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!
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.