Banana Oat Bars

by Jenn (eating bender) on April 24, 2008

I am desperately trying to fix my camera – it works fine but when it’s time to download my pictures, it says all the files are corrupt :( I had an entire spread of step-by-step pictures for my Banana Oat Bars. For now, I’ll just show you the final product:

I looked up recipes for banana bread, scones and muffins. I knew I wanted bananas as the key ingredient – what I ended up with was an oaty, doughy, chewy and naturally sweet treat :mrgreen:

I added raisins and chocolate chips to a portion of the dough (again, imagine step-by-step pictures inserted here). The rest I left plain. I even had pictures of banana “marshmallows” – darn it!

Here is my recipe:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup dry oats
  • 2 tbsp. Promise light
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • 2 ripe mashed banana
  • 1 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Preheat the oven to 400*. Mix first seven ingredients together in a large bowl. Mix banana and brown sugar together in a separate bowl. Alternate adding banana mixture and almond milk to dry ingredients. Mix until moist. I then spread the dough out on a flat baking pan (covered with Silpat) and added the raisins and chocolate chips to one corner of the dough “rectangle.” I baked it for 10 minutes so the bottom was just slightly brown.

I cut the dough into eight squares that are roughly 100 calories each. By the time I scraped the batter bowl clean and tried a piece I was very full!

Earlier at the gym I did my arm workout, and I also made a Very Berry smoothie once I got home. I had a picture of that too but…you know.

I’m going to say this experiment in the kitchen was a success. The bars have a very unique, indescribable taste – I personally really like them because of the doughy texture and the sweetness of the bananas. The oats add an extra layer of texture and fun :)

I hope to have the pictures to show for my culinary creation soon! Hope everyone has a great night!

Sweet dreams :)

1 VeggieGirl April 24, 2008 at 9:09 pm

Your banana-oat bars look and sound incredibly satisfying and delicious – YUM!!!

You definitely had kitchen-successes today!

2 hk April 24, 2008 at 9:14 pm

OOOOH, these look good! I like the looks of a recipe, glad it was a success!

3 Romina April 24, 2008 at 10:33 pm

Those look incredible! And I love how you use unsweetened vanilla almond milk… my favorite!

4 lindzakins921 April 25, 2008 at 7:46 am

Definitely looks like a success 😉

Sorry to hear about your camera issues, that is such a pain when that happens!

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