, June 2, 2013

Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'....Rolled Oats Peanut Butter-Chocolate-Banana Bites!

Whew that sure is a mouthful and your mouth will be very happy once these are tasted.  Really simple, healthy and 100 % oil free with no added sugars.

There are so many options at grocery stores now for granola bars or meal replacement bars.  But, have you really looked at the ingredients in each one.  Of course, there are some that are good for you, but most (especially the leading brands) actually contain more harmful ingredients than beneficial. 

By making your own bars (or bites in this case) you are actually saving money and know exactly what goes into each little treat.


This is such a perfect treat to bring on the go or just enjoy as a snack at home.  They can serve as a granola bar or a cookie.  It really just depends on how you choose to form them or cut them.  In this case, I opted to make little bites.  Great to bring to a picnic with a bunch of friends and definitely kid friendly!

2 cups rolled oats
1 mashed banana
1/3 c agave
1/4 c natural peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c carob chips

Preheat oven to 350.  In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix thoroughly.  Spoon mixture into a baking dish and spread evenly.  Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes.  Once removed, let cool for about 10-15 minutes and then cut into desired shape.  Then place in freezer for about 10 minutes to let them keep form.  I tested this method out and it seemed to work brilliantly.

Remove with spatula and enjoy.  These can enjoyed as a snack or a treat.  Such a good healthy recipe without adding any extra preservatives, oils, flour or animal products! 

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