Are you looking for a snack or breakfast that is sweet, nutritious and full of fiber? Try these banana date bars, with a touch of light brown sugar and tons of flavor. The bars are made of simple ingredients that most people have in the kitchen, with the exception of dates, which have a long shelf life.
The first time I made these bars, I made the mistake of thinking the dates were pitted, when they weren’t. This was an error, since biting into a bar with a pit is no fun! After soaking the dates, make sure to take out the pits.
Also, the first time I made these bars, I added no sugar, but I felt the bars needed a little more sweetness. The second time I made these, I added raisins and 3-4 tablespoons of light brown sugar, which added just the right amount of sweetness and texture to the bars.
Since these bars are vegan, they are perfect for a child who is on a dairy free diet. They are also perfect for a parent on the go!
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