Banana Ginger & Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars

BGBs

These are an absolute WINNER of a recipe – super handy for a make-ahead breakfast, and definitely a winter-warmer for those cold mornings when you’re rushing out the door! I can’t wait to see what you guys think of them!

BGBs 2

Recipe (Serves 4)

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp of milk
  • 200g of oats
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1.5 tsp of ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp of turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 4 squares of 70%+ dark chocolate
  • 1 handful of raw nuts of choice, roughly chopped (walnuts and almonds work well!)
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp of flax seeds

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C (fan oven). Line a square (about 1/2 inch deep) baking tray with tinfoil greased with a little olive oil (that’s what I do to stop the bake sticking!), or greaseproof paper.
  2. Take a large mixing bowl and combine your dry ingredients in it – oats, chia seeds, flax seeds and spices.
  3. In a smaller bowl, crack the eggs and stir them up using a fork. In a separate bowl, pop the bananas in and mash them until almost liquid-like in consistency.
  4. Add the beaten eggs to the bananas, then add this mixture to the larger bowl of dry ingredients. Stir everything up to combine.
  5. Add the milk to the mixture (feel free to add a little bit extra if needed!) and mix it in.
  6. Take the squares of dark chocolate and crack them up into small pieces, then add them to the batter, and the nuts too.
  7. Transfer the batter into the baking tin and smooth it out.
  8. Pop the tin into the oven for 25-30 minutes. Check it at 25 minutes, and if a fork or toothpick stuck into the centre comes out 99% clean, you’re good to go!
  9. Allow to cool for 20-30 minutes before slicing up! This makes 4 portions if you cut it into 4 squares, which you can then slice into bars for your breakfast! It keeps in the fridge for up to 4 days too! I loved eating this heated up with greek yoghurt and berries!

Enjoy guys! Tag me if you try this one out – @theirishbalance on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook!

Ciara 🙂 x

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