Yummm...I really like these. I'm not gonna lie, they do taste healthy, but in a good way. Just sweet enough to be enjoyable and just the right balance of PB and banana flavors. I had to bake mine for about 35 mins., I used two smaller bananas that were on the edge. I'm looking forward to having one for breakfast with coffee. Thanks for posting the recipe.
I absolutely love this recipe, I found it on pinterest about a year ago and have made it several times since! They are so easy and quick to make! These are about 120 calories per square (and the squares are big!), are high in protein and fiber, and low in sugar and fat. I love to eat them for breakfast or as a post work-out snack. If you want to make them a little more yummy drop a few spoonfuls of strawberry jam on top before baking and they become PB&J bars! YUM!
These are really good. I added in some ground flax seed and raisins to make them even healthier.
I have made quite a few breakfast bars through the years. This is the 1st I feel has the perfect flavor and such a satisfying consistency! I couldn't believe they were even better hours later than right out of the oven! The texture became PERFECT! Just enough bite! The second time I made them I made a double batch. I used one banana but since it was a double batch and I only had one banana I used apple sauce in the same measurement (appx.) I LOVED the applesauce /banana batch so much more because it tempered the banana flavor just enough so I could taste more nut flavor! Perfect now! I highly rec a double batch with 1/2 applesauce + 1/2 banana! I believe these are going to be an almost daily breakfast for our family. Oh-- I once added 1/2 handful of milk choc chips to a double batch--- just enough to make it wow without adding too much choc. It didn't detract from the oat bar at all and didn't make me wish for more choc either.
I am so happy I stumbled upon this recipe after searching for something like this for weeks. There is a smilier square at a bake shop my husband likes and he has been bugging me for a while to recreate it. It turned out well, but whatever you do, do not add flour of any kind! I thought, oh a smidgen won't hurt.. how wrong I was I had to bake them for fifteen extra minutes and it just wasn't worth it. I think next time I will substitute honey for the peanut butter though to make it more similar to the bake shops square.
I modified this recipe by exchanging agave nectar for the brown sugar (same amount), and baking in mini muffin tins (same temp, about 15-20 minutes). Also before baking, I place one chocolate chunk chip on each muffin and when they come out of the oven, spread it over the top to create a sort of chocolate "frosting", but still with only minimal added sugar. Be sure to freeze as they go bad quickly, but they are wonderful morning treats with coffee.
Not only were these delicious, but also very healthy, I sprinkled in some protein granola, but protein powder would also work, I also substituted the brown sugar with 6 packets of Splenda and used 1% milk!
eh, they were pretty bland. also, they had a weird texture that didnt work well.
Delicious as written... Even better with a few mini chocolate chips (I left out the cinnamon when adding chocolate). Great breakfast or after school snack for the kids!
I'm sorry, but I really wasn't a fan of these. They seemed kind of bland. I used 2 small bananas and dark brown sugar since that's what I had. I also had to bake them an extra 10+ minutes. They weren't horrible, but I probably won't make them again. I'm taking them to a party, so we'll see if others like them.