Easy Breakfast Bars
 
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The perfect breakfast bar for those mornings when you don't have time to think about breakfast. These bars are healthy, simple, and come together with a dozen ingredients or less!
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Serves: 8-12 bars
Ingredients
  • 2 large very ripe bananas, sliced
  • 2½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats (ensure gluten-free for the gluten free eaters!)
  • ½ cup plant-based milk (I used cashew milkā€”or sub dairy milk)
  • 3 Tbsp. cashew butter (sub other nut butter or sunflower seed butter for nut-free option)
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup (sub honey or organic cane sugar)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
Toppings (optional):
  • nut butter, yogurt, fruit spread
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 8x8 (or similar size) baking pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas until creamy. Stir in the oats, milk, cashew butter, cinnamon, maple syrup, vanilla and salt until combined.
  3. Dump the mixture into the baking pan and smooth the surface the the back of a spatula until evenly distributed. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden and firm.
  4. Let cool in pan completely before cutting into bars of desired size. Store in sealed container on counter for up to 3 days, in refrigerator for up to a week, or in freezer for up to a month.
Notes
Adapted from the marvelous Deliciously Ella Every Day Cookbook.
Recipe by The Local Sprout at https://www.thelocalsprout.com/easy-breakfast-bars/