Banana Oat Bars

Making healthy snacks instead of purchasing them can truly extend a grocery bill! While I do prefer more than anything to make homemade Lara bars for my children or for myself, this recipe includes oats and ripe bananas to further extend our grocery budget and offer a less-fat, higher-fiber snack. Oats are naturally gluten free, but for true gluten allergies, you will want to make sure that you purchase oats with a certified Gluten Free oats to ensure no cross-contamination in the processing facilities.

Banana Oat Bars

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Sweet enough for dessert, healthy enough for breakfast

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond butter (nut allergy? Substitute coconut oil or cocoa butter instead)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or coconut nectar
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 3 cups organic oats, coarsely ground
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all the wet ingredients (peanut butter, agave, mashed bananas)
  3. Add the dry ingredients (oats, cinnamon, sea salt) until thoroughly combined.
  4. Pour container into an 8×8 glass dish (no need to pre-grease)
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, until the edges reach a golden brown color.
  6. Allow to set for 10 minutes before cutting into bars. Makes 16 square bars.
  7. Enjoy! Store at room temperature in a covered container or well-sealed bag.

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