Really great and healthy, perfect pre-run breakfast or for a quick snack.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch baking dish
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Mix oats, bananas, carrots, apple, applesauce, and peanuts together in a bowl; spread into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

124 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 20g; fat 4g; sodium 10.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (75)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2016
I just made these bars, I did change the recipe a little bit. I added walnuts instead of the peanuts, and one large carrot instead of two. I also sprinkled some cinnamon on top. These bars were delicious, not sure why the dislike by other: to each there own I guess. Good job, plus I am glad now I don't have over-ripened bananas. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/29/2016
I feel a little bad leaving such a poor rating, but I had a hard time eating these. I did not find them to be good at all, though perhaps that is a matter of taste given the other two positive reviews here. I decided to try making these as a grab-and-go breakfast as I am working on being healthier, but had to force myself to eat them throughout the week (I felt bad just throwing them away and wasting all the ingredients after spending so much time grating them). For anyone interested in trying this recipe, perhaps try making a half recipe first to see if you like the taste. I mean no offense to the recipe writer, but wanted to write a review to caution others about making such a huge portion as they may not be everybody's cup of tea. Read More
(37)
86 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 15
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2016
I just made these bars, I did change the recipe a little bit. I added walnuts instead of the peanuts, and one large carrot instead of two. I also sprinkled some cinnamon on top. These bars were delicious, not sure why the dislike by other: to each there own I guess. Good job, plus I am glad now I don't have over-ripened bananas. Read More
(47)
Rating: 1 stars
05/29/2016
I feel a little bad leaving such a poor rating, but I had a hard time eating these. I did not find them to be good at all, though perhaps that is a matter of taste given the other two positive reviews here. I decided to try making these as a grab-and-go breakfast as I am working on being healthier, but had to force myself to eat them throughout the week (I felt bad just throwing them away and wasting all the ingredients after spending so much time grating them). For anyone interested in trying this recipe, perhaps try making a half recipe first to see if you like the taste. I mean no offense to the recipe writer, but wanted to write a review to caution others about making such a huge portion as they may not be everybody's cup of tea. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2017
This is a great recipe! What an awesome and healthy snack for work, school, or to share with friends! I agree with PETERS., it did need cinnamon, which I sprinkled on top. I love this recipe because you can get creative with it. Next time I'll add raisins, Craisins, and will mix the cinnamon inside. Also, I chopped the apples finely instead of grating them; they weren't noticeable. Love this!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2017
Loved how easy it was to make , handy for work and delicious with no sugar or fat added. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2017
This is now my go to breakfast on weekdays! My first few efforts were not good: too much coconut milk; wrong type of oats; baked too long. All my mistakes. It worked brilliantly on the last round!! I add cranberries cocoa and chocolate chips for a little added fun! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2018
The texture was a little too soft and flavor a little bland. I did sprinkle cinnamon on top and used walnuts instead of peanuts. Also added 1 Tbsp. of Chia Seeds. Melted dark chocolate & dipped bars so just bottom covered in chocolate... put in freezer overnight and store in refrigerator. The chocolate and refrigeration helped flavor & texture. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2019
I was specifically looking for a "clean" breakfast bar. I made this recipe the first time as described with the exception of walnuts versus peanuts (just a personal preference) and then froze the extra bars for future breakfasts. Since then I've made the recipe with blueberries, added hemp hearts, more cinnamon, etc. with great results. I love that there is no egg, butter or sugar. This isn't a dessert recipe, just a healthy and clean energy bar recipe. Thank you for posting! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2016
This was perfectly delicious! My 12 year old even tried it to be nice and loved it. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2019
These bars turned out better than expected! I followed the recipe aside from one thing: I replaced the chopped nuts with a half cup of creamy peanut butter, because I can’t eat pieces of nuts (dietary restrictions). I also drizzled them with a mixture of melted peanut butter and coconut oil when they cooled down a bit. I love addition of carrot and apple. The fruits and veggies stay slightly firm and give these bars tons of texture when mixed with rolled oats. I think replacing the chopped nuts with creamy peanut butter may have given these bars a slightly different texture. Mine were moist and almost brownie like. Lastly, my daughter and husband love them too! They’re a winner. I’ll definitely be making them again. Read More
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