(Hummingbird) Pineapple Banana Chia Bars
With pineapple, banana, pecans, and cinnamon, these hummingbird pineapple banana chia bars are a date-based healthier snack that’s sure to please! The traditional flavors of the classic Southern hummingbird cake combine wonderfully in these vegan snack bars that have a texture similar to a Larabar.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
- 8 whole pitted Medjool dates
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1/4 cup dried pineapple
- 1/4 cup banana chips
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Add all ingredients to the bowl of a food processor and process in 15-20 second increments, or until the mixture becomes cohesive and holds its shape when you press on it. You may need to scrape down the sides periodically to ensure all of the ingredients are being incorporated.
Turn out mixture onto a sheet of plastic wrap, then place another layer of plastic wrap over top. Press the mixture into a rectangular shape about 1/2"-thick. Pay extra attention to pressing on the sides so that it all holds together well. Once shaped, wrapped the ends of the plastic around it and place in the refrigerator.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until it has firmed up nicely. Slice into eight bars, then store in the refrigerator.
You can sub in walnuts for a portion (or even all!) of the pecans here - the texture will be the same.
If you're crazy for cinnamon, you can add a little more than what the recipe calls for. The flavor isn't super strong in the finished product as-is.
Serving: 1bar | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 4.5g | Sugar: 20g | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.9mg