Banana and chocolate energy bars

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 mins plus cooling
  • Total time: 35 mins plus cooling

Makes: 20


2 small ripe bananas, mashed
120g low fat yogurt
2 medium Waitrose British Blacktail free range eggs, beaten
50g clear honey
100g dates, chopped
50g Jordans natural wheatgerm
100g Duchy Originals from Waitrose organic stoneground wholemeal
plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
250g rolled oats
3 tbsp sunflower seeds
75g dark chocolate, chopped


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Line a 23 x 32cm baking tin with baking parchment.

2. Mix together the bananas and yogurt, then stir in the eggs and honey until well blended.

3. Add the dates, wheatgerm, flour, baking powder and rolled oats and stir together well. Fold in the sunflower seeds and chopped chocolate.

4. Spread the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 25 minutes until nicely browned and cooked through. Cut in half lengthways, then cut into bars. Leave to cool completely on a wire rack.