Sunday, October 25, 2015

Banana oats Bar #Homebakerschallenge

      For October  Oats recipes were choosen for the Home bakers challenge. I am posting after a long time for this challenge. 

  This is the easiest and healthy snack bar with only four ingredients. We all liked the oats bar with the crunchiness of the nuts and pieces of dates in every bite. It will be perfect snack for snack box to kids and even for adults.

 Adapted from :
Makes 9 squares.

Requirements :
2 large, very ripe bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional) 
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional) 
1/4 cup pitted, chopped dried dates 
1/4 cup chopped nuts — such as walnuts,  almonds , cashews
Grated nutmeg or cinnamon (optional)

Method :

     Preheat the oven to 180 * C / 350 * F and lightly grease a 9 X 9 inch square baking dish with butter.
 Chop the nuts used and  the pitted dates to small pieces.
    Peel the skin of the banana and mash well. Gets about 1 cup of the mashed banana. You can measure the mashed banana and use in the recipe.
    Stir in the vanilla essence and oats . Add  a pinch of salt to enhance sweetness.
  Stir in dates and nuts, so that all are combined well.

  Add the prepared mixture on the greased baking pan and pat evenly.
 Sprinkle the nutmeg / cinnamon powder on top.
 Bake for 30 minutes or until the edges just begin to crisp up.

Let it cool and cut into bars of desired size.

Banana oats bar are ready to be served.

The bars can be stored in room temperature for 5 days.

This recipe is been created for The Urban Spice and KitchenAid India Diwali Contest

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