They're simple to make and frugal - a great replacement for those overpriced boxes of bars from the "healthy" aisle at the supermarket.
This is a forgiving recipe that you can make without actually measuring if you like. The measurements below are what I used this time and it worked well. But, I usually don't measure at all to make this one.
5 overripe bananas, mashed
3 1/2 cups Quick Oats (If all you have is old fashioned oats, pulse them in the food processor to make them "quick" - if you're Gluten Free, be sure to buy GF oats)
1/2 cup raisins*
Press with wet hands in small cookie sheet lined with nonstick foil, or in oiled pan (9x12 or so)
Bake 400 degrees, 30 to 35 minutes, till it pulls from sides of pan and edges are golden-brown.
*Optional: Any type of dried fruit or nuts may be used, in accordance with your preferences. if you buy chocolate chip granola bars for the kids at the grocery, don't hesitate to throw chocolate chips in here!
Cut with pizza wheel or knife.
|Mash Banana with Fork, and stir vigorously.|
|Stir in oats and raisins or other add-ins.|
|Press in to prepared pan with wet hands.|
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