BANANA OATMEAL BREAD RECIPES

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Photo Credits: chocolatecoveredkatie.com

Recipe 1: Healthy Banana, Apricot and Date Oat Bars

Makes 20 small bars

INGREDIENT

  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 3 cups traditional rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dried dates
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease a 16cm x 25.5cm (base) slice pan. Line with baking paper, extending paper 2cm above edges of pan.
  2. Step 2. Mash banana until smooth. Add oats, dates, apricots, almonds, cinnamon and vanilla.
  3. Stir until well combined.
  4. Spoon into prepared pan.
  5. Using the back of a spoon, press evenly into pan.
  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden. Cool completely.
  7. Cut into small bars.

Serve.

Recipe 2: Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (50 g)
  • a litle over 1/16th tsp salt
  • a little over 2 tbsp mashed, very-ripe banana (40 g)
  • 3 tbsp milk of choice or water (45 g)
  • 1 tbsp virgin coconut oil or coconut butter (Or you can sub 1 tbsp more liquid or extra
  • banana, for a lower-fat version. But the coconut oil makes this recipe so buttery!)
  • pinch stevia OR 1 tbsp sugar (Taste the batter to decide if you want more)
  • Optional: walnuts, cinnamon, vanilla extract, peanut butter, or whatever else you put in banana bread (Chocolate chips?)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 380 degrees. Combine dry ingredients, then mix in wet. Pour into a small baking pan, loaf pan, or 1-cup ramekin (or, for mini boats, two 1/2-cup ramekins).
  2. Cook for 15-20 minutes, or more until it’s firm. (Cooking time varies, depending on whether you use oil or not.)
  3. Finally, set your oven to “high broil” for 5 more minutes (or simply just bake longer, but broiling gives it a nice crust). Don’t forget to spray your ramekins or mini-loaf pan first if you want your cakes to pop out.

Credits to: taste.com.au ; chocolatecoveredkatie.com