I have been looking high and low for and easy, healthy breakfast bar recipe that my kids would actually eat. I think I’ve found it! My kids loved these, and so did I. I thought they were delicious topped with some strawberry jam. Some of my kids warmed them up and poured a little milk on top to create a sort-of baked oatmeal version. And sometimes, we just ate them straight out of the pan.
Being a breakfast bar, they are not overly sweet, so if you prefer them sweeter, you’d need to add some extra sugar. Personally, I think the less-sweet option is better for breakfast. These are great for busy mornings when people need a quick grab-and-go breakfast. Not to mention, you can never have too many recipes for using up old bananas. We will definitely be making these again and again.
- 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
- 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 large mashed banana
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix together the quick cooking oats, light brown sugar, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon.
- Stir in vanilla extract, milk and egg. Add mashed banana and peanut butter. Stir to combine.
- Pour the mixture into a lightly greased 8 by 8 inch baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Cut into squares and enjoy.