VEGAN Banana Breakfast Bars

It’s been a long time since I put up a good breakfast recipe, so I’ve created a quick and simple one that can be used when we’re too tired to eat, too hot to eat, or in too much of a rush. Oh! And this one only uses 4 ingredients and is 100% vegan (and still delicious) so if you’re trying out a vegan lifestyle then I urge you to give this a try. I’ve made a short video for this one as it’s so simple we don’t need a load of pictures and long recipe! 


Ingredients 
Makes 8 bars

3 Ripe Bananas 
70g Peanut Butter 
120g Oats 
100g Dark Chocolate (check it’s vegan!), chopped into chunks
10g Dark Chocolate (for topping) 

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180 Fan/ Gas Mark 4. Mash the bananas in a medium bowl, they don’t need to be mashed to a pulp but just make sure there aren’t any big chunks. 
  2. Add in the peanut butter and mix with a fork until fully combined. 
  3. Pour in the oats and mix until you have a thick consistency. 
  4. Spoon the mix into a greased brownie tray. I used a small loaf tin as I wanted the slices to be relatively thin in width but a bit chunky to bite through. Flatten the mixture with the back of a fork so it sits evenly in the tray. 
  5. Bake for 20-25 mins until golden brown and crispy. Take out the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10 mins, after 10 mins, turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into equal slices. 
  6. Carefully chop your chocolate into small chunks (you don’t have to do this, it just melts quicker). Boil some water and pour it into a small pan, turn the heat on low and place the chocolate in a heat-proof jug/bowl over the top of the water, making sure the bowl doesn’t actually touch the water. Allow the chocolate to slowly melt, giving it a stir every now and then until it’s fully melted. 
  7. Take your slices of breakfast bar and submerge the bottom of each one into the chocolate, place them on a non-stick tray with the chocolate facing up and let them set in the fridge for around 45 mins until the chocolate has set. 
  8. Repeat the chocolate melting with your remaining dark chocolate and using a teaspoon, drizzle the chocolate over the top then set it again in the fridge for 20-30 mins or eat right away! 

And that’s all there is to it! I was really happy with how they turned out, especially the chocolate on the bottom, I wasn’t sure if that would work properly and I took a gamble on them going spongy in the fridge so I'm glad they didn't. It was a nice change to make a recipe that wasn’t a dessert or a main meal and I've missed making these little quick recipes for any time so I’ll go away and think up some more for the future! 
For now though, I hope you also love the breakfast bars as much as I do and find time to make a few in the weeks ahead. They’re perfectly filling and deliciously good with that banana and peanut butter bar and rich kick of chocolate on the bottom, to me, they’re the perfect vegan treat on a busy morning when you’re too lazy for breakfast! 

H x 

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