Glo Banana Bar

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Good evening Gorgeous!

Let’s get right into it…shall we?

Glo Banana Bars

For my first Glo Bakery product, I wanted to make my homemade Banana Bread Larabars! These are absolutely delicious and only 3 ingredients. After making this batch, I am now convinced that I like the homemade version better than the actual Larabar!! They are that good!

I wanted to make 6 Glo Banana Bars to last me the week so I tripled my ingredients from the original recipe found here.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup dates
  • 3/4 cup dried banana (3 bananas)
  • 1 cup raw almonds

Directions:

1. Slice 1 small banana. Lay banana on greased baking sheet. Bake 2-3 hours at 175F. flipping once after 60-90 mins. of cook time.

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2. Roughly chop 3/4 cup of dates. Add dates and dried banana into food processor. Process for 1-2 mins.

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3. Remove from processor bowl, set aside in a small bowl. Add 1 cup raw almonds to food processor and process for 1 min.

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4. Add almond mixture to date/banana paste and blend well with hands. Divide into 2 halves.

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5. Seperate each half into 3 equal halves forming 6 pieces. Shape into bars.

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6. Wrap bars in plastic wrap and refrigerate.

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7. Unwrap bar, eat, and enjoy your healthy glo!

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Packaging/Shipping:

- I was thinking of buying a food vacuum sealer to air seal the bars and keep oxygen out. Then, I was thinking of covering the vacuum sealed bar with tin foil to keep out UV light. This process seems similar to how Larabar functions:

Larabar uses “a multi-layer package that keeps out UV light and oxygen, which, in turn, maintains freshness without the use of preservatives.” Larabar claims that their shelf life is 12 months.

Any ideas? :)

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Ok, I need to go start looking over all the Valentine’s Day entries!! I think we got around 20-25 entries :) They are all FABULOUS!! I can’t decide what I want to make for Valentine’s Day!

Have a great night everyone! Healthy dreams ;)

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priyankalovesfood February 9, 2009

wow your recipe is really easy, I am surely making this!!

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Amanda February 9, 2009

Those look delish! I need to invest in a food processor so I can make some!

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Alisa - Frugal Foodie February 9, 2009

Yet another reason to get a food processor! Those look great!

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Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 9, 2009

Those look yummy! I want to make em!

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girlrunningaround February 9, 2009

Those look great!

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kaneil February 9, 2009

Yummm I love banana bread-flavored goodies. These look great! Good luck with the Glo Bakery! :)

Kaneil, balanceisbest

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Molly February 9, 2009

Just a thought- why would people buy these from you when you provided the recipe above, and it seems easy enough :) You gotta keep that secret that if you wanna make money!

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jenngirl February 9, 2009

Wow those bars look so good, and I bet they are as good, if not better than Larabars!

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Jen February 9, 2009

Those look so yummy!! Great idea!!!

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Marianne February 10, 2009

Good job on making your own Larabars :) They look pretty darn tasty.

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Lindsay February 10, 2009

these looks amazing! :)

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AGS February 10, 2009

I agree w/ Molly about the recipe. ;) But thank you for sharing, just the same!

I’d likely purchase that brownie cake you made (and raved about).

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VeggieGirl February 10, 2009

I’D TOTALLY GO FOR THOSE!!

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The Almost City Girl February 10, 2009

oo I have to try that recipe!

Have you also ever thought of putting together these recipes into a cookbook? You could sell your cookbook at your Glo Bakery site.

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Sarah February 10, 2009

those look so good, healthy, and fresh! I would definitely buy them if I could get them in person but I don’t think I would order them because even though Larabars are expensive, once you add in the cost of shipping these would probably be more expensive.

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brandi February 10, 2009

Those look SO good!!!

I can’t wait to see the V-day meals :)

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Fit mommy February 10, 2009

That looks awesome. I’m going to do that recipe. Love it.

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Missy (MIssy Maintains) February 10, 2009

The bars look great! I would love to buy some! The kitty is sooo cute!!

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Ashley February 10, 2009

Yummy! Those look really good. And I love the photo with your cat looking up like “are those for me??”

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Jody February 10, 2009

On my… these look delish! Thanks for sharing the recipe :) Has anyone tried baking the banana slices on a parchment lined baking sheet?

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TorontoGirloutWest February 12, 2009

So I tried making some larabar replicas of my own tonight. It was a bust :( I think it has to do with my dates . . . they bounced around and kind of ended up somewhat chopped up but nowhere near pasty.

Me thinks I’ll have to try them with softer/fresher dates. I hope I can find some here!

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TorontoGirloutWest February 14, 2009

As an update I used fresher dates and my homemade larabars totally worked!

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KK (Running Through Life) February 18, 2009

I can’t wait to try this!

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Patricia August 30, 2009

What is the calories, fiber and fat on these? They look great!

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Meredith October 16, 2009

I bought a food processor specifically to make homemade Larabars and hummus. So far I have only made the Cherry Pie version but can’t wait to try this banana bread recipe. Thanks for posting these recipes. It’s a big help to those trying to be healthy while saving money!

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Jean February 14, 2014

Ideas for increasing shelf life: (I know you posted this years ago, but I’m new)

I think you’re onto something with the vacuum seal, but try it the other way around.
Wrap in foil first- use the thinnest you can find, and then vacuum seal the whole thing.
You would be creating your own version of a “foil laminate” type of packaging.

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