No Sugar Breakfast Bars

I am always on the go in the morning and I like to grab a breakfast bar and a piece of fruit in the morning on my way to meetings or classes. This recipe combines the 2 in a healthy and convenient package.

2 cups old fashioned oats

1 cup flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon (or more)
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1½ cups milk
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons peanut butter
½ cup applesauce
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ large banana, diced
handful of raisins or dried cranberries
Next time I will add bout 1/4 chopped nuts

preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 8×8 inch square pan with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. In a separate large bowl, combine the milk, applesauce, egg, honey, peanut butter, and vanilla.
Pour the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and stir to combine. The batter will be very wet. Fold in the diced banana and nuts, then pour into the prepared baking pan.
Bake for 35 minutes or until thickened and golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool, cut into bars and serve or wrap for freezing.


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