Breakfast "on the run" used to be a given for me years ago. Yes, I punched a time clock for most of the jobs I had..sad, but true! Thinking back, the only job I had where I didn't, was at a government agency. Here, at 3 minutes before "closing time" we all gathered around the back door to the parking lot, like we were caged animals and couldn't leave one second before the clock hit 5:00 pm. Now, employees have freedoms I could only dream about...childcare in house, gyms, restaurants, flexible hours, and the list goes on! Don't get me started!
Anyway, most mornings I would make a mad dash to the car, sometimes with a piece of toast or a hastily prepared chalky tasting protein shake in hand. These oatmeal bars would have been a welcome change to my routine. They are ridiculously easy to make, too!
Makes 16-20 bars
Sugarless Oatmeal Bars
3 very ripe mashed bananas
1/3 cup apple sauce, unsweetened
2 cups regular oats
1/4 cup almond milk, unsweetened
1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix ALL the ingredients in a bowl and pour into a 8x8 glass pan which has been greased or sprayed with pan spray. Spread evenly. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Cool thoroughly and cut into squares. Delicious and nice to know you're eating something relatively healthy.
Next time, I may add pecans and/or mini chocolate chips. Less healthy, more decadent!