Nutty Banana Power Bars

Nutty Banana Power Bars

Tom and I are training for the A1A (Fort Lauderdale) Half Marathon next month and we’re getting to that point in our training where I get really, really hungry in the afternoon. I’m not talking about your typical afternoon snack craving. I’m talking full-on hunger pangs with embarrassing stomach grumbling. The kind that always happens during a quiet lull in your meeting and makes your co-workers giggle. Like I said – embarrassing.

I needed to take action. I needed a snack. Something that was filling and nutritional, but also tasty. These Nutty Power bars are it. They’re really similar to my homemade granola bars, but I added more nuts and peanut butter and omitted the brown rice cereal to keep them dense and nutritionally packed. I love how sticky salty and chewy these are. Just perfect for marathon training, regular snacking and keeping my tummy quiet during meetings.

17 Comments

  1. What is your training schedule? I’ve always wanted to do one but haven’t found the time to properly train.

  2. Hi Amanda – I’m following this training plan. Yoga on Monday, run on Tuesday, weights & core training on Wednesday, run on Thursday, rest Friday, cross-training Saturday, long run on Sunday.

    Can you tell why I’m hungry? :)

  3. Omg, I totally agree. I find that towards the end of the week, when I play tennis more I am full on hungry nearly every two hours. These look like the perfect snack to tide me over. Thanks!

  4. these looks wonderful and easy!

  5. Thanks for the great recipe.
    loved your description of who you are which included a grocery store junkie. i didn’t realize that i was very much that way too as I love going to ethnic stores on Saturday morning and spending hours checking out ingredients and trying new dishes with those ingredients. Living in the Toronto GTA provides a an immensely rich opprotunityt for that ( Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Ethopian, Japanese, Eastren Europen, Jewish,Korean, Greek, West-Indian..the list is expansive.) I am an ethnic store junkie.

  6. I’ve recently started to make “energy” bars in an effort to avoid noshing and eat healthier. This is the recipe I’ve made a few times: http://havecakewilltravel.com/2008/09/09/a-pumpkin-walks-into-a-molasses-bar/ . I sub honey for the molasses and add in 1/3 cup of pepitas and 1 heaping TB of flax meal.

    I’m looking forward to trying this recipe with a few modifications; I’m allergic to almonds.

    I volunteered at one of the water stations for the A1A marathon a few years back. It’s an awesome run by the water. Good luck!

    Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Oh, I should add that you might want to consider adding in the vanilla extract after you heat it so that it doesn’t evaporate out.

  8. seems good going to try ot

  9. THese look great– perfect quick in between meal/workout snack. I love that they are easy to prepare too. I’m going to give these a try! Thx!

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  12. Just stumbled across your blog via a rabbit trail of other food blogs. What a fabulous-sounding recipe! I’m a runner and therefore food-lover, and this sounds like it would certainly “hit the spot” after a hard workout…or to prevent the “rumble” in an afternoon meeting. :)

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  14. Wow – this is my third comment in a matter of minutes. Um…a little embarassed here. DORK ALERT!Meh – whatever. I teach group exercise classes and have a special class coming up. Wanted to make some kind of healthy treat to give the peeps who come to my class and I think I just found it. These would be perfect.

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