Kale + Oat Superfood Bars
Kale in granola bars? Yes, this is for real. My kale + oat superfood bars are hearty, protein packed, ready for any adventure!
Yield: 12 bars
- 1 cup rolled oats ensure certified gf for gluten free eaters
- 1/3 cup flaked coconut
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
- 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 ripe banana mashed
- 1/2 cup plant-based milk*
- 2 Tbsp. coconut oil melted
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup or sub honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup shredded kale
- 1/2 cup dried apples
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease small baking sheet and set aside.
In a large bowl whisk oats, coconut, walnuts, flaxseeds, chia seeds, cinnamon, and salt.
Stir in banana, milk, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla until well combined.
Gently stir in kale and dried apples. Mixture should be thick.
Transfer batter to baking sheet and smooth top with rubber spatula.
Bake bars for 25 mins—or until bars are firm.
Let rest until cool and slice into bars. Serve immediately. Store leftovers in airtight container on counter for up to 2 days, refrigerated for up to a week, or frozen for up to a month.
*I used Malk Organics vanilla almond milk in this recipe. Malk makes incredible nut milks with minimal ingredients—aka no gums, fillers, or artificial sweeteners like many conventional nut milks. It is important to me to be aware of the ingredients in my food and Malk has become a go-to brand for my milks because of their commitment to real ingredients and transparency in their products—plus their nut milk is delicious! The vanilla almond milk that I used in this recipe is unsweetened and adds just a touch of extra vanilla flavor—and who doesn’t love that?
Nutrition information is a rough estimate of 1/12 of the recipe.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.1g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 7.2g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14.1mg | Sodium: 55mg | Fiber: 2.7g | Sugar: 5.5g