Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal Bars

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This is the perfect breakfast for those days when you really want a muffin but need something hearty and healthy like oatmeal. For the best flavor use a very ripe banana. Any fruit can be substituted for the banana, including dried fruit (cranberries!) and nuts. The bars are great the next day, too. Once cool, put the bars into the fridge, then pop them in the microwave for a few seconds before eating.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats

  • 1 ¼ cups 2% milk

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 over-ripe banana, mashed

  • 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking dish.

  2. Beat applesauce and white sugar together in a bowl. Add oats, milk, eggs, baking powder, and salt to applesauce mixture; beat until evenly mixed. Stir banana into oat mixture. Pour batter into prepared baking dish.

  3. Stir brown sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl; sprinkle mixture over banana batter.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until firm, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before slicing into bars.

Cook's Note:

You can still make this with a just-ripe banana or any other low sugar fruit, but you'll probably need to add some brown sugar and vanilla to bump up the flavor.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

300 Calories
5g Fat
55g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 300
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 323mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 140mg 11%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 334mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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