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And the banana saga continues at our house! Once again, I was looking at another bunch of spotty bananas and wondering what was something different I could do with them. Our kids have been on a granola bar kick lately, so I thought homemade granola bars would be a good idea! These granola bars are made with just a few ingredients that you’ll have in your pantry if you’re a macro counter and are simple as can be to make. As the name suggests, these bars are not crunchy, but soft and chewy. The addition of a chocolate drizzle and chocolate chips in the batter make them irresistible to kids and grown-ups alike. With macros rounded to 4f/25c/8p, I think they’re 100% worth every soft, chocolaty bite!
Soft Baked Chocolate Banana Protein Bars
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed (about 350 g)
- 1 tbsp honey (21 g)
- 2 tsp cocoa powder (4 g)
- 2 scoops chocolate protein powder (64 g)
- 2 cups dry oatmeal (160 g)
- 4 tbsp chocolate chips, divided (60 g)
- 1 tbsp peanut butter (16g)
- Pre-heat the oven to 350. Spray an 8x8 pan with non-stick spray.
- Combine mashed bananas, honey, cocoa powder, protein powder, and dry oatmeal until mixed well. Fold in 3 tbsp of chocolate chips. Pour batter into sprayed 8X8 pan and bake for about 20 minutes, or until edges are beginning to brown and center is set.
- After the bars are taken out of the oven, melt the remaining tablespoon of chocolate chips with the tablespoon of peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl. About 30 seconds in the microwave was enough for me. Stir peanut butter and chocolate chips together until completely smooth. Place chocolate mixture into a sandwich size plastic bag. Carefully clip a very small piece of the bottom of the plastic bag. Drizzle the bars with the chocolate by squeezing the chocolate through the hole in the sandwich bag.
- Allow bars to cool completely, cut into 10 bars, and enjoy!