Banana Oat Bar

Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 20 mins
Serves: Makes 6 Bars

Ingredients

YOU'LL NEED:

  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large, very ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 heaped tbsp vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • 180g oats
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 10 chopped dates
  • 60g chopped nuts — such as walnuts, hazelnuts, or pecans
  • 2 tbsp Oat Dream
  • Grated nutmeg or cinnamon (optional)

STEP BY STEP

  1. Heat the oven to 180°C, fan oven 160°C, gas mark 4 and lightly grease a 9x9-inch square baking dish with olive oil.
  2. Peel the bananas and mash thoroughly in a medium mixing bowl until no large chunks remain.
  3. Stir in the vanilla and protein powder, if using. Add the oats and stir them in, followed by the salt, dates, and nuts.
  4. Finally add the Oat Dream and mix well.
  5. Pat the thick mixture evenly into the baking dish. If desired, sprinkle the top lightly with nutmeg or cinnamon. Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges just begin to crisp up.
  6. Place the baking dish on a rack to cool. When the dish is mostly cool, cut into 6 bars and enjoy!
  7. Store leftover bars at room temperature. They will keep for about 5 days.
TIP: These are amazing with a cup of tea and great for after breakfast. The protein powder in it provides an extra boost of protein, helping you feel satisfied and keep you going through the day.

Macronutrients Breakdown

  • Carbs: 37g
  • Protein: 10.5g
  • Fat: 9.67g

ADDITIONAL EXTRAS

  • Calcium: 39.17mg
  • Vitamins D: 3.05mcg
  • B12: 0.15mcg
  • Kcal per serving: 276.35Kcal pp

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