At my job, we’re lucky enough to have tons of snacks. They’re not healthy snacks, but tons of snacks in general.
At least, though, they drop off a huge basket full of bananas every week. By the end of the week, there are always a few left over. Rather than tossing them sometimes I take them home to use for baking. (Hey, work…I hope thats ok).
I woke up this morning thinking I wanted to make some type of break or breakfast bar and this one hits the spot. With peanut butter as a main ingredient, how could it not?
- 1-2 ripe bananas (Fun fact: if you have non-ripe bananas, you can put them in the oven for 30 min. at 350 degrees and they’ll brown right up!)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut or oat flour
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (can use almond butter or any other nut butter if you’d like!)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Extra banana slices as you’d like!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a pan with coconut oil spray and set aside.
- Mash bananas until they are a weird gross mush.
- Add eggs and mix well.
- Add peanut butter to the mixture and combine well. Add maple syrup and vanilla and mix well.
- In a seperate bowl, mix together flour, oats and baking powder. Slowly, add the dry ingredients to the we ingredients.
- Pour mixture into a prepared 8×8 pan to make breakfast bars, or a bread pan to make bread. (Note: bread will be thick! And you’ll need to bake it for an additional 5-6 minutes)
- Bake for 35 minutes or until edges are slightly browned.
- Let cool and eat!