Banana Bread Protein Bars

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Whenever my heart feels heavy, lost, or confused I tend to turn to the kitchen to distract myself. Seeking comfort in food isn’t as bad as those ridiculous diet magazines make it out to be. Food can bring us all together and make us pause to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Sometimes, a big pot of chili and garlic bread, creamy avocado pasta, or warm walnut banana bread is just the thing we need in that moment. Other days, it’s a big kale salad or a juicy basket of strawberries and coconut cream. Monday night, I made pasta with homemade spaghetti sauce while we watched the news. I felt like a zombie as I cooked, but I knew we needed something to settle our bellies.

It’s been an emotional week to say the least. I find myself extra sensitive about everything, trying to make sense of all the loss in this world. I haven’t made any sense of it yet and there’s no feeling of progress made in my mind. Despite this heavy heart, I can’t help but be inspired by all the good out there. The selfless people helping in a time of need. The bravery and generosity going on is a beautiful thing to see. Sometimes I don’t always see the good, but it’s there. Love always prevails.

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These banana bread bars were my solution to another comfort food craving yesterday. Think of them as soft, doughy granola bars filled with crunchy walnuts, omega-3 lovin’ chia seeds, and a sprinkling of dark chocolate chips. The wet batter is made up of spotty bananas, a generous scoop of protein-packed peanut butter, a splash of vanilla, and just a hint of sweetener to round it all out. I’ve been enjoying them around the clock, so it’s safe to say they work nicely as breakfast, snack, or even dessert. Your call.

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Banana Bread Protein Bars

Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, soy-free (if using Enjoy Life chocolate)

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Yield: 10 bars

Dry ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raw buckwheat groats*, ground into flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp mini dark chocolate chips (such as Enjoy Life brand)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp fine grain sea salt

 

Wet ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 small-medium)
  • 1/2 cup natural smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut nectar syrup (or brown rice syrup)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

 

1. Preheat oven to 350F and line an 8-inch square pan with 2 pieces of parchment paper, one going each way. Tip – to get the parchment to stick to the pan, give the base a spray with olive oil and do this for the next paper too.

2. Add raw buckwheat groats into a high-speed blender and blend on high until a fine flour forms. Whisk all dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.

3. Mash bananas until smooth and measure out 3/4 cup. Stir together the banana and all the wet ingredients in a bowl.

4. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir well until combined. The dough should be very sticky!

5. Scoop batter into prepared pan. Place a piece of parchment paper on top of the batter and press it down to spread out the batter evenly. You can also remove the paper and wet your hands lightly and spread it out that way. Make sure it’s as even as possible.

6. Bake at 350F for 22-26 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the bread is firm to touch. Cool in the pan completely (I left it for 1 hour) before removing and slicing into bars.

Nutritional Info

Notes: Raw buckwheat groats are not the same as kasha or toasted buckwheat. Raw groats have a milder flavour than toasted. You can find raw groats online, in some health food stores, or the bulk bins of Whole Foods. I buy mine in bulk from Upaya Naturals online. You might be able to substitute the ground buckwheat for oat flour, but I have not tried this myself. If anyone tries it, please leave a comment and report back.

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1 Vildan April 17, 2013

Hi Angela,
So hard to keep up with you:) You come up with something awesome all the time. Can I replace peanut butter with almond butter you think. Can’t wait for your book to come out. i think you have the best Vegan recipes. Quick question though: I made your zucchini cake/bread but the bread did not bake inside. I had to throw it away:( Do i need to squeeze the zucchini to get the water out of them before mixing it in? Thanks!!!

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2 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 17, 2013

Hi Vildan, You are so sweet! Thank you for the kind words. I can’t see why almond butter wouldn’t work (of course the flavour will change though). I’ve never had that problem with the zucchini bread and I’m sorry that happened to you. Did you make any changes to the recipe? My guess is that it just needed more time in the oven – oven temps can vary a lot. try the toothpick test to make sure it comes out clean before removing from the oven.

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3 Tanya @ playful and hungry April 20, 2013

I actually like the almond flavor better! It’s a more subtle flavor!

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4 Clara April 24, 2013

Hi sorry to butt in but since the zucchini/walnut bread is sort of a standard in my house, here’s my take on it.
Angela’s temp confused me, I bake it at 180 C for 40 min then cover it with foil for another 20min. That way the bread is baked otherwise it is wet. It’s best eaten/sliced the next day. Also I omit the sugar and add 1 extra TBs of agave syrup and reduce the water in the flaxseed by one. I wasn’t kidding about the healthy vegan. No vegan butter or sugar in the recipes I cook.

Thank you Angela for your recipes. I am not a vegan by the way but my husband is a recent one. Or rather a health addict. However your recipes are so good I’ve eaten quite a few of your recipes. I’ve done so many- Universal salad,red quinoa/ black bean, the X’mas meatloaf one, and I forget the rest. Your tomato soup with red lentil is the best soup I’ve ever tasted.

Thank you for your recipes. They are about the only ones I can bear to cook can’t stand the other vegan recipes I find in books or on the Net.

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5 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 12, 2013

Hey Clara, Thanks so much for your feedback! I’m sure it will be helpful to others. :) So glad you are enjoying the recipes by the way! Thanks for trying them out.

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6 Sharon April 17, 2013

I couldn’t agree more, Angela. Food can be such a comfort:) I’m also a very sensitive person but I believe it’s better to feel than not too…

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7 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 17, 2013

Yes I agree….sensitivity can been seen as a weakness in our culture, but it’s not! In the words of Jewel, “I’m sensitive and I’d like to stay that way” :)

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8 Adrienne April 19, 2013

I’m very sensitive, love that song, and feel the same way.

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9 Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health April 17, 2013

I have also been inspired by the strength of the good among us. No amount of evil could ever break that. Your protein bars sound like the perfect comfort food, especially the bits of chocolate. :)

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10 Christine @ Gotta Eat Green April 17, 2013

Banana bread is a great comfort food! Especially warm, with some of that maple spread on top.. mmm. I found myself in the kitchen a lot this week as well. While many people found comfort running an extra mile or a half hour longer to show their love and support to Boston, I made a couple amazing meals in my kitchen. My heart goes out to all those affected by this tragedy.

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11 Lisa April 17, 2013

YUMMM! want these right now!

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12 Emily April 17, 2013

I always turn to baking when I am feeling down/depressed/angry/upset/stressed (you name it). I’m sure it benefits my colleagues to wind me up :-) I have all those ingredients at home so I can see myself hurrying to make these. My prayers are with all those who are affected by this .

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13 raechel @the rebel grrrl kitchen April 17, 2013

Lovely reflections, Angela. As you note, there’s a lot of people in the healthy food world that criticize notions of comfort food and emotional eating, but I think it’s important to honor what your heart needs, and put those needs above the ostensibly “healthier” option. These bars look delicious and grounding. Just what so many of us need this week!

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14 Joy April 17, 2013

This looks amazing!! Do you think I could substitute protein powder for the ground buckwheat groats?

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15 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 17, 2013

Hey Joy, To be honest I haven’t had much luck when using protein powder in baked granola bars. I find it tends to come out chalky? Add at your own risk ;) and please let us know how it goes if you try it!

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16 jamie April 17, 2013

2.5 tbsp of hemp seeds is equal to 7 grams of protein!

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17 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 17, 2013

great idea :)

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18 David November 28, 2014

Hi Angela – I just made these with awesome bars, but wanted more protein so I added:

1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
1/2 banana

They came out delicious and not chalky at all, but they were a bit too dry. Next time I’m going to add a full banana instead of half and maybe a bit more peanut butter. Do you have any suggestions on what else I can add to make it more moist? I was also thinking about topping them with your peanut butter drizzle!

Thanks,
David

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19 Paula April 17, 2013

I’ve been trying to decide what to do with a bunch of spotted bananas sitting on the counter… thanks for today’s snack :) I only hope buckwheat flour works instead of freshly ground buckwheat grouts! Everything else is in the pantry ready to go when the baby and I get back from our walk/run. Have to take advantage of the sun being out while it lasts :)

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20 Makenzie Ann @ KenzysKitchen April 17, 2013

Thanks for sharing your heart with us today Angela; you are not alone in your feelings of confusion that’s for sure. I hope to make these bars this weekend and I will try the oat flour if I do!

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21 Melanie Van Wynsberg April 17, 2013

So yummy. I’m going to try these. Question though – do you know about how long they would stay good? I’d like to make enough to last a good week or so. Any suggestions on that? :)

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22 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 18, 2013

Hey Melanie, Sorry I missed your question some how!
I’m not sure how long they keep because we polished them off in 2 days. hah. oops. Since they are a baked good I wouldn’t imagine they’d keep fresh more than a few days. They might freeze well, but I didn’t get around to that. Let me know if you try it!

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23 Anne May 20, 2013

They freeze beautifully! They even taste good frozen.

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24 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 22, 2013

Thanks Anne!

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25 Sarah June 22, 2015

So glad to see this reply! I just put a double batch in the over and I’m planning to cool, cut and freeze individuals to grab on the go :) Thanks Angela for always being a inspiration!!

