Banana-Honey Granola Bars

1 medium, very ripe banana, peeled

2 cups raw oat flakes

1 cup raw almond butter or natural roasted peanut butter

1/4 cup raw honey

2 tbsp  bee pollen

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp ground cinnamon

coconut oil, raw and unrefined


Put the banana, oats, nut butter, honey, pollen, vanilla, and cinnamon in a food processor or large bowl and blend or stir manually until you have a stiff, cohesive dough ball.

Coat a 9 inch pan with coconut oil and oil your hands as well. Pat the dough evenly into the bottom of the pan. Cover and place in the freezer for 24 hours so that the flavors can meld; the texture will become quite firm and chewy. Alternatively, you can roll the dough into bite size balls if you wish, and store in the freezer as instructed below.

Cut into nine 3-inch square, then cut each square in half for a total of 18 bars.

Store the bars in a tightly sealed container in the freezer and consume within 2 weeks for the best flavor and texture.

Courtesy of: Raw Energy, Stephanie Tourles