Coconut Banana Bars
No bake, gluten free, dairy free, healthy and delectable bars.
I’ve been craving for energy bars for a few weeks now, but to tell the truth, I was way too lazy to make one (see why I need energy bars?)…anyway….yesterday I forced myself to finally make them, here is the result, appetizing coconut banana bars!
The recipe itself is simple, you can make it quick with only a few ingredients. I can’t even describe the amazing, almost heavy smell of the coconut I was toasting for the bars, that filled the kitchen, then it combined with the riped bananas, the organic honey, the rum aroma and the raisins, it’s heavenly! I almost couldn’t wait to taste these bars, but I was a good girl and waited. It was absolutely worth to wait for!
But no more teasing, here is the recipe:
- 250 gr desiccated coconut
- 5 middle size banana ripe
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 handful raisin
- 1 tsp rum flavor
- 1 lemon's zest and juice
Mix the Rum aroma and the lemon juice. Soak the raisins into the mixture. Let it soak for 3-5 minutes.
Mash the bananas, the riper they are, the better. Pour the honey onto the banana mash and mix them well.
Toast the coconut, it may takes about 5 minutes, but be very careful, stir it constanly, because it can burn quickly, as it turns golden, turn the heat off!
Add the coconut and the soaked raisns to the bananas, mix them well.
Pour and lay the mixture to tray.
Put it into the fridge and let it rest at least for 30 minutes, but 1 hour would be better!
Cut it to bars and serve them!
What is your favorite seasonal bar, energy bar? Do you prefer to make them your own or you rather buy them?