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This is one of my favorite recipes to make. Why? 1- it’s easy! 2- it’s healthy! 3- it’s delicious! Whenever I feel like I need something sweet but don’t want to bake something full of sugar, I’ll whip this up!
I almost always have these ingredients on hand, as they’re pretty much staples around my house.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- Ripe bananas (4-5 medium)
- Oats – quick or old fashioned (2 cups)
- Creamy or crunchy natural Peanut butter (1 cup)
- Chocolate chips (1/2 cup)
- 8×8 or 9×9 pan
- Stand or hand mixer – I love my KitchenAid mixer, but Cuisinart makes a great one that is a lot less expensive
That’s it! No eggs, no flour, no sugar, no butter, no oil!
Just a note about the peanut butter…for this recipe, I prefer to use the type on the left. It is creamy natural, no stir. It does have palm oil and some sugar – it’s in the middle of regular peanut butter and the kind with just peanuts and salt.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Using your mixer, mash up the bananas
- Add in the peanut butter (I used creamy natural in mine)
- Add the oats
- If you want to use old fashioned oats, I’d suggest chopping them up in a food processor first
- Lastly, fold in the chocolate chips
This recipe is very forgiving. Only have 3 bananas? That’s ok. Want to try blueberries instead of chocolate chip? That’s ok. Want to add milled flax seeds? That’s ok, too! You really can’t mess it up.
- Scrape the mixture into your pan…like so:
Place in the center of the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 28-30 min or until toothpick comes out clean.
These are tasty both warm and cold, so it’s up to you how long you want to let them cool!
Personally, I am not very patient so I am digging in after 3 minutes!
I like to cut these in squares, wrap with plastic wrap, and store in the refrigerator to have a quick and tasty breakfast on the go!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! Leave a comment or pin this post if you’ve tried it!
Nutrition values (may not be super exact because I’m not a professional dietician, sorry!): Servings – 16; Calories – 195; Protein – 5g; Fiber – 3.4g; Fat – 4.5g; Sugars – 10g (note that almost half of those sugars are naturally occuring from the 5 bananas)