Chef Becky’s Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Chocolate chips, ripe bananas, honey, and whole grains make this the perfect snack for backpackers, play dates, and lunch boxes!

Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

  • 3 cups Rolled Oats (not instant or quick oats)
  • 1 cup Rolled Red Wheat
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Wheat Germ
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Molasses
  • 1 ½ cup banana, very ripe, smashed smooth
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips (Trader Joe’s brand is my favorite)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 13 X 9 pan with foil, and spray foil with non-stick spray.

In a large bowl, place all of the ingredients. Mix well using your hands. Press the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.

Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Let cool. Lift foil and bars out of the pan. Peel the foil off, and cut the bars into pieces. Makes 24 servings.