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The 4-Ingredient Energy Bar

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Apr 14, 2014

The 4-Ingredient Energy Bar
  1. PREP
  2. 10 m
  • COOK
  • 30 m
  • TOTAL
  • 40 m

If you're looking to whip up a no-sugar-added energy bar in just a few minutes that will take care of your breakfast, afternoon snack or dessert, all you need are bananas, oats, nuts and dates (salt, vanilla and a touch of cinnamon are optional). Recipe courtesy of Faith Durand, author of the recipe on The Kitchn, a web magazine devoted to home cooking and kitchen design.

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 9

  • 2 banana
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Oatmeal-Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Dates, Chopped
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts - Chopped
  • 1 dash Cinnamon Ground

DIRECTIONS

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9x9 inch-square baking dish using butter or olive oil.
2 Mash the bananas very thoroughly in a mixing bowl until they are almost liquid. No large chunks should remain (about 1 cup and 1 ? cup).
3 Stir in vanilla (optional). Mix in oats, then dates, nuts and salt (optional).
4 Press the mixture evenly into a 9x9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle the top lightly with nutmeg or cinnamon (optional).
5 Bake for 30 minutes in an over preheated to 350 degrees.