Thursday, June 20, 2013

Banana Oat Breakfast Bars

Superman: Kryptonite
Achilles: Heel
Me: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Obviously I’m not a superhero or demigod, but I do have a powerful weakness.  I have been unsuccessfully hunting for healthy alternative to chocolate chip cookies for years.  YEARS.  When I stumbled across a “two-ingredient” cookie on the burlap bag’s site, I thought,

“Finally! My quest may be over!”

I was wrong, but learned something valuable.  You can’t make a healthy cookie and expect it to taste like the cookie it’s meant to replace.  It will always taste like something else.  If I want a chocolate chip cookie, only a real one will do, which to me means butter, sugar, flour, eggs, & of course, chocolate chips.  Healthy cookies should be called out for what they are (besides a myth): breakfast.  I am officially ending my fruitless search for a healthy chocolate chip cookie that tastes as good as this incredible recipe

I turned the burlap bag’s 2-ingredient cookie into a breakfast bar with more ingredients.  What is funny to me is that they came up with their 2-ingredient cookie based off of a breakfast bar…

I made a few variations, & this is the one I liked best, because it isn’t too sweet, too moist, or too dry.

Mashed bananas
2 tsp
Vanilla extract
½ cup
Spelt flour (or whatever flour you like.  I’ve used ground oats before)
1 cup
Rolled oats
½ tsp
1 tsp
Baking soda
¼ tsp
Optional mix-ins (use whatever sounds good to you)
¼ cup
¼ cup
Walnut pieces

1.  Pre-heat the oven to 350.
2.  In a medium sized bowl, mash the bananas, add in the egg & vanilla, & mix well.
3.  Dump in all of the dry ingredients & mix well.
4.  Pour onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet & shape into a rectangle (or whatever shape you like)
5.  Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the bar comes out clean.
6.  Let cool a few minutes, and then transfer to a baking rack.  I like to cut the bar into pieces with a pizza cutter while it’s still on the baking sheet.  Store in an airtight container once cooled.


·        If you still aren’t convinced that healthy cookies don’t exist, add in carob chips or chocolate chips to make this a pseudo chocolate chip cookie
·        Make a large batch & freeze them for part of a breakfast on the go


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1 comment:

  1. I just started learning about the blood type diet and it makes so much sense now why I felt like crap eating some foods that were supposed to be "good" for me. Now I am learning how to sync with my body and eat foods that are best for my body!


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