This recipe was adapted from my friend Katie's friend Marty who created this healthy breakfast bar. This recipe is perfect for someone on a food plan for Overeater's Anonymous, people avoiding sugar or those using Weight Watchers to lose weight. Great served warm or cold! Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Additional bars can be stored in the freezer.

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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).

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  • Mix mashed bananas, oats, frozen fruit, applesauce, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in a large bowl until well-combined.

  • Spread mixture evenly on a nonstick jelly roll pan or rimmed baking sheet. Use a thick rolled piece of aluminum foil to block off edges if mixture does not reach all the way across.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan, about 15 minutes. Cut into bars.

Cook's Notes:

Use a mix of frozen mango, strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries if preferred.

Optional additions: Try a few tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa, 1/2 teaspoon of grated ginger, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, nuts, protein powder, or dried fruits.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

156 calories; 1.9 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 27 mg sodium. 31.6 g carbohydrates; 4.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2016
These were really good...I did add a tablespoon of honey to them because I wanted them a tad sweeter but I would definitely make them again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2016
These were really good...I did add a tablespoon of honey to them because I wanted them a tad sweeter but I would definitely make them again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2016
These were really good...I did add a tablespoon of honey to them because I wanted them a tad sweeter but I would definitely make them again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2018
I'm new to dedicated healthy eating (we -- my family and I -- have only been eating gluten-free/lactose-free for a couple of weeks now) and I've never been the best at baking so making these bars was an quite adventure for me. I halved the recipe -- specifically because I wasn't sure whether anyone would like them -- but other than that I followed it to the letter. My "analysis"? I was actually surprised (and very pleased) at how good they actually were! DH and Daughter liked them very much and gave me the "go ahead" to make them again (and often) but both my son and I thought that they were a bit dry. Next time I make them I think I'll add a little more applesauce. AND I think I'll make a double batch lol. (Note: In addition to the applesauce and bananas I used Blueberries. They worked very well in this recipe.) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2020
Good and healthy recipe. I have a 1 year old son and I am trying to limit his sugar intake. He LOVES it. I adjusted the recipe a little, adding 1/2 cup of applesauce, 3 cups of frozen fruit (blueberries & blackberries), 3 tps of cinnamon, 1/2 tps of nutmeg, 4 tps of vanilla extract, 1/4 cup of honey and no salt. All other ingredients remained the same. I am going to try the recipe again using all ingredients to see how it turns out. Thank you. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2017
The taste and sweetness was spot on for myself and my family. I did find them a little... I'm not sure the word gummy I guess but that was likely because I used a thicker oat flake and won't hold that against the recipe. Read More