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 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.