A while ago I began trying to eat healthier, and managed to succeed, with one exception. The 11am snack. The time between breakfast and lunch where you get a tiny bit hungry and end up buying a packet of crisps and devouring it. I found the solution: homemade granola bars. I've tried four different options so far, and will be posting the other two soon, and am yet to find the perfect one. I rated each kind by yumminess, consistency and healthiness and this one scores 9/10 for taste, 2/10 for consistency as I messed up the portions and didn't put enough banana and 9/10 for healthiness.
Makes 8 bars
2 cups of oats
1 ½ cups of dried fruits & nuts
½ cup walnuts
1 ½ banana
¼ cup seeds
1. Using a fork, squish the banana completely.
2. Add the oats, dried fruit and nuts, walnuts and seeds.
3. In a pot, melt 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and two tablespoons of syrup.
4. Mix into the oats. If the consistency is still very crumbly, melt more of both.
5. Place into a baking tray lined with baking parchment, the bars should be at least 2cm thick. Put in the fridge. It can be eaten after a couple of hours or from the next day.
Original recipe by Ethan Major