Friday, October 16, 2009
K. Shah 33 comments
I had few ripe bananas at home and my first thought was to make banana nut muffins. But i am trying to cut down on wheat consumption and the next option was to make granola bars. But i just had half cup of extra thick Oats and i didn’t feel like driving a mile to buy them. Well i love to experiment with food and that made to come up with this recipe and it did taste good, to top it all was “Kid Approved”.
Know what you Eat – A single serving of whole oats rich in soluble fiber can reduce hypertension, or high blood pressure, and so reduce the need for anti-hypertensive medication. Bananas are an exceptionally rich source of fructooligosaccharide, a compound called a prebiotic because it nourishes probiotic (friendly) bacteria in the colon. These beneficial bacteria produce vitamins and digestive enzymes that improve our ability to absorb nutrients, plus compounds that protect us against unfriendly microorganisms.
Oat flour – 1 1/4 cup
Extra thick Oats – 1/2 cup
Grated Carrot – 1/4 cup
Grated Coconut – 1/4 cup
Agave Nectar – 1/4 cup
Sunflower or Canola oil – 1/4 cup
Milk – 1/4 cup
Extra ripe bananas – 3
Alum free Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp
Chia or Flax Powder – 1 tbsp
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon powder – 1/4 tsp
Sliced Almonds – 1/4 cup
1) Mash the ripe banana into puree.
2) Mix Oat flour, Oats, grated carrots, coconut, baking soda, chia powder, salt, cinnamon powder and combine thoroughly.
3) Add Agave Nectar, Canola Oil, Milk and banana puree to the oats mixture and mix without any lumps.
4) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
5) Line the baking pan with parchment paper or grease and transfer the batter to the baking pan.
6) Spread the sliced almonds on the top and bake till a tester inserted in center comes out clean. Enjoy these guilt free snacks.
1. This goes to Madhuram's Whole Grain Baking Event- Oats for October 09.
2. This also goes to Guilt Free Snacks, event hosted by Yasmeen.