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Banana & Coconut Granola Bars AKA Chunky Monkey Granola Bars

Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Soya-free, Refined Sugar-free
4.20 from 5 votes
Author Vicki Montague, FreeFromFairy


  • 100 g nuts of your choice
  • 50 g dessicated coconut
  • 25 g sunflower seeds
  • 25 g pumpkin seeds
  • 80 g coconut oil - melted
  • 175 g gluten-free oats
  • 2 bananas - mashed (weighing about 300g when peeled)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 drops stevia or a sweetnener of your choice to taste - optional


  • Place the nuts, seeds and coconut on a small baking tray and roast in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees (160 degree fan) for 5-10 minutes or until turning brown
  • Meanwhile in a large bowl, mash or puree the bananas along with the cinnamon and sweetener if using
  • Add the melted coconut oil to the banana mixture along with the oats. Stir well
  • Once the nut and seed mixture is toasted, add it to the mixture and stir to combine
  • Line the baking tray with greaseproof paper and spread the mixture out, pushing it firmly down to make sure it sticks together
  • Bake for 15 - 18 minutes until golden
  • Leave to cool before cutting into slices and storing in an airtight container