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Peanut Butter Banana Chip Granola Bars


Ditch the processed sugar for a "healthified" kid-friendly, chewy, crunchy granola bar!

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 2 cup puffed rice cereal (I used puffed kamut) 
  • 1 cup chopped almonds-or any nut you prefer (toasted preferably)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups dates (you can use a mix of dates, raisins or dried figs)
  • 1/2 cup Peanut butter
  • 3 bananas
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Lily’s baking chocolate chips 

INSTRUCTIONS

In a large mixing bowl combine oatmeal, cereal, almonds, cinnamon and baking powder. In a food processor or blender blend, dates, peanut butter, bananas and vanilla extract.

Blend until smooth. Combine wet mixture with dry mixture until evenly coated. Fold in Lily’s chocolate chips.

Line a 13×9 Pyrex with parchment paper, spray with non-stick spray. Flatten mixture in the Pyrex till even and smooth on the top. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes. Let cool for at least 1 hour, cut into 12-14 large bars. Store in the freezer to preserve freshness.