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Recipe of the Week: Banana Breakfast Bars

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Posted April 26, 2012 by peta2 staff

I’ve never been big on breakfast, mainly because having to deal with dirty dishes first thing in the morning isn’t too appealing. But because breakfast is the most important meal of the day, what I like to do is prepare something ahead of time and have it ready for those busy mornings when I hit the snooze button one too many times, my hair looks like it has been in a terrible accident, and I’m in a hurry to run out the door.

During times like this, I always turn to my handy-dandy and oh-so-delicious breakfast bars. You can make a batch one night and have breakfast covered for the rest of the week! They’re easy to eat in the car, during that super-boring math class, or just any time that you need a pick-me-up. I love munching on these before hitting the gym—what?! Sitting on a stationary bike while lip-synching to every song performed by the Glee cast is still considered exercise, right? 😉

peta2 recipe for vegan banana breakfast bars

 

Banana Breakfast Bars
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup oat flour (you can make your own by grinding up oats in your blender)
1/2 cup flaxseeds
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter
1/3 cup agave nectar or maple syrup
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup dried fruit and nuts (optional)

  • Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
  • In a bowl, combine the rolled oats, oat flour, flaxseeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the applesauce, peanut or almond butter, agave nectar or maple syrup, bananas, and dried fruit and nuts, if using, and stir. The batter will look a little dry, but just keep stirring gently until all the ingredients are evenly mixed together.
  • Pour into a pan and press down evenly. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Let cool and cut into bars.

Makes 10 bars

That’s it—super-easy and delicious! You can store these bars in an airtight container in the fridge and have breakfast ready for those busy mornings. :)

What’s your favorite on-the-go food?

—Annie

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  • 1120 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    What if you don’t have flax seeds :'(

  • 1148 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    JUST made these and they are delicious!! thanks for the recipe! (i added a trail mix i had of dried fruit, peanuts, almonds, and cashews.)

  • 1157 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am TOTALLY making these bars next week!! I was thinking about adding dark chocolate chips as well.

  • 1158 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Sounds delicious, I’m going to make them tomorrow! 😀

  • 1159 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I have a sweet tooth in the mornings most of the times so how sweet are these? Could I add dark chocolate chips to the mix aswell?

  • 1159 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Where do i find flax seeds or agave nectar because those ingreedients are all over my vegan cookbook and i have no clue where to find them D;

  • 1161 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am so making these!!! Chocolate chips would be delish in these!

  • 1162 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i’m SO making these later!

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