Healthy lunchbox: Banana oat bars
By Mrs Susan Filan, Head of Envionmental Education; Science Teacher
During Term 2, the Environment Council is sharing some great lunchbox foods that you can make at home. We want to promote tasty food without excess packaging. Please have some fun cooking at home and trying our recipes.
The first recipe in our series is banana oat bars. These are much tastier and healthier than muesli bars. If baked on Sunday night, the batch will last the week in the refrigerator.
Banana oat bars
3 ripe bananas
1 whole egg
1 egg white
¼ cup milk
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 ¼ cup self-raising flour
¼ cup oat bran
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup chocolate drops or sultanas
1 cup rolled oats
1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 20 x 20 cm tin with baking paper.
2. Place egg and peeled bananas in food processor, breaking banana into large pieces. Process until smooth. Add milk and process.
3. Add brown sugar, oat bran and cinnamon, process until smooth.
4. Place batter in a bowl and stir in chocolate drops and rolled oats.
5. Pour batter into lined tin and bake for 40 minutes or until done.
Cool on a wire rack and cut into bars. Makes 12-16 bars, depending upon thickness of slices.