Banana Bars - Calorie Guesses?

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    Banana Bars - Calorie Guesses?


    I made these the other day, they came out good, I'm just wondering if anyone knows how many calories, fat, etc. they think may be in it?

    I used EVOO, next time around I'm going with coconut. For a sweetener I went with agave syrup.

    Ingredients / Directions:
    Combine in a blender (or mash and mix by hand):
    2 Tbsp flax seeds (grind in blender or coffee grinder first) or 3 Tbsp pre-ground flax
    3 large very ripe bananas (about 1 1/2 c)
    1/4 - 1/3 c oil or melted butter (coconut oil tastes great)
    1/4 c unsweetened apple or white grape juice concentrate (or maple syrup, or agave syrup)
    2 - 4 tsp vanilla

    Combine Separately:
    2 c large flake / old fashioned oats rolled (for gluten-free use gluten-free oats)
    1/4 - 1/2 tsp salt
    2 tsp cinnamon
    *1/8 - 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

    Mix wet with dry. Then add:
    1/2 c walnuts (chopped roughly)
    1/2 c dates (chopped roughly)
    *2 Tbsp candied ginger or candied orange peel (chopped finely) OR 1 tsp finely grated lemon or orange zest
    *1/3 c dark chocolate chips OR 2 ounces of dark chocolate (chopped roughly)

    *optional ingredients

    (If you have the time, let the batter sit for 10 minutes or longer.)

    Grease a medium-sized pan and press mixture in. Bake in a pre-heated
    oven at 350 for about 40 minutes. Allow to cool at least 10 minutes
    before cutting.

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    put it in fitday
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    Sounds yummy! I do bananna bread with oats and flax. 3 nannas and a whole stick butter. Think the recipe says around 220 cals a slice. But i slice mine around an inch thick.HAHA

    If your working out 4-5 days a week I wouldn't sweat it.
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    Yeah use fitday and put in each ingredient and the amounts. Then total the macros for the entire batch. Then divide the totals by the number of bars you cut them into.

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