I know I am very late in posting this got busy with personal commitments, but better late than ever.... Have always wanted to bake oat bars but never inclined towards it but when Rafeedha of the big sweet tooth gave lovely oats recipes for home bakers challenge I immediately wanted to make this easy Banana Oat Bars.... it was yummm. They are very easy to make and they are loaded with nuts dates oats ..... this recipe is from: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-4-ingredient-banana-oat-bars-snack-recipes-from-the-kitchn-156571
Very Ripe Bananas 2 nos large
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
Rolled Oats 2 cup
Salt 1/2 tsp
Dates (pitted n chopped) 1/4 cup
Chopped Nuts 1/4 cup ( walnuts /, hazelnuts,/ pecans)
Cinnamon powder (optional)
Preheat the oven at 175*C . Grease a 9*9 inch square baking pan with olive oil or butter.
Peel the bananas and mash them well with a fork .. there should be around 1-1 1/4 cup of mashed bananas.
Add the rest of the ingredients except for cinnamon .
Pat the thick mixture in the pan and if desired sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely . Slice them into bars and enjoy with milk.
They can be stored at room temperature for 5 days.