I am so excited to team up with Fiber D’lish Bars to create monthly recipes using their bars. It is always a challenge to work with a bar. You need to really think outside the box to come up with ideas beyond just eating them straight out of the wrapper. I get several emails a day from companies asking me to try, review and create recipes using their product. Most of the time I find I cannot work with them because of the ingredients they use–agave, maple syrup, honey, refined flours etc… I truly believe that for any blog to be successful it is crucial to be consistent and honest when it comes to ethics and beliefs. And of course, I promise to uphold this standard for my readers. I would never post about a product I don’t believe in or wouldn’t eat myself.That being said, I was thrilled to work with Fiber D’lish after writing about them as one of my “approved bars.” The banana walnut flavor was screaming my name! I stared at it for a couple of hours, brainstorming, and then had my mom and aunt tried them. No surprise- they loved the soft bake cookie feel.After my mom tried it she said, “you must make it into a cake!” She used to make a date nut bread and the flavors in the bar reminded her of that old school recipe. I have to give credit where credit is due – Thanks mom! She told me to grind it into a flour and add an egg. Then I thought let me add a little banana and baking powder so it would really have that banana bread feel.When testing recipes you never know how things will turn out. Sometimes you end up with a dense, sunken-in cake and other times you score with a moist fluffy delicious product. I knew that this recipe could have gone either way. But since I really loved the flavors of the banana walnut bar, I had faith that they would work well with the rest of the ingredients.The best part about this recipe is that it makes two huge muffins! And it doesn’t contain that many ingredients = more bang for your buck. The Fiber D’lish bar offers sweetness, a little crunch and that rich banana nut bread flavor. It is a super easy way to have an individual banana bread treat. And it’s even fun to make! Just throw everything into the food processor and voila! Less than 20 minutes from start to finish and you will not believe what it turns into! I love to make a bunch of these and keep them in the freezer. Then when I am in the mood, I’ll toast one and add nut butter–Good Morning! I am looking forward to trying this before an early morning workout. They are nice and light and have a good balance of protein and carbs and, of course, they are packed with fiber thanks to the Fiber D’lish bar. (It is always important to have some fiber in your meal/snack and always better to opt for real food over supplements.)This will be your new go to banana bread recipe just like it is now for me! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and I did! Feel free to add some chocolate chips.
Preheat oven 350
- 1 Banana Walnut Fiber D’lish Bar
- 1 organic egg
- 1/2 banana
- 2 tablespoons of oats
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- In a food processor process the Fiber D’lish bar until a flour like substance forms.
- Then add 1 egg, 1/2 banana puree, 2 tablespoons of oats and 1/4 baking powder. Process again until everything is smooth.
- Scoop into two large muffin pans. Bake for 15 minutes or until tooth pick clean.