Friday, February 10, 2012

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars

This is basically just a recipe for chewier baked oatmeal...and I'm a fan! I've now made it twice. It's such a great on-the-go breakfast, and since this semester requires a lot more early mornings I appreciate a pre-made, healthy breakfast that isn't cereal, with around 7 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber. Pair it with a glass of milk and you're good to go!

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Squares
modified a bit from here
makes 6 servings

1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 cup unpacked brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup skim milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten (or 1/4 cup Egg Beaters)
1 large mashed banana
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Mix together the quick cooking oats, baking powder, kosher salt and ground cinnamon in a large bowl.

In another bowl, combine the vanilla extract, milk, egg, brown sugar, banana, and peanut butter. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well.

Pour the mixture into a lightly greased 8 by 8 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Cut into squares and enjoy!

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