Oatmeal Craisin Bars

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Have you ever wanted to create your own breakfast bars AND save money? I know how you feel. I thought of this idea when I was sitting in my car in the grocery store’s parking lot AFTER I bought all of my groceries. I said to myself, “I forgot to get granola bars!…I’m not about to go back into that busy store. I’d rather make them.” Little did I know that I was speaking my sarcastic idea into existence.

I browsed on one of my phone’s cooking apps and searched for Oatmeal Bars. I saw an easy Banana and Oatmeal Bar. I glanced at the ingredients and knew that making these oatmeal breakfasts bars would be a walk in the park. I just needed to add my own tweeks to it. Right next to the grocery store was Dollar Tree. I thought that maybe Dollar Tree would have Oatmeal, Parchment Paper, and Craisins. I had the rest of the ingredients at home. How amazing was it that found just what I needed for only $3.14!!

If you are like me and are seeking to make your own food, try this SUPER EASY recipe! It’s a tasty treat packed with potassium that will give you a kick of joy to start your day. Have one or two while on the way to work, or as a snack, or as a dessert! Have fun with it! Your body will thank you.

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Servings:
6 (2 each)

Time: Prep 10 min, Bake 30 min

Grocery List:

  • Bananas
  • Walnuts
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Craisins
  • Instant Oatmeal (or your preferred rolled oats)
  • Brown Sugar
  • Almond Extract
  • Flaxseed
Step #1 – Combine and Preheat Oven to 350 degrees

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups of Instant Oatmeal (or your preferred rolled oats)
  • 2 ripened bananas
  • Mashed walnuts
  • Craisins
  • Shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp almond extract
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds w/ 3-4 tbsp water

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a bowl, mash bananas until creamy.
  • Add oats, walnuts, craisins, shredded coconut, brown sugar, almond extract, and flax seeds.
  • Stir all ingredients together with a spoon or with your hands.
  • Line a small glass dish or pan with parchment paper. Spread ingredients into place evenly.
  • Bake for 30 min. Then remove from oven to cool down.

Enjoy! 😉

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