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Did you buy too many bananas and now they are super ripe and you are at a loss of what to make other than banana bread? Look no further, these Gluten Free Banana Nut Bars pack all the moistness and flavor of banana bread but with a fraction of the calories.
January is almost over and for many of us we made New Years Resolutions to eat healthier. I know for me I’m a snacker and sweets are my down fall. Lucky for me these Gluten Free Banana Nut Protein Bars curve my sweet cravings and they are packed full of protein and fiber to help keep me fuller longer.
So I’m still trying to get back into the swing of this eating healthier thing after indulging a lot last weekend over in Tampa. I know I’m a dietitian and I do preach and try to practice eating everything in moderation, but it’s just hard for me to pass up food and I absolutely HATE to waste food.
One thing I’ve been trying to do is keep healthier snacks on hand so I don’t go for the goodies at work. There seriously has been an influx of cookies, cakes and pastries being brought into work. I know I’m guilty of this because I wanted to get all of the Christmas candy out of my house so I brought it in to share with everyone.
So I’m just taking baby steps to get back into the swing of things, because when I try to make huge changes all at once I tend to fail or get frustrated easily.
Serves 3 bars
5 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
20 minTotal Time
- 3 medium ripe bananas
- 3 servings protein powder
- 2 Tbsp almond flour
- 2 Tbsp ground flax seeds
- 1 tsp xanthan gum (optional)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 Tsp vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup egg whites
- 8 pecan halves
- Pre-Heat oven to 375
- Combine all ingredients except the pecans into a blender
- Pour batter into a greased baking pan
- Top with pecan halves
- Bake for 15 minutes
I’ve been trying my luck with videos lately, what do you think?
What are your go to snacks to help keep the cravings at bay?