3-Ingredient Banana Flax Bars for Breakfast, Snacks, & Dessert
Some things are destiny.
For example, these bars (soon) topping your list of favorite recipes!
If I could have, I would have performed a back flip when they emerged from the oven, and several more when I tasted them. They are the perfect trifecta of delicious, easy, and nutritious.
They are my latest creation, 3-Ingredient Banana Flax Bars.
The Goodness (Taste & Health) of the Bars
The flavor and texture of the bars is akin to a banana blondie, perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth. But they are so packed with natural goodness, you can happily eat one, two, or even three (depending on the extent of your morning activities and hunger level) for breakfast.
Kids and (at least one) picky teen(s) love them, too. Major score.
They are all of the following, yet so much more:
- Added sugar-free
- High in fiber
- Only 87 calories each
How to Make the Banana Flax Bars
To make the bars, you need nothing more than the following:
- Very ripe bananas
- Smooth nut or seed butter
- Flaxseed meal
If the nut butter you choose is minimally, or not at all, salted, you can also add a bit of salt.
How to Make Banana Flax Bars
Spread the dough in an 8-inch square baking pan that has been lined with parchment paper. The bars are somewhat soft after baking; the parchment paper overhang makes it easier to remove them from the pan.
The dough is quite thick and somewhat springy, so I use my fingertips to help smooth the top and nudge the dough into the corners. Bonus: licking my finger afterwards.
Bake the bars in a preheated, 325F oven for 16 to 19 minutes until the surface appears dry and the center feels firm to the touch.
Set the pan on a wire rack and cool completely before using the overhang to lift the bars out and transfer to a cutting board.
I cut 16 squares, but you can go with bar shapes, bigger squares, or, if you are geometry whiz, isosceles triangles, trapezoids, and more :).
These are perfectly sweet bites of yum.
If you like, turn perfect into plus-perfect with a drizzle of dark chocolate.