Thursday, March 31, 2011

toddler-approved recipes: banana oatmeal bars

We had some overripe bananas sitting on our counter and I didn't want to throw them away so I decided to turn them into a healthy snack for me and the little man.

Today's Snack:


1 1/2 overripe bananas, mashed

2 egg whites

1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup rolled oats

1/8 cup dried cranberries

1/8 cup raisins

1/8 cup chopped cashew nuts

Whisk the egg whites and mix to the mashed bananas and cinnamon. Fold in the dry ingredients.

Pour mixture into well greased baking pan. I used 2 flan pans and filled them 1/3 of the way.

Bake in 350F for 50 minutes. I baked mine in the oven toaster to be more energy efficient.

Cut into 2" squares and serve.

You can add honey or brown sugar to the recipe if you want it to be sweet. You can also try different dried fruits and nuts for variation.

Happy Snacking!

1 comment:

grnteagirl said...

ooohh looks good! i just baked some banana cuppies this afternoon as we always have over ripe bananas laying around somewhere... i should try this next time since i love oatmeal too! thanks for sharing... bud is lucky to have a mommy who makes him all these yummy treats!


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