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26 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 17, 2013

When I’m stressed, being in the kitchen and creating, making, seeing what happens and what I come up with is therapeutic and relaxing and needless to say, with this week’s events, I have been feeling unsettled and have spent plenty of time in the kitchen.

Your bars are wonderful. Banana bread, and granola bars, are both faves of mine. Love these!

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27 Sarah @ Yogi in Action April 17, 2013

These bars look absolutely delicious. Definitely comfort food- and definitely delicious sounding. Thanks as always for the beautiful inspiration.

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28 Lisa C April 17, 2013

Love the recipe and some comfort food right now is fine indeed. It’s always been a way people come together in my house. Hoping to make these for a girl’s tea party next week in honor of two little girls whose daddy is serving in the military right now. Might make an extra batch to send to my son, who lives in Boston and was one mile from the explosions (so glad he didn’t run this year)!

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29 Shannnon April 17, 2013

Do you have the breakdown of Pro/Cho/Fats?

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30 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 17, 2013

Hi Shannnon, I linked to the nutritional info at the bottom of the recipe – hope this helps!

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31 McKel | Nutrition Stripped April 17, 2013

These bars looks delicious and seem simple enough to make all the time for a quick protein snack, thanks for sharing as always Angela! ;)

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32 Heather April 17, 2013

These look amazing! Quick question though, I have nut and coconut allergies over here :( What can I use instead of the walnuts and shredded coconut? Can I use sunflower seeds and/or pepitas and just omit the coconut? Thanks!!

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33 Ruth April 17, 2013

These look great! Thanks for the comfort!!

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34 Ashley April 17, 2013

Yaaaah buckwheat! I am absolutely in love with these. They look so soft + chewy. Can’t wait to try them!

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35 Lisa April 17, 2013

Wow these look amazing! Perfect for a day hiking or any day for that matter!

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36 Shel@PeachyPalate April 17, 2013

Love these! Pinned without hesitation!

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37 Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife April 17, 2013

wow this looks delicious. I haven’t heard of half of the ingredients before but I am definitely in the mood for banana bread!

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38 Sami April 17, 2013

YUM! Is there anything I could use to replace the buckwheat groats? I would love to make these (esp. since I’m totally gluten free now), but I don’t think I have those on hand.

xo.

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39 Monika July 13, 2013

From what I have read online, buckwheat (although it has “wheat” in its name), is actually gluten-free. Have you had experiences eating it, that suggest otherwise? Like a gluten reaction?

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40 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh April 17, 2013

If those bars of yum don’t comfort you, I don’t know what will. I can’t wait to make them. I think I might try a batch with 1/2 cup of mac nuts. Mmmm.

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41 Brooke April 17, 2013

Could oatmeal (ground in the food processor) or wheat flour work in place of the buckwheat? Could I sub. honey for the syrup?

Thank you for your delicious work! My family loves many of your recipes!

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42 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 17, 2013

Hi Brooke, I would imagine oat flour would work fine as a replacement, but I haven’t tried it. Wheat flour could be too drying. I would also guess honey could work, however it’s slightly less binding then coconut nectar and brown rice syrup so it might be a tad more crumbly. goodluck!

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43 hafoa2 April 23, 2013

I used oat flour (ground in food processor), and they were delicious! I also used agave nectar because that’s what I had on hand.

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44 Karen April 23, 2013

I tried it with wheat flour and it worked out very nicely!

I used 1/2 c wheat flour minus 2 T and then added 2 T hemp seed. Otherwise, I followed the recipe and they are delicious!

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45 Brittany June 4, 2013

Perfect! I was just going to ask if I could grind oats and use agave! glad I saw you posted this :)

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46 Becky July 8, 2013

I used honey (where do you buy coconut syrup? My grocery store didn’t have it…) and it turned out great!!!
Love all your recipes, Angel!

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47 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 9, 2013

Hey Becky, I usually buy it from here http://www.upayanaturals.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=coconut+nectar&Search.x=0&Search.y=0 or from a local grocery store called Organic Garage. Hope this helps!

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48 Alexis @ Hummusapien April 17, 2013

I know exactly what you mean about turning to food to distract yourself…I feel like I’ve been cooking more than ever this week :/ These bars looks just fabulous. I’m going to pick up some buckwheat groats in the bulk isle so I can make these beauties ASAP!

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49 Anna {Herbivore Triathlete} April 17, 2013

I also find being in the kitchen to be therapeutic and allow me to try to process my feelings when tragic events like Boston happen. It’s been an emotional week for everyone I think, but inspiring as well to see the running community reach out in so many ways too.

These granola bars combine two of my favorite things; banana bread and granola. Definitely comfort food at its finest, thanks Angela.

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50 Katy @ Katy's Kitchen April 17, 2013

I really like the idea for banana bread in a protein bar. Comfort food and healthy to boot? Count me in. Do you think I could sub maple syrup or honey for the brown rice syrup?

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51 Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl April 17, 2013

Banana bread in bar form…must try this!!

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52 Lillian @Seize the Latte April 17, 2013

These look and sound sublime — and they’re the perfect comfort food. I also go to the kitchen when faced with difficult, sad, or scary things; I find that nesting, especially cooking, helps me cope. In the weeks after 9/11, I could only watch Comedy Central and cook. I found myself doing similar things on Monday: I got home from work and went straight to the kitchen.

I also completely agree that love prevails. There have been tons of stories about peoples’ compassion, kindness, and caring in the wake of the bombing, and I’ve decided that *that* is what I want to focus on.

There’s an MLK quote that I used for my post-Boston blog post: “Darkness cannot drive out darkenss; only love can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” The best thing we can all do is to choose love. We can help people cope, help them heal once the time comes for that, and be good to each other. When people choose love and compassion, hate and violence — and the people who perpetrate them — don’t stand a chance.

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53 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat April 17, 2013

This is such a great idea! They sound delicious and healthy too!

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54 Alex @ Delicious-Knowledge.com April 17, 2013

I completely agree, whenever I feel a bit lost I head to the kitchen to soothe and unwind. That’s probably why my fridge is now full of things I baked and cooked Monday and yesterday! These look wonderful and I know my honey will love the banana flavor bars! Thanks for posting, Alex

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55 Megan April 17, 2013

Hi Angela!!

I cannot wait to try these! I love anything I can make into a bar or a ball, anything bite size… so these will be a welcome addition to me grab-able snacks!! They look divine! Comforting, healthy, and delicious!

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56 Deb @ Dietitian Debbie Dishes April 17, 2013

There’s nothing like good food to draw people together, especially at a time like this when all are a little sensitive and disoriented by recent events. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and this delicious looking bar recipe. :-)

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57 Christa @ Edible Balance April 17, 2013

YUM! I love the use of oats AND buckwheat… I have big love for buckwheat :)

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58 Megan Lane April 17, 2013

oh my gosh, yum! i’m going to try these next week with oat flour since i already have it, will let you know how it turns out.

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59 Ruby April 17, 2013

Love you blog so much Angela!! Doyou think honey or would work instead of brown rice syrup? or Maple syrup?

Thanks!!

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60 kat April 17, 2013

Since I have no gluten issues can I just use regular rolled oats? AND, until I can get to Whole Foods….is there a (common) substitute for the groats?
Thanks.
Also….do you have a good recipe for granola trail bars that are soft, yet will hold together?
Thanks.

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61 ali janine @ this ninja eats broccoli April 17, 2013

I love you so much for saying that sometimes it’s okay to seek comfort in food. I think it’s been driven into us through so many mediums that we shouldn’t eat food if we’re sad/depressed/happy/etc and only eat food because it’s nourishing. In fact, just the other day I was browsing through Pinterest and I found what I believe was supposed to be motivation for losing weight and eating healthy that basically said, from this point forward you won’t eat any white bread, no sugar, no this, no that, food is only meant to sustain your body, it doesn’t matter what it tastes like…

And it made me so angry! Food is so much more that just what goes in and what comes out. Food is social, moral and ethical and can reflect cultural and religious values. Yeah, of course seeking comfort in food regularly can be negative, just like all things can have negative and positive aspects. Anyway, long comment, but it’s refreshing to hear you say it :)

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62 Kim April 17, 2013

Can’t wait to try this recipe! I have a question about brown rice syrup: is it lower on the glycemic index?

I am going to use buckwheat flour, since I have that and not groats. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

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63 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 17, 2013

Hi Kim, coconut nectar has a low GI (35-40), I believe one of the lowest of sweeteners. I’m not sure about BRS as I’ve read conflicting info about it online. Yes please do let me know how it turns out!

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64 Pam June 14, 2013

How did the buckwheat flour work?? I found it at the Fresh Market near me, and I was going to try it as well. I have a place in town that has the raw groats- but it is not convenient at all and I am really hoping the flour works!! I need to just make a trip and get a bunch of the groats one weekend, just so I can make all of the great recipes- made the Carrot cake porridge once and loved it!

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65 April November 20, 2013

I made these bars this afternoon. I used Bob’s Red Mill buckwheat flour. I think they came out well. A pinch darker as I expected and maybe a bit stronger in flavor? Overall I was pleased. Thanks for creating the recipes that you do. It’s hard to find gluten free recipes that are whole grain. I read so many recipes that start with something like “1/2 cup cornstarch”. I am gluten free (intolerant and Hashimotos) and I don’t want to replace everything with starch!

