Healthy Banana Nut Granola Bar Bites
Yields: 25 squares
 
These healthy snack bites taste like banana nut muffins, but they’re much easier to make—and healthier, too! They’ll keep for at least 5 days if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • 1 ½ cups (45g) crisp brown rice cereal
  • 1 cup (100g) old-fashioned oats (measured like this and gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup (130g) mashed banana (about 1 large)
  • ¼ cup (60g) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp (15mL) honey
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 (33g) Nature Valley Roasted Peanut & Honey Simple Nut Bar, finely diced
  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F, and lightly coat an 8”-square pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the rice cereal and oats. In a separate bowl, stir together the coconut oil and mashed banana. Add in the Greek yogurt, honey, and salt, mixing until thoroughly combined. Stir in the cereal mixture. Gently fold in the chopped Simple Nut Bar.
  3. Gently press the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake at 300°F for 14-17 minutes or until light golden and the center feels firm to the touch. Cool completely to room temperature in the pan before slicing into squares.
Notes: Regular crisp rice cereal may be substituted for the brown rice cereal.

Melted unsalted butter, or any oil, may be substituted for the coconut oil.

Try to use the ripest, spottiest banana that you can find! If yours is more yellow than brown, you may want to add more honey to taste.

Maple syrup or agave may be substituted for the honey.

{gluten-free, clean eating, low fat, low calorie}
Recipe by Amy's Healthy Baking at https://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2016/03/22/banana-nut-granola-bar-bites/