These are a mix of banana bread, granola bar, and brownie. They are pretty good if I do say so myself. I was reintroducing chocolate and cocoa powder when I made these so I added cocoa powder to the original recipe, but I supposed you could leave that out if you wanted to. But really, who doesn’t like chocolate?
• 2 cups rolled oats
• 3-4 medium bananas, mashed (approximately 2 cups)
• 1/2 cup SunButter (or whatever nut butter you want)
• 1/2 – 1 cup allergy friendly chocolate chips
• 1/4 cup cocoa powder
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9×9 inch baking dish with aluminum foil. Grease slightly with oil of your choice (I used olive).
2) In a large mixing bowl mash bananas then add the SunButter and mix well. Add the rolled oats and cocoa powder, mix well. Add chocolate chips and stir to combine. If batter is too thin feel free to add more oats. If batter is too dry feel free to add more mashed bananas.
3) Pour batter into the greased baking dish and press down evenly. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until firm in the center. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before slicing into bars.
1) If you do add the cocoa powder, be prepared to use more banana as the cocoa will dry out the mixture.
2) These bars will last in the fridge for 5 days, but they’ll be gone before then. Trust me.
These Oat Bars were adapted from this recipe to meet the TED Reintroduction Phase qualifications.