Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Banana Oat Bars

Banana Oat Bars

Makes 10 bars.

A perfect on-the-go, healthy breakfast!
Slightly adapted from: Steph Chows

2-3 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1-1/2 cups)
1 t. vanilla extract
1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce
2 c. quick oats
1/3 c. whole wheat flour
1/3 c. flax seed (or, as I used, oat bran)
1/3 c. coconut, optional
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. fine grain sea salt
1 t. baking powder
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1/3 c. raisins, dried cranberries, or dried fruit of your choice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine bananas, vanilla extract, and applesauce. Stir in cinnamon, salt, and baking powder; then stir in flax seeds and coconut. Add in whole wheat flour and oats. Lastly, fold in chocolate chips and raisins.

Pour batter into a greased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Cut into bars.

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