I plan on trying more of your recipes. Thanks again!

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66 Amanda@ Spiritual Sweat April 17, 2013

Wow! You’ve somehow managed to combine all of my favorite flavors into one amazing looking bar. Thank you again! Can’t wait to try these

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67 Claire @ green 'n' golden April 17, 2013

These look awesome. So much love for all things banana and peanut butter.
Plus, I actually have almost all of these things in my dorm room (minus honey and coconut which I can steal from the dining hall haha) so I can actually make them this week! Keep staying strong during this difficult time. :)

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68 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 17, 2013

These sound fabulous! Love this idea!

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69 Faith April 17, 2013

Hi Angela,
These look like great snack bars. Is the banana flavor very strong in the finished product? I’m not a huge banana fan, so do you think I could sub some apple sauce for part of the banana? Thanks for your thoughts!

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70 Kiersten April 17, 2013

Is there something you could sub for the coconut? I just recently ran out and haven’t had a chance to get to the only store around me that sells unsweetend coconut. These look delicious and I’d love to try them. Thank you for the recipe!

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71 Talar from Paris, FR April 17, 2013

Just made these! Delicious! I subbed in carob molasses for the coconut nectar syrup and they turned out perfectly (like all of your recipes). Thanks!

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72 Alondra April 17, 2013

Hey Angela, I know this has nothing to do with the bars but congrats on being featured in the May issue of Women’s Health Magazine! I was reading the “Great Cooking Bonus” piece, saw your name in the credits and thought “Yay! She’s awesome and now she’s in this mag!”. Anyway, just wanted to say that :)

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73 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 17, 2013

Aw thank you! Glad you spotted it :)

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74 Nicole @ InfiniteLittlePleasures April 17, 2013

This looks delicious! I love the texture that’s added with the coconut!

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75 Marcela April 17, 2013

Angela,

this words resonated with me. I see it fitting to share them with you if you haven`t read them already;I hope they bring you some comfort.

“This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they’re pointed towards darkness,”

But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago.

So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, ‘The good outnumber you, and we always will.’ ”

Patton Oswalt.

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76 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 17, 2013

That is so beautiful..thank you for sharing!

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77 marcela April 17, 2013

I’m glad you a chance to check my post!

thank You for always making me strive to be my best possible self from the inside out.

big((Huggss )) from New York.

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78 EyeCandyPopper April 17, 2013

This looks yummy, although I generally don’t like banana flavour, I can tolerate it if it’s mild. Would you have an alternative for the bananas?

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79 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 17, 2013

Monday left me lost and confused too. I just don’t understand why tragedies like this continue to happen. You’re so right that it helps to focus on the positive things though. Or baking. It’s always such a great outlet when I’m sad or stressed. These bars look awesome!

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80 Melissa Mantooth April 17, 2013

Just made these with almonds instead of walnuts because that’s all I had. They are wonderful! Thanks so much! I have this great little Wilton pan that has 9 little 2.5 x 3.5 rectangles – made perfect bars.

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81 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 18, 2013

Hey Melissa, So glad they turned out nicely for you – and yes I’m sure many nuts would be tasty in this recipe. Enjoy the rest! Ours didn’t last long.

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82 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 17, 2013

Oh Ange, great post. I feel the same way as you about the tragedy on Monday, but at the same time am so proud of all of those that have rallied together to provide support. Today was a really nasty day for me (albeit nowhere near as bad in the grand scheme of things as what happened on Monday), but thinking about these bars is already making my day better! :)

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83 Alex April 17, 2013

I need to pin every 2nd recipe to my Pinterest board. Generally I’m not that into vegan recipes but can’t resist to yours!!

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84 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 18, 2013

Then I’m doing my job! ;)

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85 Katie April 17, 2013

I was very privileged to be running this year’s Boston Marathon for my first time. It really is an amazing event full of kind volunteers, amazing athletes, and wildly supportive fans. I think the Boston marathon, and marathons in general really break down barriers of race, religion, age, etc., and put us all on an even playing field where we can pour our hearts (and legs!) out.

Like many of you, I still can’t wrap my head around what happened in Boston on Monday. I heard the explosions from just a few blocks away, and I’ve seen the footage again and again. It is so hard to believe.

You are right, there is way more good out there. Thank you so much Angela for sharing much more than a delicious recipe this week!

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86 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 18, 2013

So glad you are safe Katie!

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87 char eats greens April 17, 2013

Holy Angela, these look AMAZING!!! I think I need to make a trip to the Bulk Barn to pick up some of these ingredients! haha

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88 olya April 17, 2013

These look incredible! Thank you for the recipe, they are on my to-do-asap-list!

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89 Chad Empey April 17, 2013

This recipe is amazing! They are perfect to carry with me throughout the day during school and work. I find that they give me a good energy boost as well. Thank you for posting this!!

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90 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 18, 2013

Thanks for trying the bars out Chad! I am happy you enjoyed them.

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91 Katrin - therawfoodsisters.com April 18, 2013

Sending you all my love from Amsterdam! The bread looks delicious. If I was not all inte RAW vegan right now I would definitely give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

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92 Liz April 18, 2013

These look divine! Is there something you would suggest to use in place of buckwheat groats? I find that they have too much fiber and cause bloating and gas…thanks!

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93 courtstar @ starsystemz April 18, 2013

For sure trying these the comfort of banana bread brings me back to 8 years old…do you think I can use just all buckwheat instead of oat flour or try another type of flour? I’ll have to try because oats and I had to part ways this year because of a food allergy ;( thank you for sharing! love + shine Courtstar

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94 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 18, 2013

hmm…I’m not sure. I think some types of flour could make it too dry, but I’m really not sure. It would be an experiment! Let me know what you try if you make them.

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95 Anna April 18, 2013

Thanks for this recipe – I have been looking for a good homemade protein bar that I can make a ton of and keep on hand, and I am eager to try this! I am just wondering how long you think this will keep–like could I make some to have around for a couple of weeks, or would it go stale as quickly as any other baked good? And if so, do you think it would freeze well?

Thanks again!

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96 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 18, 2013

I think they would go stale as quickly as other baked goods….I’d give them 3-4 days tops. Ours only last 2 days though because we polished them off. I’d say your best bet is freezing but I haven’t tried that yet. Let me know how it goes if you try it!

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97 Kim Tyler April 18, 2013

oh, i cannot wait to make this recipe! thank you!

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98 Rayna April 18, 2013

These look fantastic! I’m always on the hunt for a great pre-workout protein bar!

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99 Jenny April 18, 2013

Hi, Thank you for your wonderful recipes!!!!
Do you know how much flour you’ve gotten out of the 1/2 c of groats? I have buckwheat flour and was thinking of using that istead of grinding the buckwheat myself.
Thank you!

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100 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 19, 2013

Hi Jenny, It’s usually about the same measurement…I would probably use 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp of flour, but it’s probably so insignificant it doesn’t make much difference. enjoy!

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101 Presley April 18, 2013

Hi!
Do you think you would be able to freeze ( to keep longer) and then possibly set them out nightly to have the next day for a snack/power bar?

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102 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 19, 2013

I haven’t tried it myself, but I can’t see why that wouldn’t be fine :)

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103 Daphne Populiers April 18, 2013

I love what you say about comfort food. We try so hard to stay away from it because it’s supposed to be bad to calm our nerves with food. But it’s also human… Chowing down one of your banana bars in a moment of stress or grieve isn’t bad at all. You made the recipe with love!

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104 Tania @ Run to Radiance April 18, 2013

Angela-
I’ve been following your blog for a couple years now and I just wanted to let you know that your photography has gotten incredible!! I am so impressed!!! You really have done amazing. :) And besides that every recipe of yours I’ve ever tried has been so on point!
Tania

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105 Kathy @ FoodWineThyme April 18, 2013

Looks like another fantastic recipe Angela. How long will these last if I store them in the fridge?

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106 Kathy @ FoodWineThyme April 18, 2013

Silly me just saw you answer that question. :)

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107 Ally Cee April 18, 2013

Those look awesome. I love bananas!

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108 Cara April 18, 2013

Thank you for your comforting words, Angela. It is hard to be a Boston resident right now. It’s like there is a big cloud over us…I feel like a zombie. Nice to read some uplifting thoughts on the subject.

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109 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy April 18, 2013

I LOVE anything banana bread! great post!

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110 Anna April 18, 2013

Wow!! I just made these and I desperately want a second one, they are so delicious!! I didn’t have the buckwheat groats so I used almond flour instead and they came out fine :)

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111 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 19, 2013

Thanks for letting us know Anna! Glad you enjoy them. :)

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112 Luv What You Do April 18, 2013

These look incredible! I would love to dig right into the bowl of dough!

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113 Sandy April 18, 2013

Hi Angela,
This is unrelated to your banana bread bars, but I just wanted to let you know that I made your peanut butter cookies today – I think you called them “Aunt Angie’s soft peanut butter cookies” – for my little almost 20-month old son, who is sensitive to dairy and can’t have any milk products (like butter, etc.) yet. They were SO darn delicious, and as an added bonus, they have no sugar?!?!?! It’s amazing. I looked up several “traditional” p.b. cookie recipes before thinking to check your website – and they all had so much butter and so much sugar – like 2 cups of packed brown sugar!! It is so nice to know that I can make a “treat”, and have it be healthy. I’ll never make another p.b. cookie recipe again – only yours! Thanks so, so much for all that you do.

