Antioxidant Oat Bars








  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • ¼ cup of shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • ¼ cup of mixed seeds (sunflower, pepita, …) or ¼ cup of nuts such as almonds, pecans, cashew or walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup of dates, pitted and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp of ground pure vanilla bean
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of good quality salt
  • ¼ cup of tahini or peanut butter
  • Optional: ¼ cup of dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees and line your baking dish with baking paper.
  2. Mash your banana until no chunky bits left. Add your oats, shredded coconut, seeds or chopped nuts and combine well.
  3. Mix in your pitted, finely chopped dates, your spices and salt.
  4. Finally add your choice of seed or nut-butter and stir until well combined.
  5. If using, add your dried cranberries, stirring lightly.
  6. Spoon your mixture into the prepared baking dish. Press down your bar mixture firmly into the dish, using the back of a spoon or knife and bake for about 45 – 50 minutes or until golden brown. You will know by their irresistible smell when your bars are ready!

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