Healthy Banana Oat Bread Bars
Slightly Adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
2 1/4 cups rolled oats, finely ground in a blender or food processor (measure the oats before grinding)
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3 medium ripe bananas
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup honey
1/4-1/3 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat an 8X8 or 9X9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the ground oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
3. Add the bananas, vanilla, applesauce, and honey to a blender and process until smooth.
Pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
4. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake for 14-18 minutes until set around the edges and barely moist in the center.