Banana Molasses Granola Bars

1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I like almonds or hazelnuts)
1/4 cup desiccated coconut
3 tablespoons white sesame seeds

1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (2 medium bananas)
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons coconut oil (alternatively olive oil)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup cranberries

Yields ca. 8
Preheat oven to 160C/325F. Line wide loaf tin with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine oats, nuts, coconut and sesame seeds. Set aside.
In small bowl, combine mashed banana, molasses, oil and vanilla. Add wet to dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Stir in cranberries.

Transfer batter to prepared loaf tin. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until top is golden brown. Let cool completely on wire racks. Cut into bars. Keep refrigerated or freeze for up to a month.

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