If you are looking for a healthy, easy dessert or cookie recipe… here you go! These delicious Banana Coconut Bars are nutritious enough to eat for breakfast and yummy enough to eat for dessert.
These incredible bars not only taste delicious but they are dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan. Who says desserts have to be packed with calories and processed junk? Not me!
I always use Silk Almond Milk for my smoothies and overnight oats to keep them dairy-free, but I was so excited to see Silk has a new Coconut Almond Blend which I found intriguing. I used the unsweetened version and loved it.
It's not too coconut-y (I don't love coconut) and has a slight taste, just as if I were baking with coconut oil. I'm hooked.
3 mashed bananas, very ripe
¼ cup 100% maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
⅓ cup Silk Almond Coconut Blend Milk
¼ cup coconut oil, softened
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup oats
½ cup ground flax seed
¼ cup quinoa flakes
¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
½ cup vegan chocolate chips or dark chocolate if not vegan
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In medium bowl, mix together the bananas, maple syrup, vanilla almond milk, coconut oil and cinnamon until well blended.
Add the oats, flax seed, quinoa and coconut until thoroughly combined.
Add chocolate chips and stir once again.
Spray a 9 x 9 pan with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until edges are brown and middle is set. You can keep these in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
I don't know about you but summer has been filled with cookouts, parties and lots of social events so far. We are definitely eating more (and possibly drinking some more cocktails) and it can be more difficult to stay on track with your healthy eating lifestyle. These bars are a perfect example that you can stay on track and have your treats too!
Kids love these too! They won't even miss all of the processed sugars and junk in other cookies or bars. It has the perfect blend of coconut, banana and chocolate. And yes, these really taste as good as they sound.
Please go visit Silk's Facebook page for even more yummy recipes! Silk also has another new product, Almond Milk Protein + Fiber that I can't wait to try as well. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.