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114 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 19, 2013

Hi Sandy, I’m so happy to hear that the cookies are a hit! Thanks for letting me know :)

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115 Alexander April 19, 2013

I was thinking of trying to make a banana protein bar. Now I can use your recipe. Looks delicious.

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116 Margo April 19, 2013

Thanks for your terrific site! Couldn’t wait to buy the buckwheat groats so went ahead and used oat flour. No problem. It turned out well. Thanks again!

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117 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers April 19, 2013

Oh yum! These look fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

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118 Nutmeg Nanny April 19, 2013

I wholeheartedly agree, food is a comfort and food can bring people together in a positive way :) these granola bars look delicious and sound healthy too!

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119 Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner April 19, 2013

I love how simply amazing this recipe is! Thanks so much! <3

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120 Jill April 19, 2013

A frozen banana just fell out of my over-stuffed freezer and then I pulled up your page to see this recipe. I think that’s a sign!

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121 Liz April 19, 2013

Hi Angela, those sound really good — I have some bananas calling my name!!!! What a good Sat am treat…. Have you ever tried Arbonne products? They have a vanilla (& chococolate) protein powder that is dairy, gluten, & soy free. Their entire “Essentials” line is also free of dairy/gluten/soy … NO animal testing on any of their products. I think I might omit some of the oats & try my protein!!! Email me if you want some samples to try new recipes for us ;)

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122 Cindy Hendrix April 19, 2013

Well I attempted to make these protien bars, and let them cool and these were totally awesome!. I did change the reciepe up a little instead of coconut nectar syrup I used the pure 100% Blue Aguave Nectar Syrup (I did not have coconut nectar syrup). these sure were yummy! as my kids would say. going to give reciepe to my friend Linda and some samples. Thanks for sharing!

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123 Emma Warner April 19, 2013

Hi Angela,
I made these bars yesterday and instead of the buckwheat groats, I just made oat flour in my Vitamix using more of the rolled oats. They turned out well, although they are a bit dense. They really are right on the line of being a super healthy snack…but then the chocolate chips make them more of a dessert… a “snack-ert”. I love that there is no added sugar besides the brown rice syrup because so many recipes just contain too much sugar.
BTW, my family loves your chocolate zucchini walnut muffins so much that now we make batches and freeze them. After dinner, we just pull them out and microwave them for 30 seconds and enjoy! I also tried making them with mashed banana instead of the zucchini, but I like the zucchini better because it makes them fluffy.
I LOVE that your recipes are easy to make…you don’t make them too fancy or complicated with unusual ingredients, which really allows people like me to come home from work and make something fresh and healthy. SO EXCITED for your cookbook. :o)

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124 kate April 19, 2013

Thank you for this recipe! I have been looking for a recipe and this looks the best! Can I use apple sauce in place of bananas? bananas spike my blood sugar. My prayers are with the injured and families of Boston too. Such a sad time for these innocent people. Thank you for your help.

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125 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 21, 2013

Hi Kate, I’m not sure about the applesauce – haven’t tried that yet myself. Please report back if you try it and let us know how it goes! I know the bananas help bind the mixture and I’m not sure if applesauce would too. Hopefully they would still hold together.

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126 Kelli April 19, 2013

Oh yum ~ these look amazing! I can’t wait to make them! I am awed by your continual creativity to keep coming up with all of these amazing recipes and have a whole different set for your cookbook. There is an endless well of inspiration, isn’t there? :-)

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127 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 21, 2013

haha yes…SOME days…other days not so much! Creativity comes in spurts, that’s for sure. :) Thanks for your kind words!

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128 Avril Eastwood April 20, 2013

Love and wishes to those people who were hurt or affected by that dreadful bombing in Boston.
Well you are amazing Angela. I love your blog. I only tried this because you made it. Anybody else and I wouldn’t have. I have texture issues with bready doughy things (you wouldn’t get me near bread and butter pudding). I made this for my son (13) as a treat for sticking to a whole day of juicing yesterday. He said it’s to die for. I have to say it is very yummy, enough so that I can get past the banana and bread middle bit. The smell of peanut butter and banana as it was cooking was delicious. I couldn’t leave it in the tin till cold though as I just had to try it. Thank you very much. :)

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129 Catherine April 20, 2013

Angela,

I’m so feeling your post today. I live outside of Boston; actually, within 1-2 miles of all the activity that was going on yesterday to catch the suspect. Being on “lockdown” and not able to leave our houses was scary to say the least. It was the end to an awful, emotional week.

On Monday night, when I came home from work, all I could do was get in the kitchen and start cooking to distract myself. It puts me in a zone where I don’t have to think about other things. Similarly, yesterday the news coverage was becoming a bit much, but I didn’t feel I could do much else. So I made your Rustic Oat Banana Chocolate Chip Bread. It was exactly what I needed. And it seems sort of a close cousin to this bar recipe. Had to tell you that your bread, both in its yummy taste and its distraction, was just right.

Prayers for the victims and much love to the compassion coming from around the world, including yours.

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130 Tom April 20, 2013

We’ve just started baking vegan! This looks incredibly delicious …

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131 Lisa921 April 20, 2013

I bet these would great to throw in the purse for quick and healthy snack!

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132 Lesley April 20, 2013

Hi! I’m looking forward to trying these soon. I see an asterisk by buckwheat groats, but can’t find the note that goes with that asterisk – ? If I can’t find this ingredient, what do you recommend as a replacement? Thanks.

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133 Lesley April 20, 2013

Nevermind – I found the note. :)

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134 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 21, 2013

oops just saw this now :) hah anyway enjoy1

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135 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 21, 2013

Hi Lesley, Oh the note is just below the recipe, under the nutritional info link. I think you might be able to replace the buckwheat flour with oat flour, but I havent tried this substitute myself. Enjoy!

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136 Lesley April 21, 2013

Thanks for your reply. :) I couldn’t find buckwheat groats so I substituted oat flour. They turned out very nice! I’m about to enjoy another, and look forward to having them during the week ahead.

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137 admattai April 20, 2013

these bars are so good! Thanks for the great recipe. I used buckwheat flour since I couldn’t find raw buckwheat nearby & maple syrup for the sweetener. Will def make these again sometime soon!

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138 L April 20, 2013

I used regular quick oats and made a flour out of it as well. Swapped chia seeds for flax (not ground) and walnuts for almonds. Also used maple syrup and added a heap of hemp protein, turned out really yummy! Held together well and everything.

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139 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 21, 2013

Nice! Thanks for letting us know your changes :)

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140 Laura April 20, 2013

I tried oat flour and honey. And some apple sauce for the banana b/c I only had one. They turned out a bit moist, but they bound together and are super delish!

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141 Suzanne April 20, 2013

They’re in the oven with modifications
no coconut and I used buckwheat flour instead of groats, and regular oats.
Also used half agave syrup and half maple

I’ll let you know how this works.

Certainly smells yummy

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142 Sabrina April 20, 2013

Made these today using the coconut nectar and buckwheat groats. The only change is that instead of the peanut butter, I used Earth Balance Coconut Peanut spread because it was what I had in the house. I also left out the chocolate because I’m not a huge fan of it. (Weird, I know!) Anyway, they are fabulous! Just the thing for an afternoon snack or for breakfast with a glass of green juice!

I’ve followed your blog for a while now, and tried a number of the recipes, but this is the first time I’ve commented. These bars are so good that I just had to!

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143 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 21, 2013

Hey Sabrina, so glad you enjoyed them and that they worked with your changes. Thanks for reporting back!

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144 Stacy April 20, 2013

looking for a palm oil free vegan liquid soap any recommendations??

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145 Greg April 20, 2013

I’m not certain these were as “healthy” as I was looking for, but I certainly enjoyed them on a cold and windy 40k run this AM. Last LSD before Mississauga weekend after next.

I forgot to purchase coconut syrup so I used some agave syrup I had. Googling for substitution ratios I learned that apparently agave syrup is no longer in fashion in terms of healthy. I have so much to learn from the plethora of opinions. LOL

I purchased buckwheat groats and ground them up in the new Vitamix – first time making flour. Worked great. I just want to know what buckwheat, groats or buckwheat groats are. A grain, I know. Why did you decided to use those over any other ingredient/flour. The only buckwheat I knew was an Eddie Murphy SNL character. LOL

Anyway, the real reasons I’m posting was to express my thanks. They turned out great, I also wanted to share the following link that I used to make them when I wanted to, despite that fact that the banana I had wasn’t quite ready. The texture of the cooked banana was a little strange to work with, but was totally fine in the square.

http://cleangreensimple.com/2012/03/quick-tip-how-to-quickly-ripen-bananas/

All the best. Your “best of” 2012 meatloaf is up tomorrow.

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146 Greg April 20, 2013

Well colour me purple. Buckwheat is not a grain.

http://vegetarian.about.com/od/glossary/a/What-Is-Buckwheat.htm

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147 bev April 20, 2013

I am allergic to coconut. What is a good substitute?

