Banana Oat Bars & Easter Bike Touring

Wandercrush Banana Oat Bars Lake District Touring

Happy, happy Easter Sunday.

My super-non-food-related Final Major Project is rendering these posts fewer and further between, but it does mean that I get to pack more into each one. Today I bring you photographic documentation of a 5-day cycle trip, Windward bananas mashed into oaty energy bars, and collection of freshly laid Lake District eggs to cook over our campfire—with all of that AND the reincarnated Jesus, I can’t think of a better way to transition into the month of April. A very happy holiday indeed!

Wandercrush Banana Oat Bars Lake District Touring

Wandercrush Banana Oat Bars Lake District Touring

Wandercrush Banana Oat Bars Lake District Touring

Wandercrush Banana Oat Bars Lake District Touring

Wandercrush Banana Oat Bars Lake District Touring

Wandercrush Banana Oat Bars Lake District Touring

Wandercrush Banana Oat Bars Lake District Touring

Wandercrush Banana Oat Bars Lake District Touring

Windward Banana Oat Bars

  • 2 windward bananas, ripe and mashed
  • 90g (~¼ cup) honey
  • 1 T chia seeds + 3 T water
  • ½ t vanilla extract
  • 100g (~1 cup) rolled oats
  • 100g (~1 cup) porridge oats
  • 65g (~½ cup) walnuts
  • 50g (~⅓ cup) raisins/sultanas
  • 60g (~⅓ cup) chopped dates
  • 30g (~¼ cup) mixed seeds (flax, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower)
  • ½ t sea salt

Preheat oven to 175ºC/350ºF.
Mash wet ingredients together. The chia seeds should start gelling after a few minutes.
Stir dry ingredients together, then in with the wet until thoroughly combined and sticky.
Spoon into a tray lined with parchment paper and press down into a flat slab.
Bake about 25-35 minutes (depending on the size of the pan and thickness of the bars) until firm and slightly golden on the edges.
Cool for 10 minutes. Slice and carefully transfer onto a wire rack to cool for 10 more minutes.

Wandercrush Banana Oat Bars Lake District Touring

Wandercrush Banana Oat Bars Lake District Touring

Wandercrush Banana Oat Bars Lake District Touring

Wandercrush Banana Oat Bars Lake District Touring

Wandercrush Banana Oat Bars Lake District Touring

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Wandercrush Banana Oat Bars Lake District Touring

Wandercrush Banana Oat Bars Lake District Touring

Wandercrush Banana Oat Bars Lake District Touring

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5 Responses to Banana Oat Bars & Easter Bike Touring

  1. Shu says:

    Damn Irina you take the most stunning photos!

    And that is my idea of a perfect getaway. Arranging next bank holiday now.

  2. Bill Atwill says:

    Irina, I wish you would still be in the UK next year when I’m teaching at Swansea University. Your trips, photos, and chronicles are so inspiring!
    Cheers, Bill

    • wandercrush says:

      Bill, it’s so wonderful to hear from you in this context. I still think so fondly of our time in Maine. I just might be in the UK when you’re teaching here—if so, perhaps it’s time for me to visit Swansea! Otherwise, I’d love to meet up with you if you make it down to London at some point when I’m still milling about. Keep in touch :)

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