These breakfast bars are delicious & nutritious!
CARROT WALNUT OAT BARS
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/4 cup walnuts (toasted)
3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups ripe bananas (mashed, about 3 bananas)
3 tablespoons almond butter
1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil (melted, plus more for greasing pan)
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2/3 cup carrots (grated)
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease an 8″x8″ square baking dish with coconut oil, line with parchment paper, and grease again with coconut oil.
In the bowl of a food processor, add oats, walnuts and flaxseed, and pulse until ground. Add the coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pulse to combine. Add the mashed bananas, almond butter, coconut oil and maple syrup, and pulse to combine. Add carrots and pulse to incorporate.
Transfer batter to prepared baking dish and smooth top with a spatula. Bake until golden brown and set, about 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven to a baking rack to cool completely. Cut into bars and serve.
– Be sure to grind flaxseed to ensure proper digestion.
– Coming in at 160 calories, this bar is a healthy breakfast alternative to protein bars!