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148 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 21, 2013

Hi Bev, you can probably just leave it out and it should be ok still. goodluck!

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149 Pat April 21, 2013

Yum, yum, yum …. just a protein receipe I was looking for … and gluten free what more can I ask for … thanks… will try these tomorrow need some ingredients first

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150 Kim April 21, 2013

I made these today. I changed a few things. I did not have any walnuts or coconut on hand, so I used a mixture of cashews, dried cranberries and candied ginger that I had left in the cupboard. I also used almond butter instead of the peanut butter. turned out delicious. I just had two pieces with a cup of tea. Very nice after a 10k run.

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151 Mandy April 21, 2013

Hi Angela!
These look amazing! How long do you think the leftovers will last? And do you refrigerate them?

Thanks!!! I just love your blog/recipes!

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152 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 21, 2013

Hi Mandy, We polished off our batch within 2 days hah…so I can’t say how long they last. I would expect like most other baked goods no longer than a few days. You can probably freeze them though.

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153 Vanessa April 21, 2013

Hi Angela, I love what you wrote for this post. I love your recipes and I’ve made plenty of them!

I have a new blog that is dedicated to those seeking recovery from their eating disorders as well as follows my own. I hope that my message and support will reach who ever in the world needs it. If you have time to check it out it’s Aheartinhealing.com Book mark it and pass it! xoxo

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154 Kyle April 21, 2013

Hi Angela! I just recently discovered your blog and I have can not be more enthusiastic. Your recipes absolutely rock!! I have made several of your recipes and after making your banana bread protein bars I just had to write to you and tell you how wonderful they turned out. I am so excited for your cookbook to come out. I will be buying it for my mom and several friends:). –KB

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155 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 21, 2013

Hey Kyle, Thank you so very much! I appreciate it and so glad you enjoyed the bars (and other recipes) take care!

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156 Annie April 21, 2013

Hi Angela,
I’ve been feeling the same way. Sometimes I feel as though it’s easier and less mentally draining to ignore the news to ignore all of the ugliness, murder, violence, and cruelty in the world. Crimes are not only committed and perpetrated by “monsters” or “terrorists” but sometimes by our own government. But I am with you: love will always prevail and the truth will always set us free (even though it might piss us off first). I have to constantly remind myself of this and know that is what I want to dedicate my life to. To helping those who aren’t heard and to be a part of something bigger than myself. Thanks for your thoughtful insight.

Side note: these looks awesome! I have some bananas that will be ripe enough to bake with in a day or two :)

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157 laurasmess April 21, 2013

Hi Angela, definitely feeling the same sentiment as you right now… and I’ve always been of the opinion that food can nourish both the body and the mind. I definitely reach for warm, comforting and filling stews or soups in winter, and crave leafy, fresh crisp salads in Summertime. I think that it’s good to be responsive to our bodies, whilst also maintaining an awareness of how our emotional state affects our eating patterns and other behaviours (i.e. food should not be the only comfort!). Argh, complex subject and I probably shouldn’t have started discussing it here! But… great blog post, beautiful recipe. Can’t wait to try it… I’m still working through a bag of beautiful cacao nibs so it’ll be lovely to throw a big handful into these bars!

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158 Daniela April 21, 2013

Hi Angela, great recipe, you are a big inspiration for me, since a week ago i became into a vegan, im really happy, im vegetarian since im 23 im 36 now.
The only thing i have to say is that my stomach is very very swollen is it common? Its just in the bigining?
Sorry about my english i m argentinian, thanks

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159 Barbara April 21, 2013

These are wonderful – I just made them this afternoon. Thank you for another incredible recipe. I made a couple of tweaks for my taste – didn’t add the chocolate chips (I don’t like chocolate – I know, I’m weird), used 1/2 tsp salt, 1 Tbsp of Coconut sugar and used Gluten free oat flour in place of the buckwheat (which I love but didn’t have it). Anyway – I’m taking the rest to work tomorrow because I can’t stop eating them! Thanks again for another luscious recipe!!! I love your website. I’m an aspiring cook myself and when I grow up I want to be just like you (I’m only 61 years old right now . . .) :)

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160 Laura Fraser April 21, 2013

These look absolutely amazing, Angela! I love banana-everything

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161 Naomi Casiro (Health Here Help There) April 21, 2013

Yummy!!

I made these yesterday…they are gone now lol they were so yummy! I made them with no walnuts and a bit less coconut nectar. Great Recipe thanks Angela! SOOOO excited for your book I cant wait!

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162 Mariam April 22, 2013

This is just the thing I was looking for! I love that it doesn’t use protein powder too! Will definitely whip up a batch before my exams come up as a portable snack to keep me going!

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163 Colleen April 22, 2013

Lovely recipe! I jumped up and made a batch immediately. I substituted coconut flour for the buckwheat groats and honey for the brown rice syrup (I’m not vegan), and they turned out great.

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164 LJ April 22, 2013

So yummy!!! I didn’t have the rice syrup or the groats but I had everything else. I replaced the rice syrup with maple syrup and used oat flour. Yummmm-o! If the texture and taste is improved without the substitutions I can’t even imagine how good they can be, since I think the ones I made were sheer perfection. They cut perfectly and are new in the rotation of green monsters, oatmeal bars :) You’re making my new vegan lifestyle sooo easy!

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165 Kristy April 22, 2013

Could you just use store bought buckwheat flour instead of the grinding the groats?

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166 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 23, 2013

HI Kristy, I think someone has commented saying they did that. Oat flour also works!

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167 Rebecca April 22, 2013

Angela, I had a couple of sad, lonely spotty bannanas sitting on my counter begging for a purpose. And what a purpose they have found! My son LOVES these bars. Sadly I am on the candida diet and could not partake, but am looking forward to eating them in the future. They smell divine! Thank you!!

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168 Matti April 22, 2013

I made a variation of these yesterday and they turned out amazing! Used ground flax instead of chia seeds and used a mixture of oat flour and chocolate protein powder for the flour. They are very chocolaty even without the chips from the protein powder. Great flavor and consistency! Definitely reminiscent of banana bread and a fun treat. I really like them cold – thank you for this recipe!

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169 Courtney O April 22, 2013

I love these! I made these these with cacao nibs and with wheat flour (b/c I’m not gf and didn’t have buckwheat in) and they were great! thank you!

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170 Anna @ Your Healthy Place April 22, 2013

These look delish! Love the way you’ve made them protein-rich naturally, without needing to add powder.

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171 Megan April 22, 2013

I’m from Upstate New York and this past weekend participated in the Seneca 7 relay race. Seneca Lake is one of the finger lakes in upstate NY and it is 77 miles around. You have a team of 7 runners and you alternate legs and run around the entire lake, each runner doing about 11 miles. It ends up being a pretty tiring day. I made a double recipe of these and everyone LOVED them. They really helped us power around the lake :) I usually rely on Clif bars for an event like this so it was a wonderful change to actually know what i was fueling my body!

I couldn’t find buckwheat groats and coconuts nectar syrup so I used buckwheat flour and honey and they were fantastic!

thanks so much for the excellent recipe!

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172 Rachel April 22, 2013

I made this recipe over the weeked, and it is Mmmm, Mmmm GOOD! Thank you for another fabulous creation!

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173 Melissa April 22, 2013

Yum! Do you think they would turn out okay if I added some Vanilla Garden of Life protein powder?

Also, could you have a tutorial on cooking seitan for your next entry on transitioning to veganism. I’ve been vegan for years now, but I struggle with seitan even though I’ve been told it is super easy.

Thanks!

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174 ali brooks April 22, 2013

Made these yesterday. Turned out great. I used golden flax meal instead of buckwheat, agave instead of coconut nectar and almond instead of peanut butter. I made the changed because that is what I had on hand. I think the flax meal made the bars a little dry so next time I am going to use more bananas. Thanks for the recipe.

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175 Carrie April 23, 2013

Didn’t have any buckwheat groats on hand so tried the recipe with the almond flour I needed to use up. Wasn’t expecting great results but turned out DELICIOUS! :)

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176 Tracy April 23, 2013

Hi Angela–Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and feelings at the end of what was a really difficult week. Your words express what so many of us are experiencing. We all just have different ways of dealing with it. I, for one, think creating a recipe for yummy vegan banana bars is a pretty great coping mechanism. :)

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177 Stephanie Walker April 23, 2013

I made these on Sunday and they turned out AWESOME! I ended up grinding up some gluten free oat flour in place of the groats (because I didn’t have any) and it didn’t seem to be an issue at all. Will definitely be making these again :D

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178 Lisa April 23, 2013

I just wanted to let you know that I made these on Sunday and OMG they were delish!! Thank you so much, now I have a portable healthy breakfast!!

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179 Cookie and Kate April 23, 2013

Love always prevails, isn’t that the truth? These banana bread bars look like such nutritious, tasty treats.

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180 Tara April 23, 2013

Made them tonight.
One word: delicious!!!!
I used pure maple syrop as a sweetener and spelt flour instead ground buckwheat.
These are going right on my new faves list!!!

