Lifestyle

Healthy Snack Recipe #7

Lunch and dinner recipes are all well and good, but sometimes you want something to hit that sweet spot. I’ve made a ridiculously easy, three-ingredient recipe to help curb those sweet cravings. It’s a gluten free recipe too, making it perfect for me as it’s an ingredient I always try to avoid!

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I was sent a couple of samples of Lizi’s Granola and I absolutely adore the stuff! The Gluten Free Granola doesn’t scrimp on flavour, but it totally eliminates any IBS flair ups (see this post for more info) and it’s so easy to cook with. I’ve also added some to a smoothie bowl (image above and it helps to add crunch and extra flavour. Other flavours include High In Protein and Low In Sugar, great for those who follow specific diets. Check out the website for the full range, I think the Treacle and Pecan sounds amazing!!

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Ingredients (serves 8):

  • 200g Gluten Free Granola (I used Lizi’s Gluten Free Granola*)
  • 2 large bananas (mine weighed 438g, to be precise)
  • 4 tsps Sweet Freedom Fruit Syrup

Calories per slice: 177

Equipment:

  • Knife
  • Oven
  • Fork
  • Big Bowl
  • Parchment Paper
  • Baking Tin
  • Plate

Method:

  1. Weigh out all your granola and leave it to one side. Preheat your oven to 180degrees
  2. In a bowl, break up the bananas and mash them with a fork, try and smash it down so there are no visible massive lumps
  3. Add the teaspoons of Fruit Syrup and mix well. Add all your granola and stir through
  4. Line your baking tin with parchment paper. I wish I’d done mine in a square tin so I could make bars, but I only had a circular one handed so made slices instead
  5. Empty your mixture into the lined tin and press down until the mixture is flat. Place in your oven and set your timer for 15minutes
  6. After 15 minutes, touch the centre of the mixture. If it’s still quite sticky, leave for another 5 minutes. You’ll also notice it should be going a golden brown colour around the edges
  7. Once firm, removed from the oven and allow to cool. Cut the mixture into however many slices you fancy – larger bars for on the move, mini bites for a little snack or quarters if you fancy having it for breakfast
  8. Leave to cool and you’re good to eat. I served mine warm with some greek yoghurt and an extra bit of fruit syrup and it tasted AMAZING.

Enjoy!

Thanks for reading,

S x

Products marked with an * have been sent to me for review, however any views or opinions are 100% my own

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