Saturday, April 19, 2014

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars

These oatmeal bars are so good and great for the weekend or to make ahead for weekday breakfast. Also yummy for an afternoon snack. I use coconut sugar in these which has much lower glycemic index than refined sugar and is natural.

  • 2 and 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup almond milk- I like Silk brand because it is non-GMO
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips- I like Sunspire or Enjoy Life brand

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Grease 8x8 square (or 9x9 inch) baking pan with coconut oil or line with parchment paper. Set aside.
Mix together oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add in the milk, vanilla, and egg. Mix together until evenly combined. Add mashed bananas, peanut butter, and chocolate chips. Stir well.
Pour the mixture into the pan and bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and cut into bars.

I think these would be just as delicious without the chocolate chips. Try it if you want less sugar.

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