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181 Patricia April 24, 2013

This is a great receipe, have been on a 28 day challenge and was getting tired of the protein balls receipe that I had and it is like the “law of attraction” I found your one, so thanks for this can’t wait to get these made.

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182 Laura April 24, 2013

These are AMAZING!! I used oat flour (just threw the oats in my vitamix for a few minutes), agave nectar, and because I didn’t have natural peanut butter I used unsweetened Kraft PB and they were SO GOOD. Will definitely be making these again- great for breakfast, snack, dessert….

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183 Des April 24, 2013

These were so easy to make and my kids loved them!

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184 John April 24, 2013

This looks like such a great recipe! And adding the Chia seed seems like such a great idea. I have heard so many good things about chia seed. I am definitely going to give this one a try! thanks!

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185 Shawnna April 24, 2013

Loved these bars! I used oat flour instead of the buckwheat, and I used maple syrup for the sweetener. They even meet the approval of my 7 year old :)

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186 Stacey April 25, 2013

Tried this recipe last night…only 4 bars are left!!!

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187 Jessica April 25, 2013

I baked these yesterday and they are absolutely amazing!

I used sultanas instead of chocolate chips and honey instead of the syrup, and they held together fantastically!

Thank you for such a delicious recipe!

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188 Beverly April 25, 2013

I made these tonight and they are fabulous! It was easy to throw together too. I used oat flour and maple syrup as that is what I had on hand. Thanks for the great recipe!

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189 Nat @ The Apple Diaries April 26, 2013

This is the second recipe I’ve seen for banana bread protein bars! Such a great idea! I’ve been making my peanut butter choc protein balls for ages, so this is probably I sign I should mix things up a little ;) These look perfect for a morning snack.

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190 Jo April 26, 2013

I’ve been eating yucky protein bars lately so I’m super excited to try this recipe out. Will let you know what I think :)

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191 Amber April 26, 2013

Hello!

I made these last night and they were wonderful! Is there a place on your site to find the nutritional information for all your recipes?

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192 Kristina April 26, 2013

I have a sensitivity to bananas – go figure. Anyway, what about using apple sauce in place of the bananas. These look so yummy!

Thanks = )

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193 Bree Williamson April 26, 2013

I just made these, but swapped the brown rice syrup out for honey and applesauce instead. DELISH!!!

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194 Kristin April 26, 2013

These look so yummy!! I can’t wait to try out the recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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195 Sara April 27, 2013

Made these as a double batch and added nutmeg and they were a huge hit, even with non-vegans at the office. Thanks for the great recipe!

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196 Jill Martin April 29, 2013

I just discovered your blog and have found so many yummy recipes here. I can’t wait to try these bars. Just a question about the coconut nectar syrup. I recently started using some recipes from the ‘I Quit Sugar’ cookbook (Sarah Wilson) and she recommends to sweeten foods with Rice Malt Syrup because it is not a fructose based sweetener. Do you know if coconut nectar syrup can be used in a sugar-free diet also? Thanks! Love your work.

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197 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 29, 2013

Hi Jill, I’m sorry but I’m not sure. I do know that coconut syrup has a low glycemic index (35ish I think), but not sure how that compares to the composition of RMS. good luck & enjoy!

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198 Jill April 29, 2013

They look very good.

Angela: I know you are busy but hoping you can answer a question for me. I might be moving to Oakville and renting a room in a condo with a senior lady (I’m in my 30’s). I’ve never been to Oakville ever…not sure what its like? She said the grocery stores are far awway but she could drive me to “Metro” once per week….the other grocery stores she mentioned didn’t even sound familiar to me ..she also said the library would be a longish bike ride away…so not the best location for me (far from food and library :) ). Yet the condo she has seems very clean and healthy and that’s important to me.

Thoughts? I have NO idea how big Oakville is or if its a neat place to be or not? I don’t believe there’s a university there right? I’ve heard its nice but I suppose if I live away from the “nice” spots, then I won’t get to see that. I like to walk, but am limited in how far/long I can walk and dont want to spend all energy on that I guess yuo know? And not sure getting a bike would be financially realistic for me, so…

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199 leanna April 29, 2013

hi, do you know what the protein content is in these bars ?????

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200 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 29, 2013

Hi Leanna, Yes I linked to it at the bottom of the recipe – I recall it’s about 8 grams of protein per bar.

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201 Leah April 30, 2013

Looks great… my 10yo daughter would love these..too bad I cant send them to school because of the nuts

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202 Michelle April 30, 2013

I’ve been looking for recipe’s for protein bars for a while. Never seen one with bananas, peanut butter and walnuts. Three of my favorite foods, can’t wait to try these!!

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203 Chi May 1, 2013

I used buckwheat flour and instead of chocolate chip, I added some carob power. It tasted wonderful! Thank you so much for the recipe. It’s such an economical way to make my own energy bars to go.

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204 Alicia @bakeaholic May 1, 2013

I was needing something today to use up some ripe bananas, these seem tasty!

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205 Jenny May 2, 2013

I am new to your blog and absolutely love it! I just tried baking this particular recipe and it was a major hit. It turned out so well and I will be making this again. Thank you for all of your postings. I am a big fan!

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206 Moni Meals & Fitness May 2, 2013

Oh wowza! Can’t wait to get my hands on to these sticky lil bars! :)

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207 Kari@Loaves n Dishes May 2, 2013

Yummo! These are the kind of snacks that I can stick in my bag for when I’m doing errands and I need to eat now!

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208 kathy May 3, 2013

I’m off to bake banana bread! Its May and we have snow on the ground! The only answer for being snowbound is banana bread and I’m so happy to find this recipe that
is healthful! My tomato plants are on the sunporch, waiting to go in the ground and ice is pelting the windows. Thanks to Angela, there’s going to be a bright spot in my kitchen.

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209 Charlotte May 3, 2013

Tried this today, it was delicious and I shared with a gluten intolerant friend, thank you as always!

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210 Jessica May 5, 2013

These were perfect! The ultimate solution to packing a homemade snack for work! I love that there was no added sugar and the brown rice syrup didn’t add much sweetness. They hold me over for the couple hours before I can get my lunch at work!

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211 Christine Gillis May 5, 2013

Hi Angela,

Can I sub agave for the coconut syrup??

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212 Christina May 5, 2013

These are AWESOME Angela!!! I was out of a few things so I made some substitutions: I subbed oat flour for the groats, pecans for the walnuts, and hemp seeds for the coconut (I have a coconut allergy). Thanks for another great recipe! :)

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213 Craig Hitchens May 5, 2013

I’m new to your blog and love it! Love this recepie, had to try it out for myself as I am also a natural health blogger. I was so pleased, my kids loved the coconut flavours through the bars as well. Would it be ok if i featured some of your recepies on my blog with a link back to you? I’d love to spread them around among my clients and readers too.
Many thanks :)
Craig

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214 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 8, 2013

Hi Craig,

If you’ve adapted the recipe feel free to post your version along with a link, but if you haven’t changed the recipe I ask that you do not repost it, but simply link. So glad you enjoyed the bars!! Take care

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215 Craig Hitchens May 8, 2013

Ok great Angela that’s no problem at all will follow that guideline for you. Many thanks for your lovely food. :)

Craig

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216 Yulia May 6, 2013

I am making it right now. I used ready buckwheat flour and added one more banana. Curious to see how it turns out.

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217 Maureen Jones May 7, 2013

Hello
Thanks for the recipes. Where did you buy the gluten free rolled oates please??
I have never seen it in Australia as yet.
Kind regards
Maureen

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218 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 8, 2013

Hi Maureen, Bobs Red Mill makes them – I find them in the natural food section of my grocery store, but you can buy them online too. Good luck!

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219 Summer` May 8, 2013

I made this with agave nectar (had on hand) and I ran my regular sized chocolate chips through my hand crank nut chopper. I’m trying to get used to the crunch of chia seeds in baked goods (I sometimes sub them out for flax, like in your gingerbread), but these are really growing on me. Thanks for the recipe!

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220 Maron May 8, 2013

Where did you purchase the bar pan? I would love one of those.

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221 Daniel May 9, 2013

I can’t do Walnuts, and I think Pecans are an issue too. Do you have a suggestion of a viable alternative? Thanks!

Looking foreword to trying some of your recipes! I keep wanting to eat vegan more but gluten and several nut intolerances have made me shy away…

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222 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 10, 2013

Hi Daniel, What about sliced almonds? I’m sure any nut or seed of your liking would work. Enjoy!

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223 Erin May 10, 2013

I subbed oat flour and honey and they turned out so good. I LOVE them. Highlight of my day so far :)

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224 Aimee May 12, 2013

Just made these before my yoga class (up at 6 AM, who am I?)
yummy!!! I used buckwheat flour instead of groats and it worked just fine. Also agave syrup because that was all I had.

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225 Madison Riley May 12, 2013

These look like the perfect breakfast- yum! Can’t wait to try ’em :)

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226 natalie May 14, 2013

i was looking in whole foods and found organic buckwheat flour in the baking section, will that be okay ?

