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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.
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.
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Adapted from Gingerbread Bagels