Banana Wake-Up Bars

Banana Wake-Up Bars

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"These are soft, simple, but delicious, bars made with yummy ingredients. They're always a big hit when I make them for my friends and bring them to school."

Ingredients 1 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 102 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 102 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 12g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 63 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x9-inch baking pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat together the peanut butter, brown sugar, and butter with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract, then the banana. Stir in the oats, flour, wheat germ, and baking soda until completely combined. Spread in prepared baking pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until set and lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in pan on wire rack before cutting into bars.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes
  • If you are not a banana fan, substitute 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce for the banana.
  • When I don't have wheat germ, I use 2 tablespoons flax seed meal.
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meema
2/14/2011

simple, cheap, healthy, tasty! i soaked the oats for a couple hours in warm water beforehand, because the first time i made this, the oats were still somewhat dry/uncooked. i also added some dried berries i had in the pantry (raisins, blueberries, cranberries) they really made a difference. without the dried fruit, i'd imagine this to be a bit bland. also replaced the butter with applesauce. much more moist. and i didn't have wheat germ so i left that out.

tillie
6/29/2010

I made these, but used applesauce (one of the cups that you can buy for lunches which was almost 1/2 cup) everything else was as stated on the recipe. Wonderful Bars. They smelled good while baking. I ate 2 while still warm and put the others away for the next day. They were even better the next day than the first day. Next time I think I will add either some sliced Almonds or some raisins. This recipe is a KEEPER!

Lemonbaby777
10/4/2010

I took others advice and added raisins. This made ALL the difference! It is a very plain breakfast bar, and needs a little something. I will use this recipe again because it was so easy and quick.