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Banana-Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

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Rating: 5/5
8 reviews

ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   24

recipe id: 16622
Banana-Oatmeal Breakfast Bars Recipe
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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)

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162 calories, 7 grams fat, 23 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams protein per bar.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Snowed in at the inn ;) and the kids were anything but happy campers. No Xbox and no cable make the Johnsons go bananas! It may have been freezing outside, but this sassy family had a serious case of cabin fever. Board games, party games, crafts, nothing seemed to help. We had one trick left up our sleeves: a seriously stocked fridge. this would be no ordinary meal. We would not be put into boxes such as 'dinner' or 'breakfast.' No, this was going to be food as art, entertainment, leisure and love. We leapt online and ran smack dab into this recipe on our first search. Was it the chosen ingredients? google? fate? We weren't here to ask questions -- we were here to cook! this recipe was so fast and easy that our cocker spaniel Woofus Roofus could have leant a paw, but i had a feeling that things would get hairy if he did, so we got to cookin (good lookins), and about 35 minutes later we gave the treat, ohhhh, 3 minutes to cool before we dug in and burned ourselves to cool off. How, you ask? Well let me tell you, there's no cure for cabin fever like CD Kitchen's Banana-Oatmeal Breakfast Bars!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
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!

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How should these be stored?

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I used old fashion oats, just chopped them more fine. came out good.

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I had a question. Does anyone know if you can substitute regular oats for the quick-cooking kind?

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
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. :)

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
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!!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
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!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
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.

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REVIEW: 3 star recipe rating
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.

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