New favorite snack bar alert –> Banana Bread Date Nut Energy Bars. This copycat recipe tastes identical to the store-bought version. Just three ingredients, vegan, paleo and no sugar added.
Do you know what makes me really excited?
When you can make one of your favorite store-bought snack bars at home, and they taste identical 😀
I discovered the Banana Bread Larabar flavor during my Whole30 and could not get over how amazing it tasted. I’m a sucker for anything banana bread, so I shouldn’t have been surprised when I became obsessed with that flavor. And the when I read the label to see only three ingredients listed–dates, dried bananas, almonds– it was mind-blowing. Okay, maybe that’s just me? I immediately thought “There must be a way to make this at home… I just need to find some dried bananas.”
I remembered that Trader Joe’s is like a mecca for all dried fruits. They have EV-ERY-THING. If you’re familiar with TJ’s you know what I mean. When I was up in Grand Rapids last month (the closest location to me) I of course had to scope things out in the dried fruits section. I found the beloved dried baby bananas* and I knew that this copycat recipe could happen.