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Healthy Banana Oat Snack Bars

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We are always that family that is hanging out the door, one shoe on one shoe off, and eight minutes late. That being said, I am relentlessly on the search for healthy on the go bars for the kids. Getting in the car is the first victory of our day.  These little snack bars run a close second:)

The verdict on these?  We LOVED them.  They are delicious, they are perfect for kids in the kitchen to make, and they have the healthiest ingredients.  You’ve got whole wheat flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, bananas, yogurt, and peanut or almond butter.  And you don’t have oil, sugar, corn syrup, or preservatives.  What could be better? 

I hope you make them and enjoy them:)  And maybe they’ll even help you get out the door too! 

Healthy Banana Oat Snack Bars

Ingredients:
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups puffed rice cereal
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup peanut or almond butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 baking pan with parchment.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats, rice cereal, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon, stirring well to combine. In a second large bowl, combine the banana, honey, yogurt, peanut butter, and vanilla. Stir.

3. Combine the two bowls.   Gently stir in the chocolate chips. Transfer to the prepared pan and flatten down with a spatula.  Bake for 15-18 minutes for soft bars and longer for granola bars. 

Recipe Source:  Eating from the Ground Up 

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