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YUMMY BANANA OAT BARS

DESCRIPTION

Think "Hearty Oatmeal on the Go"… if you add dark chocolate, no one will believe you that they could actually be good for you!  Little hands love to make these too!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats (* grind all/some of the oats for a different texture)
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup raisins or chopped dates – hydrated in hot water, drained and pureed
  • 2 large, ripe bananas – mashed
  • (Optional) ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

* Add-ins: dark chocolate chunks, nuts, seeds, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, apples

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl
  3. Press into a loaf pan or 9x9 pan and bake 10-12 minutes or until set
  4.  Cool on a wire rack
  5. When cool, slice into desired shape (squares or bars)