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227 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 18, 2013

Hi Natalie, Does it say raw or untoasted? If it’s toasted buckwheat flour it will have a more pronounced earthy taste, but Im sure it will work! Let me know how it goes :)

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228 Misti Stephens May 15, 2013

Wow. Angela, these are incredible. I made a batch last night to bring on an a three day trip out of town. My fiance insisted I leave at least a few behind because he loved them so much. I had one for a mid-morning snack today and all of my co-workers were peaking. I get really tired of taking Lara Bars and Cliff Bars on trips, so these were a wonderful substitute. I will absolutely be making them again. Maybe another batch to take on the flight to Ireland in a few weeks??

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229 Lyn Ashby May 16, 2013

This is a great tasting recipe that’s very yummy and healthy. I tried making this for breakfast earlier and my husband and son enjoyed it. I added a little maple syrup for flavor and sweetness!! Thank you for sharing!!

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230 Kinsey May 17, 2013

Just made these awesome bars last week. Unfortunately, we forgot to buy the coconut! They still turned out great though. All of my friends loved them. They beg me to bring them before every softball and soccer practice! Thanks for all the amazing recipes, I’ll continue to make them on my path to veganism.

– Kinsey

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231 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 18, 2013

so glad to hear they turned out even without the coconut! :) Enjoy!

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232 Chiara May 21, 2013

Dear Angela,

I made the banana bread protein bars using oat flour instead of the buckwheat groats one. Also, I substituted the walnuts with pecans and hazelnuts. I was truly amazed of how good this recipe turned out to be. I think these bars are my new favorite snack. Thanks again for sharing it with us.

-Chiara

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233 Liz May 28, 2013

Has anyone used almond meal/flour?

I have a bunch at home and would like to use it to make protein bars without using protein powder and am in search of a recipe so that I can use it up!

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234 Ellary May 29, 2013

I love these! I have been buying bananas like crazy and waiting for them to ripen just right on the counter (impatient!) :-) so I can make another batch! Soooo good!
I subbed wheat bran for the groats – it adds fiber and a bit of hearty texture. I also subbed maple syrup for the brown rice syrup as I have never used brown rice syrup in baking but had plenty of maple syrup on hand!
The first couple batches I made in a big pan, and then cut into bars when cool. The most recent batch I made in a mini-loaf pan (think elongated cupcake wells) and they came out the perfect granola bar size.
Thank you so much for your recipes – they are accessible and easy and delicious! Love your images, too!

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235 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 29, 2013

So glad you enjoyed them Ellary! Thank you so much for your feedback :)

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236 Adriane June 2, 2013

Just made these today and substituted with sunflower butter, almonds and added dried cherries they were SO yummy!

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237 Adriane June 2, 2013

Oh and added a scoop of protein powder:)

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238 Mirinda @makemyplate June 3, 2013

Ahhh delicious! love the ingredients in these as I dont like buying store granola/protein bars as always seem to have hidden sugars/chemicals – could I use coconut oil instead of nectar or is it too different??

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239 Christine June 4, 2013

I made these without chocolate & subbed oat flour. A filling a comfort food snack… It was just right for my mid-afternoon fuel!

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240 Beka June 17, 2013

I made these over the weekend. Super yummy!! Hubby loved them as well. Only extra thing I did was add chopped dates. Thanks for the recipe.

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241 Rikki Simmons June 20, 2013

Hi there! I made these recently and they ROCK! I did substitute with oat flour and they turned out great for anyone who doesn’t have buckwheat groats. They are a wonderful snack for on the go. They keep great in the fridge! Thanks for another awesome recipe!

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242 Nell June 24, 2013

Can I just use buckwheat flour instead of groats and can i use date syrup instead of brown rice x

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243 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 24, 2013

Hey Nell, Buckwheat flour (if made from kasha, which is toasted buckwheat) has a stronger, earthier flavour, so I’m not sure how it would impact the overall flavour of these bars. You can certainly try it! I haven’t tried date syrup in the bars, so it would be an experiment. Let me know how it goes if you try it!

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244 ane June 24, 2013

it looks great ! but i guess its not gluten free because of oats.

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245 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 25, 2013

It is if you use gluten free oats – Bobs red mill is what I use. enjoy!

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246 Maggie @ Sunnyside Up Smile June 24, 2013

Hi Angela! Cooking and baking is so therapeutic for me as well ;) I could honestly do it all day. It’s just so comforting and satisfying to make your own food and then eat it! I am leaving for New York tomorrow and I needed to make some quick and satisfying bars that I could bring on the plane and eat on the go while in the city. After deliberating between all of your delicious looking bars, I finally decided on these and I’m so glad I did! :) I love that they have a subtle banana flavor but it’s not overly strong and the texture is chewy and moist- just like banana bread. I substituted homemade oat flour for buckwheat groats and agave nectar for coconut nectar syrup and they turned out perfect! Thanks for the fabulous recipe. I will be making it again.

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247 Courtney June 25, 2013

Wow, I am obsessed with these, they are so good! I have made a batch a week for the past month. I also just made 2 more batches for my camping trip. Thanks for the great recipes! PS- I have used buckwheat flour in place of the groats… also quinoa flour and they both worked out great :-)

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248 Jim-NYTV June 25, 2013

I made these last week and they were amazing to snack on while on the road for work. I made another batch tonight, adding a scoop of chocolate protein powder into the wet mix and some dried cherries to the dry – thank you for this recipe that I will be sure to make each week!

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249 Dana June 26, 2013

Hi, Thank you for the recipe I cannot wait to try it! I often get confused; Is the recipe calling for half a cup of the groats, then ground? or half a cup of ground groats/flour?

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250 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 26, 2013

it’s calling for 1/2 cup groats – then blend that into a flour. Hope this helps! It should be fairly equal anyway though.

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251 Cory June 30, 2013

My fiancé just said to me: “I have never had a tastier bar…EVER!”

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252 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 1, 2013

WOW, now that’s a compliment! Thank you :)

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253 Angela Sherman July 5, 2013

Just made these – loving them! Instead of the buckwheat flour I used brown rice flour and they turned out great. Thank you so much for all of your healthy recipes!

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254 catherine Wagner July 5, 2013

I made these bars today and they are delicious! The kids thought they were really good, too! I am on a no meat or soy,vegan, no peanut (I used almond butter), no milk dairy diet (anit-inflamation) and need to get my protien. These bars will do the trick! Thanks for the great recipe.

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255 Phoebe Johnson July 8, 2013

I don’t know if anyone’s asked this yet but can you substitute agave nectar for the coconut nectar?

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256 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 9, 2013

Hey Phoebe, I think others have mentioned maple syrup working, so my guess is that agave would be fine too. Goodluck!

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257 Phoebe Johnson July 10, 2013

I tried the agave (even though my roommate had brown rice syrup I didn’t know about) and they turned out amazing! I had to struggle to keep myself from tearing into the batter before they were baked it was so delicious. I’m obsessed with all of your recipes I’ve tried, I haven’t made a single thing from your blog that I haven’t loved.

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258 Mallory July 18, 2013

How long do these keep for? Should they be kept in the fridge?

I live abroad and AC is few and far between…

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259 Monika July 18, 2013

Delicious! My boyfriend loves these so much that usually I make a double batch, they are gone so fast! I was super happy that my local food co-op sells raw (as well as toasted) whole buckwheat groats, and I was excited to try out a new grain/seed, whatever groats are. I used a 3:1 almond butter to peanut butter ratio because I ran out of peanut butter, and they were great still. The flavors are perfect, and they are a great energy bar to grab and go and snack on throughout the day.

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260 Monika July 18, 2013

Oh and I made some of these and brought them to my mom and grandma, (my mom is curious and always trying different health foods), and they loved them too! Great recipe, I would recommend to anyone to make!

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261 Marie July 29, 2013

Thank you for the recipe! it is sooo delicious.
I used oats flour instead of buckwheat groats and coconut milk instead of the nectar syrup.
I also used Almonds and cashew butter.
It worked out great!!!

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262 Jazial July 31, 2013

I made these last night with home made oat flour (rolled oats blasted in the blender really quick) and it turned out fine! I doubled the cinnamon too just for flavour. I love the textures with the walnuts in there. Thanks for the recipe x

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263 Lee Ann Burke August 11, 2013

Love these! So easy and adaptable to whatever I have on hand, almonds, coco nibs, coco powder, flake coconut, ground coconut… delicious!

Thanks for the fantastic recipes! You are my go-to site for inspiration.

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264 TamStar August 22, 2013

I’m excited about this recipe. I’m trying mine with Oat Flour and I’ve added some rice protein powder (because I don’t mind the taste of protein powder). Instead of the rice syrup, I added another banana. They are in the process of being baked, but the batter is already delish! I plan on using this as a post-workout refueling instead of my usually banana with a protein powder drink.

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265 Melissa September 14, 2013

Thank you for all the wonderful recipes. I am trying to bake/cook ahead and freeze many things. Do you know if this is something that will freeeze well?

