I've said it before and I'll say it again: I've always loved a good food bar. Granola, protein, raw, disguised-as-healthy-but-more-like-a-treat -- I love 'em all. Apparently, I am not alone. Yesterday, was my cousin, Katie's, little girl's first birthday -- Miss Lilah! -- and I happened to hear through the grapevine that, while she loves herself a good LÄRABAR, the nuts tend to give her rashes. So, I made her a very special LilahBar:
Using homemade dried bananas (a method I saw on Oh She Glows) and Mama Pea's SarahBars recipe as a base, I came up with a healthy, nut free, gluten-free and vegan Krispy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Bar (aka The LilahBar) for the sweet girl and I have to say they turned out rather yummy. Here are the details ...
LilahBars (gluten-free + vegan + nut-free : makes 6 bars)
- 2 medium bananas sliced thin, dried (see below for instructions)
- 3/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 2/3 cup pitted dates
- 1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla