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
The exact amounts of each ingredient are indicated in the recipe card at the end of the post.
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
Step One: Preheat Oven & Prep Baking Pan
Step Two: Mix Everything in a Bowl
Step Three: Spread in Pan
Spread the dough into the prepared baking pan, 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.
Step 4: Bake
Bake the bars in the 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.
Happy baking! Oh, and if you like these bars, I know you will also love my 2-Ingredient Vegan Banana Bars. They are also oil-free and gluten-free (made with oats).
More Easy & Delicious Vegan Flax Baked Goods:
- Almond Flour Flax Biscuits
- 2-Ingredient Flax Sandwich Bread
- Oat Flax Skillet Bread
- 100% Flax Breakfast Cookies
- 100% Flax Chocolate Cookies
- 4-Ingredient Vegan Flax Muffins
- 2-Ingredient Quinoa Flax Bread
- 2-Ingredient Lentil Flax Bread
- White Bean Flax Biscuits