I used unsweetened banana chips and left out the oat bran. I don't think it would have come together very well with it. Kind of crumbly but the taste is very good. I got 16 bars and only baked 45 - 47 minutes at 300.
At 355 calories and 49 carbs you might as well eat the hummingbird cake !
I have just made these and agree with previous reviewer. They are super tasty but mine are very crumbly and even the ones which aren't crumbled will not survive my tennis bag or diaper bags I hoped to put them in. I've done granola bars before which called for condensed milk to bind and much prefer the ingredients here but need some help figuring out how to bind them better!
Before you begin following this recipe you should note an error in the bowl sizes specified. The dry ingredients are to be mixed in a large bowl and the sugar and syrups in a small one. The recipe is tasty, not overly sweet but crumbled upon cutting such that I obtained only 15 bars and 1 bowl of granola. I used Kashi Go-Lean for the cereal and substituted grape seed oil for the olive oil. In addition, my calculated macronutrient values differed from the magazine's. My recipe has (per bar) 208 Cal, 4.5 g protein, 25 g total carbs (12 g sugars), and 11.7 g total fat (4.5 saturated). Looking forward to seeing if anyone has a fix for the crumbling problem.