Recipes

Banana Oat Bars

April 15, 2016

Ingredients:

banana

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Frozen berries or fruit of choice
Maple syrup
Chia or flax seeds
Vanilla
Rolled oats
Baking powder
Banana

Directions:

Jam
Add 2 cups frozen fruit of choice and 2 Tbsp. maple syrup to saucepan. Heat until fruit releases liquid, stirring and breaking apart. Add 2 Tbsp. chia/flax seeds and 1 tsp. vanilla and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Bars
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line an 8×8” baking dish with aluminum foil, sprayed with non-stick spray. Place 1 cup rolled oats into food processor and pulse until resembles flour. Transfer those oats to a blender/mixer and add 1 more cup rolled oats, 2 ripe bananas, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1/4 cup maple syrup, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix until dough forms. Transfer 2/3 dough to baking pan. Spoon jam over top. Spread remaining dough on top of that. Bake for 30 minutes.

Recipe credit: Cabarrus Health Alliance

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