Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
These banana oatmeal breakfast bars are a perfect example of using the natural sugar in fruit to create a sweet and delicious dish. They are a big hit with kids and adults and make an awesome high fiber and protein make-ahead breakfast, snack, or healthy dessert. They’re easy to make, and the batter tastes like a healthier version of chocolate chip cookie dough.
- 3 very ripe bananas
- 2 cups rolled oats (use wheat/gluten-free, if needed)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or use any variety of milk you have
- 1/4 cup almond butter or use any nut or seed butter
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 - 3 Tbsp. cocoa nibs or use mini chocolate chips, raisins, or chopped dried apricots
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 8 x 8-inch square pan with coconut oil or nonstick cooking spray.
In a medium mixing bowl, mash the bananas using a potato masher or fork and stir in the remaining ingredients.
Smooth the batter into the baking dish and bake it for 17 – 20 minutes until it is firm and starting to turn golden brown.
Let it cool, cut it into squares and serve it immediately or store tightly covered for up to 3 days, or freeze the bars for up to 3 months.
Nutritional Information per Serving (% based upon Daily Values): Calories 170, Total Fat 7g, 10.5%, Saturated Fat 1.5g, 6.5%, Cholesterol 0mg, 0%, Sodium 166mg, 7%, Carbohydrate 25g, 8.5%, Dietary Fiber 3.5g, 14%, Sugar 6g, Protein 4g
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