I frequently make scrambled eggs for breakfast. Thanks to the ever-changing moods of my little diners, there are some days I get zero eggs and other days I eat all three. Add that to some discarded clementine sections and a few soggy cheerios and I have quite the balanced breakfast. Feast or famine in the life of a mom.
These breakfast bars, however, are always a hit. They are easy to make, using just one bowl and a baking dish. They are healthy, containing no added sugar. Best of all, they taste like banana bread. We're lucky if a batch lasts us two days.
Banana Breakfast Bars
recipe modified from Crazy for Crust
2 medium bananas; the riper, the better
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (I use whole wheat pastry flour)
1 cup old fashioned oats
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8x8 pan with parchment or cooking spray.
In a large bowl, mash bananas.
Stir in coconut oil.
Add egg and vanilla.
Stir in salt, baking soda, flour and oats.
Spread in pan.
Bake for 18-22 minutes. Cool completely before slicing.