1 1/2 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup soft butter or margarine 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 3 medium mashed bananas 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cup raw, quick-cooking oats 3/4 cup (total) chopped nuts, raisins, and dates (optional)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease and flour 13x9 inch baking pan.
Sift together: flour, salt, soda and spices, set aside. In large bowl, beat until light and fluffy: butter, sugar, egg. Add bananas and vanilla beat until smooth.
Gradually stir in flour mixture and oats until well combined. (If it seems to be getting a little thick, slowly add about 1/4 cup non-fat milk as needed.) Stir in nuts etc. Bake until golden (about 25 minutes)
I've tried four different oat bar recipes this month. This was the best! I added two egg whites. I also substituted the butter with olive oil and applesauce to make them more diet friendly. Loved them!
Abigail September 23, 2012 COMMENT: How should these be stored?
Guest Foodie May 1, 2012 REVIEW:
I used old fashion oats, just chopped them more fine. came out good.
jackiebk April 19, 2011 COMMENT: I had a question. Does anyone know if you can substitute regular oats for the quick-cooking kind?
Chanwinyee September 21, 2009 REVIEW:
I made this for my friends for breakfast because we carpool to school together. They loved it and so did I! It's so healthy. I halved the recipe and used 1/4 c butter and 1/4 cup apple sauce to lower the calories a bit (a lot) and it ended up being 141 calories per bar! :) I put in pine nuts, walnuts, dates, raisins, and craisins. I hope my parents enjoy the ones I stuck in the fridge. :)
twin mom July 24, 2009 REVIEW:
These are great! I don't know why I wasted my money on boxed breakfast bars before. These are just as delicious and easy to make. I did make some changes as the others did, I used peacans and dates, and added wheat germ for added fiber. I baked then on a cookie sheet so they resembled a "bar"... Enjoy!!
Annabelle October 3, 2007 REVIEW:
Thought the bars were great. I mixed up the recipe a little by adding slivered almonds and craisins. Also, instead of all the flour, I added bran cereal to make them healthier. I must say, they're delicious when frozen!
Mollie August 6, 2007 REVIEW:
These breakfast bars are great, but I made a few substitutions and additions. I used olive oil instead of butter (as I can't eat dairy. Also I added golden flax seeds, toasted sunflower seeds and dried cranberries! They last a long time in the fridge too.
Guest Foodie September 24, 2006 REVIEW:
These had good banana flavor and were just sweet enough. I think they were a tad dry. Maybe some applesauce or another egg would add some moisture. My children loved the bars for breakfast, though.