Thursday, November 19, 2015

Banana Breakfast Bars

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.


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