Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Banana Bars

My Costco bananas were really ripe and ready to become a baked good of some sort. My boys asked for banana bread but I wanted to try something different. I found a recipe for banana oat bars. It's a healthy treat and the boys especially loved this because of the sweet chocolate chips. Delicious!


Healthy? Yeah, I think so!

Sweet stuff...because everybody needs a little chocolate in their diet. :)

Banana Bars

Yield: 8x8", 16 squares

  • 3 med-large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 c quick oats
  • 1/3 c flour
  • 1/3 c flax seeds
  • 1/2 tbs cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 c chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c dried cranberries
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In large bowl, combine bananas, vanilla and apple sauce.
  3. In another bowl, mix oats, flour, flax seeds, cinnamon, salt and baking powder until combined well.
  4. Add to banana mixture and mix well. Gently fold in chocolate and cranberries.
  5. Press mixture into prepared 8x8" dish.
  6. Bake for 30 mins. Let cool 5-10 mins then cut into 12 bars.
Source: Adapted from steph chows.

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