Banana Breakfast Bars

    40 minutes

    A simple way to start the day with these breakfast bars that contain banana, oats and wheat germ. Great for those mornings when you need to eat on the go.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 1/3 cup peanut butter
    • 1/3 cup (60g) brown sugar
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 ripe banana, mashed
    • 2/3 cup rolled oats
    • 1/3 cup (50g) plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons wheat germ
    • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 22x22cm cake tin.
    2. In a mixing bowl beat together the peanut butter, brown sugar and butter with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy.
    3. Beat in the egg and vanilla essence then the banana.
    4. Stir in the oats, flour, wheat germ and bicarbonate of soda until completely combined. Spread in prepared cake tin.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until set and lightly browned; 20 to 25 minutes.
    6. Remove from oven and cool in the tin on a cake rack before cutting into bars.

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    simple, cheap, healthy, tasty! i soaked the oats for a couple hours in warm water beforehand, because the first time i made this, the oats were still somewhat dry/uncooked. i also added some dried berries i had in the pantry (raisins, blueberries, cranberries) they really made a difference. without the dried fruit, i'd imagine this to be a bit bland. also replaced the butter with applesauce. much more moist. and i didn't have wheat germ so i left that out.  -  11 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made these, but used applesauce (one of the cups that you can buy for lunches which was almost 1/2 cup) everything else was as stated on the recipe. Wonderful Bars. They smelled good while baking. I ate 2 while still warm and put the others away for the next day. They were even better the next day than the first day. Next time I think I will add either some sliced Almonds or some raisins. This recipe is a KEEPER!  -  29 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I took others advice and added raisins. This made ALL the difference! It is a very plain breakfast bar, and needs a little something. I will use this recipe again because it was so easy and quick.  -  02 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)