Recipe

Banana Oat Bars

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Recipe Information

Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 20 bars

Moist and delicious, these banana oat bars are likely to become a fast favorite.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup whole rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and white and brown sugars. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Fold in the mashed banana.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder, then fold that into the wet mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Spread into the prepared pan and bake 25 minutes, until set. Cool before cutting into squares.

Serving Suggestion

These oat bars are delicious when served with a fruit smoothie, vanilla yogurt, bananas, coffee or Chai tea, and make a nice midday snack or sweet breakfast option.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 354, Fat: 19 g, Cholesterol: 61 mg, Sodium: 240 mg, Carbohydrate: 45 g, Dietary Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 3 g