Moving on, I would like to share with you a recipe from Katie over at Good Things Catered. She has fantastic treats and great recipes. I had some bananas laying around turning a pretty shade a black so I went looking for something to make with it. I found this recipe and gave it a shot.
Unfortuntely, neither Chris nor I liked them. But I think it was just an "us" thing, and maybe you would like them if you tired. So here is the recipe . . .
Healthy Breakfast Bars
Adapted from Good Things Catered
- 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
- 1/2 c. oats
- 1/4 c. wheat bran
- 2 Tbsp ground golden flax seed
- 3 Tbsp brown sugar, packed
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 2 Tbsp oil
- 1/2 c. pumpkin puree
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 c. chopped dried fruit (I used prunes, craisins and raisins)
- Nuts if desired
-Preheat oven to 315 degrees and prepare 8x8 baking pan.
-In medium bowl, combine flour, oats, bran, flax seed, baking soda, and cinnamon.
-In bowl of stand mixer, combine pumpkin, banana, applesauce, honey, oil and vanilla until thoroughly blended.
-Add brown sugar and mix until completely incorporated.
-Add flour mixture and blend until just combined.
-Remove bowl from mixer and stir in dried fruit.
Spread batter into pan and bake for 20 minutes (or more).
-Cool and cut into 16 bars.