I mentioned a few posts back discovering Sally’s Baking Addiction through a cooking challenge on a forum I’m on. I perused the site a little more after trying out that recipe and found this one which I thought sounded absolutely delicious: peanut butter, chocolate, bananas? Sounds like the perfect combination to me. It was!
I made some substitutions, namely the pb for WOW butter swap (so that my eldest could take the bars to school) and added a couple of tablespoons of ground flax and some shredded coconut. The parts turned out moist, delicious and they freeze very well. Perfect to have on hand for school snack time.
Peanut Free “Peanut Butter”, banana, chocolate chip & oat bars
2 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup brown sugar, loosely packed
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 tbsp ground flax
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup WOW butter
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray 8×8 square baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
Mix together oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add in the milk, vanilla, and egg. Mix together until evenly combined. Add mashed bananas, WOW butter, chocolate chips, and shredded coconut. Stir well.
Pour the mixture into the pan and bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and cut into bars.