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Yummy Banana Oat Bars


Eat for Health by Joel Fuhrman---sent in by Theresa

These bars are tasty and very healthy!


470 ml 2 c. old-fashioned oats
120 ml1/2 c. shredded coconut
120 ml1/2 c. raisins or chopped dates
59 ml1/4 c. chopped walnuts
2 large ripe bananas, mashed
59 ml1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Press into a 9x9 inch baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack. When cool, cut into squares or bars and serve.

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Linda brought this version to our Portland potluck, January 2012:

"Instead of applesauce, I cut up one apple and microwaved it 3 minutes. Mixed the cooked apple with bananas in Vitamix and then added that mixture to the dry ingredients. Finally, I chopped frozen cranberries in the Vitamix and blended them in. Just enough to mix them in. I didn't want the mix to turn pink. I used cashews instead of walnuts (I know walnuts are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, but they don't agree with me, sadly). Also used date pieces (extruded date pulp covered with oat flour), no raisins.

It's easy to play around with this recipe. I am going to try more cranberries and some ginger the next time. Will probably go with raisins instead of dates in the future. Dark chocolate chips might find their way into the recipe...!"-----Linda H.

looks good