banana parfait1
2 ripe medium bananas
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup toasted wheat or oat cereal
3 cups chopped fresh fruit, or fresh berries

Place bananas in a medium bowl.
Add lemon juice.
Mash and stir bananas and lemon juice until the mixture is the texture desired.
Assemble parfaits in short, wide glasses in alternating layers of mashed banana, cereal, and fruit until all is used up.
Serve immediately.

Serves 4

Note: For added protein, substitute one cup of silken tofu for one of the bananas.

banana oat bars

 

 

 

 

3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 cups old fashion oats
1/4 cup almond milk
1/2 cup raisins
water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350°

Grease and flour, or use baking spray, a 7 inch x 11 inch glass baking dish.

Put raisins in a small bowl and cover with warm water for 10 minutes, then drain.
Combine and mix all of the ingredients thoroughly, including raisins, in a large bowl.
Spoon into baking dish.
Spread evenly.
Bake 20 minutes.
Remove from oven.
Let cool on a rack, then cut into squares/bars

Yields 12 squares

Notes:  Can be baked in an 8 inch square baking dish.
Add 10 minutes to baking time.

Can substitute an apple or pear, chopped and blended with 2 tablespoons water (using 1/3 cup) for the unsweetened applesauce.

1 soft, mashed banana
3/4 cup rolled oats (not instant)
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
1/4 cup craisins, reconstituted in water, then drained
2 tablespoons unsalted almond, peanut or your favorite nut butter

Preheat oven to 350°

Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium-size bowl. Spoon by tablespoon onto a cookie sheet fitted with parchment paper. Flatten each mound slightly.
Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool on a rack.

Makes 9 – 12 cookies

Note: Chocolate chips may be substituted for the craisins. Nuts can be roasted whole, then chopped, for a more intense flavor. Great breakfast treat!

1 cup almond milk, or other non-dairy milk
1/2 cup rolled oats, old fashion or quick
1 T. protein powder
1 T. powdered peanut butter
1 t. ground flax seed
1/2 t. fresh, diced ginger, optional raisins, dried cherries, dried peaches, sliced bananas, optional

Mix almond milk with oats. Bring to a boil, stir. Lower heat to medium low and cover. Let it stand for 3 minutes. Stir in dried fruits, if using. Serve with sliced bananas, if using.

Serves 1

Note: Cereal can be eaten raw. Mix ingredients in a large glass measuring cup. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
4 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup dried cranberries, soaked in hot water to cover, then drained
1 cup walnuts or pecans, toasted (or not)

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Lightly grease muffin tins or use paper cupcake liners.
In a medium-size bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and
salt together.
In a large bowl, beat the sugar and oil together, then
add the mashed bananas. Stir in the water and vanilla and
mix thoroughly. Add the flour mixture, along with the
drained cranberries and nuts. Stir to mix.
Fill each muffin tin halfway with the batter. Bake for 20-30 minutes,
until they are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Yields 24 medium muffins

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1/2 cup Earth Balance vegan buttery stick, or another non-dairy substitute
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons Ener G egg replacer
4 tablespoons water
1 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup nondairy sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Grease a 9 X 13 inch pan or a Bundt pan with cooking spray and dust lightly with flour.
In an electric mixer or food processor, cream vegan buttery stick and sugar until thoroughly mixed.
Whisk until dissolved completely, the Ener G egg replacer and water.
Then add to the sugar mixture.
Beat until light and fluffy.
Add the bananas, vanilla and sour cream. Mix on medium speed.
Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
Add to the banana mixture.
Pour into prepared pan. Smooth batter evenly.
Bake for 30 minutes or until top lightly golden. Do not over-bake.

Note: Can be frosted with a Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting, if desired.

Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting

If using all purpose flour, for every cup of flour, remove 2 tablespoons of flour.