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266 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 15, 2013

Hey Melissa, I’m sorry I haven’t tried freezing these – I would suggest reading through some of the comments to see if someone has tried it! Good luck

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267 Inés September 15, 2013

I made these today and they taste very good! I used almonds instead of walnuts, raisins instead of chocolate chips and honey in place of the coconut nectar and everything worked out just as in your recipe, even the baking time is right =) Thank you! I am looking forward to eating the rest of these for the next week! =) I like that they actually survive cutting and don’t crumble away like granola bars…and the banana-peanut-honey mixture (from the wet ingredients bowl) tasted fantastically ;-)

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268 Emily September 17, 2013

I just wanted to say I admire your blog so much and I’m so in love with this recipe! My mom made these bars and sent them to me a few weeks after I left for college and they couldn’t be more perfect! It’s so hard to find good nutritious food on campus especially when I have a dairy allergy; these definitely satisfy my sweet tooth! Thanks again!

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269 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 17, 2013

Thanks so much Emily!

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270 Jayson October 3, 2013

Do we know the calorie and macro nutrient breakdown here?

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271 Leesa October 7, 2013

These are awesome! I had to make them nut-free so my kids can take them to school. Instead of walnuts I used pumpkin seed/flax seed mix, and instead of peanut butter I used sunflower seed butter. Fabulous recipe!

I also saw your mention of Organic Garage in a previous comment – I moved out of Oakville last fall, and that is definitely one place I miss…

Thanks Angela for this great protein bar recipe sans protein powder!

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272 Andrea November 10, 2013

Can I use agave syrup for the Banana Bread Bars?

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273 Amber November 25, 2013

Well, I was relatively happy making these until I dropped my mom’s mixing bowl on the floor while scooping it in and breaking it into a million pieces! The recipe, unfortunately, could not be saved. Listening to calming music trying to feel better now :/ Raw batter tasted mighty nice, though!

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274 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 26, 2013

Oh no!! Sending you hugs and better baking vibes for next time :)

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275 Steven November 27, 2013

Your recipe calls for “1/2 cup raw buckwheat groats*, ground into flour.” Another recipe on your website calls for oat groats ground into flour. Why not simply buy buckwheat flour or oat flour rather than grinding my own?

Thanks.

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276 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 29, 2013

Hey Steven, I’ve only seen toasted buckwheat flour (and not raw buckwheat flour) in grocery stores, and they have a very different flavour. Which is why I grind my own raw buckwheat flour at home. :)

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277 Steven November 29, 2013

Just following up, here:

I checked with a staff member at my food co-op (Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, Vt.), and the staff member claimed that Hunger Mountain’s buckwheat flour comes from raw groats. I realize that may mean nothing regarding the offerings at mainstream “grocery stores.” As a general rule, Food Co-ops are much less “truth-challenged” when it comes to labelling. :-)

Thanks for your help.

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278 Steven November 29, 2013

Thank you for your reply, Angela.

I would have assumed that all flours came from raw grains unless otherwise noted, AND that toasted buckwheat flour would be called “kasha flour,” whereas the flour from the raw grain would be called “buckwheat flour.” Further, I buy my food at a food co-op where they are pretty particular about labelling such details. But we know what happens when one assumes, don’t we? So I will look into it and find out. Meanwhile – regarding the other half of my original question – oat flour is RAW oat flour – is it not?

Thanks again. :-)

Steven

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279 Erika January 3, 2014

TOTALLY making these. I love bar recipes, especially with a kick of protein!

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280 Amy January 7, 2014

I don’t know what I’d do without your blog! These are a life saver for someone with diet restrictions but who loves to eat and needs a hearty breakfast or snack on the go. I have substituted oat flour and it works great. I use honey or maple syrup instead of rice syrup, and I use whatever seeds I have around – pumpkin (not as good but ok), flax, chia… and I’m not a coconut fan and they are great without it. Thanks SO MUCH! For someone who really enjoys food but with lots of less-then-desirable restrictions, you’re a blessing!

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281 Amy January 7, 2014

I also substitute sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter… yum!

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282 Katy January 9, 2014

I made this with oat flour and almond butter instead of peanut butter and they turned out great! Everyone (vegan and non) has loved them every time I make them. Awesome recipe!

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283 ann February 7, 2014

Excited to make these. I don’t have rolled oats, but I do have oat groats I can use to make a flour. Would oat flour be ok instead of rolled oats?

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284 Amy March 4, 2014

I almost always use oat flour and it works great! Love these!

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285 Liz March 24, 2014

I made the bars with oat flour only. Tastes – awesome! I’m making another batch for my girlfriend before she get’s home from work today:) Thanks for all the amazing recipes over the last couple years!

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286 Tina March 29, 2014

My family and I are obsessed with this recipe! I have made it many times, and have actually just finished baking a bouble batch! They freeze well.i

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287 Chrissy May 29, 2014

Could only find roasted groats at my grocery store: used those, about a 70/30 mix of honey and maple syrup in place of the coconut/brn rice, and skipped the coconut and they worked beautifully! Delicious and just the right texture for a bar like this. One bite and I think I found a go-to, thank you! :)

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288 Chrissy May 29, 2014

Oh and hazelnuts toasted just beforehand instead of walnuts since I can’t stop baking and cooking with them lately. Yum.

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289 Laura June 15, 2014

Wow, these bars are a real winner! I made them last night and had two after my morning run today and must say they are so tasty, super satisfying and just a perfect little snack. I used raisins in place of the choc chips to make them more breakfast friendly and skipped the extra sweetener (I just added in a splash of water to make up for the missing liquid). It worked out perfectly. They are really good with an extra smear of pb on top, too. ;)
What a great recipe, Ill be sure to make these regularly from now on. Thanks for sharing this here with us!

P.S.: I used buckwheat flour without a problem.

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290 Stacy August 7, 2014

These were A-Mazing! I could have eaten the whole batch right out of the oven. But I saved some for the BF and his kids who also loved them. So did my girlfriend and her kids. Brought them camping in Yosemite with us and shared the with a few people there. They all thought they were great! I am going to make again soon!
I made two small changes. Pecans instead of walnuts because I had them on hand, and I don’t much care for walnuts and agave for the coconut nectar. I can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

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291 Rose October 12, 2014

Thank you for this delicious recipee! I will be sharing with all my vegetarian good food-loving pals here in Australia. Just a note-I used oat flour instead of the buckwheat and honey instead of coconut necter. Also for some extra protein (and deliciousness!) I sprinkled the top with a nut mix of pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. DELICIOUS!!! :)

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292 Peta Ryan October 20, 2014

I made these yesterday using oat flour instead of buckwheat groats and used a combo of rice syrup and agave syrup. They are so good! I’m going to have to hide them from my 2 year old, I Just found him shoving them in his mouth after finding the container. He cried when I took them away which speaks volumes as to how good they are!

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293 Colleen December 2, 2014

Thank you for this recipe. These bars are AWESOME! I used agave instead of brown rice syrup and halved the amount of walnuts and peanut butter to lower the calorie count a bit. (I also used oat flour instead of grouts.)These turned out so well! I’m excited to serve them at a cocktail party I’m hosting tomorrow. A healthy snack will be a nice change.

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294 Jeannie January 8, 2015

Hi- I subbed the buckwheat for 1/2 cup of oats that I ground finely in the food processor. I also used honey instead of the brown rice syrup. All I can say is that these are going to be a morning staple in my house from now on!! So easy and sooo yummy!!

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295 Jess February 24, 2015

Hi! How would I make this recipe without nuts???

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296 Airyfairycelt March 5, 2015

I am unsure what buckwheat groats are.
I have buckwheat flour and love it, use it often. Would that be alright?
I love the idea of a bar to have that I cam munch happily and not feel guilty. I am not keen on sugary, sweet things anyway.
Raisins are sweet and so full of calories. Could I miss out the chocolate and put a seed or two in. I am trying hard to lose weight, just very slowly but go in the right direction.

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297 Monique March 17, 2015

Hi there,

I just have a general question regarding the buckwheat groats. I have a food processor and attempted to ground them but the processor did not like this and all the different attachments I use don’t seem to like them either. So I was just wondering if there was another way that I could ground them or could I soak them and then ground them or will this make the texture too wet? Thanks :)

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298 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 18, 2015

Hi Monique, I always grind my buckwheat groats in my Vitamix – works amazing! Grinds it right into a flour. Hope this helps!

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299 Lois May 6, 2015

Hi

I react with hives to nuts, sesame chia (& traces of).

Is the protein in buckwheat groats the same protein found in the nuts etc mentioned above?

Regards

Lois

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300 Beachgirl56 July 14, 2015

Hi Angela I’ve only got frozen bananas. Will that work or do they need to be fresh?

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301 Kim November 16, 2015

I used oat flour and the bars are amazing!

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302 Sara January 19, 2016

These bars are delicious and so quick to prepare! I have a flight tomorrow and was searching for something tasty to bring on the plane. It is actually in the top results in Google for ‘vegan plane snacks’.. I used almonds instead of walnut, grounded them in the vitamix to a coarse flour.
I actually hid these so nobody eats them before the flight…
Double recipe for a family people!

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303 Jilly February 17, 2016

I make this recipe all the time – love it when I’m craving something sweet which happens every day. I haven’t taken the time to find buckwheat groats. Instead I use almond flour and it turns out great. Looking forward to trying more of your recipes!

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304 Carolyn Christy June 27, 2016

hey quick question! can you grounded up raw buckwheat instead of buckwheat groats for the flour? or are they not interchangeable

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