Sometimes it’s nice to make a lovely sweet recipe for the family which you know is still delicious and healthy for everyone to enjoy. Today’s banana and fruit slice in one such recipe that we are sure will suit anyone with a sweet tooth and a desire to eat well at the same time.
It’s main ingredients are rolled oats, banana, honey, coconut, LSA (a healthy replacement for flour), chocolate protein powder, peanut butter, and a selection of dried fruits. We also added a little coconut oil, some vanilla extract, chia seeds, mixed peel and some chocolate bits.
The beauty of this recipe is that it all goes into the food processor and is another great one for the kids or grandkids to help with in the kitchen. The secret we find to using the food processor is adding dry and wet ingredients gradually rather than expecting it to work overtime on all the dry stuff first before adding any moisture to the mix. So we add a little of this and a squirt or two of that and then some more of something else until we have a good mixture we are happy with.
Check out the full recipe below and let us know what you think of it. We find it best to leave it overnight in the fridge to fully cool and set before cutting it up and eating any.
If you enjoyed this recipe, try making some for yourself. Experiment and see what you come up with. And if you need any inspiration, check the Internet – it is filled with delicious and healthy recipes.
This slice can be as healthy as you wish by buying ingredients with no added salt or sugar. Sometimes prices dictate buying some the the items on special that are not as healthy as you would like. But rest assured that even using some added ingredients is probably still better than buying some standard processed foods with a bucket-load of additives!
- Half a cup of coconut
- Third a cup of honey
- One cup of mixed dried fruit
- Half a cup of peanut butter
- Half a cup of LSA
- Quarter of a cup of coconut oil melted
- Two scoops of chocolate protein powder
- One tbsp of mixed peel
- One tsp of vanilla extract
- One and a half cups of rolled oats
- Two tbsp of chia seeds
- One tbsp of chocolate bits to sprinkle on top
- One mashed banana
- Prepare a square baking dish prior to mixing - we placed a piece of baking paper on the bottom and rubbed some coconut oil around the sides. The baking dish we used was 20cm (8 in) sq pan with a removable bottom
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (390 F)
- Start adding all the ingredients into the food processor, slowly adding some dry and then some wet ingredients, then some some dry until you end up with a nice mixture for spreading into the pan. Scrape down the sides as needed
- Empty the mix into the pan and using a flexible spatula flatten it down, occasionally wetting the spatula to avoid it sticking to the mixture. Then sprinkle the choc bits on top
- Pop the pan into the oven and cook for 15 - 20 minutes rotating once
- Once done, remove from the oven and allow to cool
- Once cool, remove the bottom with the slice intact from the pan and place into the fridge for at least an hour (or overnight) to fully set, before taking it out and cutting into 16 squares
- Place the squares into an airtight container and place in the fridge - we find it tastes better the next day.
Living each adventure,
Christine and Trevor
Empowering people to live a healthy, active, authentic and fulfilling life.
Adelaide, South Australia.
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