Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
These can be eaten for breakfast or anytime. Kids will eat them before the realize how much oatmeal they contain.
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 cup soft butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 3 -4 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 cups raw quick-cooking oats
- 3⁄4 cup nuts (optional) or 3⁄4 cup dried fruit (optional)
- Combine flour, salt, soda and spices and set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and egg until fluffy.
- Add bananas and vanilla beat until smooth.
- Gradually stir in flour mixture and oats until well combined.
- If using fruit or nuts, add them now.
- Pour into a grease 9x13 baking pan.
- Bake at 425° for about 25 minutes or until golden.
This was good! My daughter and her friend enjoyed them. Next time I will make it as muffins instead.
This is a big hit in our house! I use 4 large bananas, 1 cup flour, 2 cups oats, replaced the butter and egg with 1 cup unsweetened applesauce, skipped the sugar completely, and doubled the spices- in other words, no fat, no processed sugar, just fruit and oaty goodness. Both the 10 y/o and the two grandbabies 2 1/2 and 1 1/2 think they are wonderful for both breakfast and snacks. A definite keeper.
I've been searching for a healthy-ish grab and go breakfast bar for my kids. Of the recipes I've tried, these have been the biggest hit. My substitutions have been old fashioned oats (not the quick cooking ones) and whole wheat flour. They are a bit dense but I actually like them like that and they aren't as crumbly once cooled. My younger girls like them with chocolate chips sprinkled on top (before baking) and my older girls like them baked plain but smeared with Nutella before eating. (go figure - lol) Excellent recipe in my opinion. Thank you for sharing!!! <3