Crockpot Coconut Banana Bars

Crockpot Coconut Banana Bars

Crockpot Coconut Banana Bars – If you are looking for a new healthy recipe for tasty energy or snack bars, look no more! I think you will a be amazed how easy these Coconut Banana Bars are. No need to heat up the kitchen with a hot oven when you can bake these healthy dessert bars right in the crockpot or slow cooker! These bars will make it to your best, easy, healthy, snack list! These Coconut Banana Bars are a good alternative to cookies and your kids will love them! You can also enjoy this healthy bar recipe for breakfast or dessert!

Crockpot Coconut Banana Bars

Crockpot Coconut Banana Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup banana, ripe, mashed
  • 2 cups dates, chopped (soaked and drained)
  • ¾ – 1 cup nuts, chopped
  • ⅓ cup coconut, shredded
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • Cooking spray

Directions

  1. Soak the dates 5 – 10 minutes in water, then drain. Soak drier dates longer and softer dates for less time.
  2. Spray a crockpot or slow cooker with cooking spray.
  3. In a bowl mix together the mashed banana, drained dates, nuts, and salt.
  4. Stir in the oats.
  5. Spread the mixture in the bottom of the crockpot.
  6. Using a fork or knife, pull the mixture about ¼ inch away from the sides of the crockpot.
  7. Cover the crockpot with 2 layers of paper towels and cover with the lid.
  8. Bake on low for about 2 – 2½ hours or until the edges start to brown. Cool 5 – 10 minutes.
  9. Cut into bars. Serve warm or cooled.

NOTES

  • Instead of paper towels, you can cover the crockpot with a dish towel that has not been cleaned with a fabric softener.
  • Make sure to use Quick Oats and not Old Fashioned Oats.

Thanks so much to Cooking Lessons for Dad for the great video and for the delicious Crockpot Coconut Banana Bars recipe.

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