Is it too hot for your morning oats? Then try these these breakfast bars! They're a fantastic grab-and-go breakfast option that can also be taken as a snack or dessert. If you don't like raisins, you can replace them with another sort of chopped dried fruits. Dates, apples, and apricots all work nicely, but be aware that they are likely to be more expensive.
Serving Size: make 12 bars
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
2 cups oats
2/3 cup Raisins
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup non-dairy milk
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 medium very ripe bananas, mashed
4 tbsp ground flax seed
2 tbsp tahini
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1- Boil 1 1/2 cups of water. Place the raisins in a heatproof bowl or dish, cover with the boiling water, and set aside to soften.
2- Preheat the oven to 355F. Line a large square or rectangular baking dish with baking paper.
3- In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas until smooth. Combine the applesauce, flax seed, nondairy milk, tahini, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Mix well. Drain and shake the raisins to eliminate any extra liquid. Combine them with the oats, flour, and baking powder in a mixing dish. Stir gently until just blended; if the batter is overmixed, it will become dense and chewy when baked. The consistency of the mixture should be solid but sticky.
4- Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish, and spread it out in an even layer using a spatula or the back of a spoon. Bake for 22-30 minutes until firm and golden.
5- Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Slice it into 12 bars or squares once it has cooled fully. To protect the slice from drying out, place it in an airtight container or zip lock bag.
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