Granola bars are a tasty and chewy snack, perfect for recharging your batteries between meals. This version, totally gluten-free, is rich in fibres, and the puffed rice gives it a good crunch, enriched by the flavour of the fruit.
It is dairy-free, with the sugar only coming from the banana and apricots, which makes these bars full of good calories that give us energy without creating steep glycaemic spikes in our bloodstream.
It is easy to prepare and cooking it in the oven allows it to be stored for a longer period of time, in an airtight container.
See also: French Toast recipe for a sweet brunch
For a 20x20cm pan – preparation time 5 minutes – cooking time 20 minutes.
- 150g jumbo oats
- 50g ground oats
- 30g puffed rice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 50g mixed nuts
- 80g dried apricots
- 150g nut butter (peanuts, almonds, cashews …)
- 1 medium banana
- 50ml full fat coconut milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
1 – In a large bowl, combine jumbo oats, ground oats, puffed rice, cinnamon, mixed dried fruit and apricots cut into small pieces.
2 – Pour the coconut milk into a bowl, add the chopped banana, nut butter and vanilla extract. Mix it with a fork to mash the banana well.
3 – Combine the wet and dry ingredient, mixing well, making sure everything is well blended. Press it firmly in a 20x20cm pan lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven at 190 ° C for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Before cutting it into bars, it must be thoroughly cooled
– Banana and nut butter will be the key ingredients that will hold the oats and other ingredients together. You can eventually replace them with two eggs.
– If, after combining the dry and wet ingredients, you notice that the mixture does not compact well, try adding another half a banana or a tablespoon of nut butter.
– The secret to an excellent bar is to press the mixture well before baking it in the oven.