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Cozy, moist and comforting banana bars topped with a sweet, crunchy oat streusel. Made with oat flour, almond meal and maple syrup, these bars are the perfect start to your morning.

Banana Bread Bars with Streusel Topping (Vegan)


Description

Cozy, moist and comforting banana bread bars topped with a sweet, crunchy oat streusel. Made with oat flour, almond meal and maple syrup, these bars are the perfect start to your morning.


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Ingredients

STREUSEL INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons oat flour
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup pecan pieces or chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons solid coconut oil

BANANA BREAD INGREDIENTS

Wet Ingredients

  • 3 medium, very ripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flax + 3 tablespoons water whisked together, left to set for 5 mins)
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk

Dry Ingredients

  • ¾ cup oat flour
  • ½ cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 ¼ cups almond meal
  • 1 ¼ cups rolled oats
  • 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two 8×8 baking pans with parchment or greased foil.
  2. Make the streusel: In a medium bowl, mix all streusel ingredients until well incorporated. Set aside for later.
  3. Make the banana bread bars: Add peeled bananas to a large mixing bowl. Using a sturdy whisk or fork, mash bananas until smooth. Add the applesauce, vanilla, flax egg, coconut oil, maple syrup, brown sugar and almond milk. Whisk until well incorporated.
  4. Add oat flour, wheat flour, almond meal, rolled oats, baking powder and cinnamon. Whisk together until no white patches of flour remain. Do not overmix.
  5. Pour half of the batter into each of the baking pans. Use a rubber spatula to smooth batter into an even layer. Sprinkle generously with streusel.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool in the pans on a cooling rack for 1 hour. Slice and enjoy!

Notes

– Store in an airtight container, away from direct sunlight and heat for up to 2 weeks.
– These bars also freeze well for 4-6 weeks. Allow to defrost in the fridge overnight, or set out on the counter for a few hours.
– If you don’t care about making this vegan, you may replace the flax egg with a chicken egg, the applesauce with yogurt, the coconut oil with butter and the nut milk with any milk.
– You can also make this recipe in one 9×9 pan. The bake time will be 35-45 mins.
– Banana bread recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker, which is adapted from Takeamegabite.

  • Category: breakfast, vegan, bread
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