Super Banana Oat Bars
 
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If you have gluten-free needs, be sure to use certified gluten-free oats. Also, we found these bars to be just sweet enough, but if you want them a touch sweeter, you can increase the honey or agave to ⅓ cup, or add a couple tablespoons of coconut sugar or brown sugar.
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Serves: 9 snack bars
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups quick oats (certified gluten-free, if needed)
  • ¼ cup honey or agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted or softened (or baking oil of your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup flour (your choice of flour; I ground more gluten-free oats in my spice grinder to a flour consistency)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg (brought to room temperature if using coconut oil) or 1 Ener-G Egg Replacer
  • 1 cup mashed, ripe banana (about 3 small or 2 large)
  • ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF and grease an 8 x 8 baking dish.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the oats, agave or honey, oil, and vanilla. Briefly set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Briefly set aside.
  4. Returning to your mixing bowl, stir in the egg, banana, and coconut, until everything is well combined. Stir in the reserved flour mixture (since I was using oat flour without gluten, I wasn’t worried about over-mixing. Be careful not to overmix if you are using a wheat-based flour).
  5. The batter will be a little thick. Spread it evenly in your greased baking dish, and pop it in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Let cool completely before cutting. Can be stored in the fridge if you like ‘em chilled (I do).
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/super-snack-banana-oat-bars