Banana nut granola bars

I love using quinoa flakes in my baking and breakfast recipes – they’re full of nutrition and are an easy replacement for oats. I find these bars a filling breakfast on the go or a handy snack. If allowed to cool properly, they hold together well enough to take as a portable for training.



Banana nut granola bars


Dry ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 2/3 cup almonds chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1 cup puffed quinoa

Wet Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 banans over ripened, mashed


  1. Mix together all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Stir in wet ingredients to combine.

  3. Spread mixture into a lined slice tin or baking tray and bake for 12min at 180 degreesC

  4. Pull tray out and carefully score the mixture using a knife, into the bar size you want.

  5. Bake for a further 15min or until the bars are browned on top.

  6. Allow bars to cool completely before cutting and wrapping into individual serves.

  7. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.


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