Banana, Date & Coconut BakeMe Bars | Bake-at-Home Mix
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These dense and moist bars showcase that all-round-fabulous fruit - the banana! Paired with coconut and dates, these are a favourite for kids that love banana bread (which we all know is really just trying to make banana cake sound healthy). Never fear, you can give your kids a mummy-guilt-free treat. And we won't tell if you steal one to have with a cup of tea.
Like all our bars - no added sugar here. Just lovely medjool dates and bananas to naturally sweeten them. Plus this recipe is egg-free and nut-free to boot - and can easily be made dairy-free! So these ones are even vegan-friendly.
I knew these were going to be a staple flavour in our range when my babe went silent the whole time she was munching on one of these in the pram... bliss for us both!
What's in the pack?
Our Banana, Date & Coconut Bake-at-Home Mix contains one pouch of dry organic ingredients already carefully measured and mixed, and one pouch of organic dried bananas and medjool dates. You can find a full ingredients list a bit further down this page.
What do I need to have to make these bars?
You'll need just 2 things:
* 200g of lovely ripe banana (approximately 2 small bananas - the squishier, the better!)
* 200ml (a bit over 3/4 cup) milk
You can use non-dairy milk which will make these bars totally dairy-free (and vegan). If you do use soy milk, almond milk or another non-dairy option, you'll need to increase the milk measurement to 240ml (a dash less than 1 cup).
How do I make the bars?
1. Blend the 2 ingredients listed above (you can use a blender, Nutribullet, Thermomix or Barmix - anything that can blitz things!) along with the dried banana and medjool dates in the pack.
2. Mix this with the contents of the dry ingredient pouch
3. Spread the mix in a slice tin (18x28cm) and bake for around 30 to 35 mins
Watch the video here.
Don't have the right size baking tin? You can purchase one here and have it delivered with your order!.
Organic wholemeal spelt flour, organic coconut, organic oats, organic medjool dates, organic dried banana, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, bicarbonate soda.
Find the full nutritional breakdown of these bars here.
How many bars does a pack make?
One pack makes 16 snack-sized bars (though, of course, you can cut them into any size or shape you like!). See our tips of how we cut our bars here.
This bake-at-home pack contains gluten. Although this recipe is nut-free, it is packaged in a facility where nuts are present, so please take caution if your little one has allergies.
These bars can be made dairy-free by using a non-dairy milk as described above.
Nutritional highlight - Bananas:
Did you know that the banana plant is not a tree, but a giant herb? Bananas are packed with carbohydrates and slow burning natural sugars, which keep you fuller for longer. They are a fantastic source of vitamin B6, which is important for cognitive function and ensuring a healthy immune system. Not to mention being a great source of fibre, vitamin C, potassium and manganese. Phew! No wonder we put these beauties front and centre in these bars.
Storage and use by information:
Our bake-at-home mixes don't contain any preservatives or nasties. Unopened, they'll keep in the pantry for a couple of months (there's a Best Before date on the back of the pack).
Once baked, the best thing to do with our bars is freeze them! Not only will this lock in their freshness, it will also mean you have them on hand any time your baby or toddler needs a snack. All our bars freeze beautifully - keep them in an airtight container in the freezer and use within 4 weeks.
Find out more info about freezing, storing and thawing your bars here.
Photos by the amazing Mel Evans at Mel Evans Photography.
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