Banana, Tahini and Walnut Oat Bars- a super easy but most importantly delicious healthy, vegan and gluten free snack!
You all know my love for tahini hence why there are a few tahini recipes on my blog…. Baked Apple and Tahini Donuts and Vegan Chocolate Fudge Tahini Bars are just a couple of those. It adds not only a unique flavour but if you don’t have a very sweet tooth like me it balances out chocolate and fruit really well…. the perfect hint of sweetness which isn’t overpowering.
Tahini works well with many ingredients but for sure it works well with banana! It’s just one dreamy combo and once you’ve tried it you will know what I mean. Although lets be honest banana does go with most things! I’m really loving making oat bars right now as they make for a satisfyingly filling snack that won’t leave you hungry again in an hours time. I also love the texture they give with a slight chewiness to them while still being soft.
Each slice is around 150 calories and contains 5g of natural protein! I didn’t actually add any protein powder to these as I felt you got enough added protein from the tahini, walnuts and yoghurt that’s in the recipe.
If you make these don’t forget to tag me in your pictures on Instagram ( cleanleanbakes) as I love seeing them!
Here it is..
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 5 medjool dates pitted -or regular dates that have been soaked in boiling water for 5 minutes
- 100g oats of choice – use gluten free if preferred
- 3 Tbsp Tahini
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp allspice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch sea salt
- 1 tbsp coconut yogurt/coconut cream or any yogurt
- 40g walnuts chopped roughly
- 1 Banana sliced lengthways into 2
- Walnuts to sprinkle
- Drizzle caramel or maple syrup
- Black or white sesame seeds to sprinkle
- Pre heat you oven to 180c
- Add the banana, dates and tahini to your food processor and blitz to a paste.
- Next add in the all cinnamon, spice, salt, baking powder. Blitz again then add in the oats and yogurt and pulse so that everything is combined.
- Finally add in the walnuts and pulse a couple of times to mix through.
- Line your baking tray with baking paper then add the mix to the bottom. Press into the corners, Top with the sliced banana and more walnuts – press in a little. sprinkle with sesame seeds and drizzle maple syrup.
- And then bake for approx 25 minutes.
- Allow to cool a little before eating
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Hi, I’m Vicky and I created this blog to hopefully pass on my passion for baking up yummy healthy creations. Eating healthy and exercising is a big part of my lifestyle and something that is very important to me. Thanks for reading!