Banana-Oat Cookie Bars
Q: How did the Mama Banana spoil the Baby Banana?
A: She left him out in the sun too long!
Okay, okay. Beyond cheesy- I know. 😉
But this is a fantastic way to use up all those brownin’ bananas AND indulge in comfort-food-like cookies AND it’s super duper simple! Win-win-win.
It’s exam week, and it’s hard to justify making fancy-pants food porn (when I could be partying with my textbooks), so here we go- quick ‘n’ easy cookie bars: mix, bake, cut and go!
Good luck to all the other students out there writing finals! You’ll rock it! 😀
- 3-4 ripe bananas, chopped
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup raw almonds, crushed
- 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconuts
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 2 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
- 2 tbsp maca powder (optional)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- few shakes of cinnamon (optional)
- sea salt
** Note: You only really need 3 ingredients: bananas, oats, and a whole lotta love! Add nuts, seeds & dried fruits as you please. 😀
Pre-heat oven to 350oF.
Toss everything into a big ol’ bowl and mix ‘er up!
Place aluminum foil on baking sheet, grease with coconut oil. Spread batter into an even 1/2″ layer rectangle.
Bake for 12 minutes. Cut into bite-sized squares. Bless with gratitude & enjoy!