Friday, October 16, 2009

Banana-Oat Bar

OatsBananaCarrotbar
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 EatA 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.

Ingredients

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

Method

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.

Event Participation

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.

33 comments:

chakhlere said...

woww!! those bars look yummy!!

great idea, very creative!!

Happy cook said...

That looks so moist and delicous.

Kalyani said...

wow it looks very tempting & healthy one too ............

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Awesome and delicious Banana oat bars dear:).

Tina said...

Awesome clicks and mouthwatering banan oat bar.

Sanghi said...

Banana oats bar looks great!!

Prathibha said...

lol kudos to u....
wat a creation!!!
I would love to take a bite of it..looks very gooey..

Cham said...

That is a lovely chewy bar!

lata raja said...

Winner all the way! very nice looking health bars!

Rohini said...

Wow.. yummy healthy bars.. i must learn from you guys how to eat healthy!! ;)

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Diwali! Have a great day!

my kitchen said...

Tempting bars.looks good.Happy diwali

Gulmohar said...

Lovely click...banana bars look awesome..Happy Diwali !!!

Priya said...

Droolworthy and healthy bars!

munchcrunchandsuch said...

ur blog sure teaches me on thing- how to make best use of healthy ingredients. the bars look oh so gud

Pavani said...

Very interesting combination of ingredients. Bars look delicious.
Sadhana & Muskaam: Wish you both and your families a very Happy Diwali.

Bergamot said...

these look good and really nutritious

Nandini said...

These bars remind me of my childhood! It's healthy and yummy! Happy Diwali!

Srivalli said...

Those are some yummy looking bars!
Happy Deepavali to you and your family!

Shri said...

Great looking bars, Sadhana & Muskaan!Happy Diwali to you guys!Have fun:)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Bars looks perfect. YUM!

Happy Diwali....

chakhlere said...

Wish you both a very happy and prosperous Diwali!!

rekhas kitchen said...

wow thay are looking so yum yum I can have them for my breakfast mmmm
HAPPY DEEPAVALI TO BOTH OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Parita said...

Hmmm healthy and delicious!

Uma said...

those are some tempting bars!! looks lovely. Happy diwali to you and your family!! Hope you had a wonderful Diwali :)

Varunavi said...

Happy diwali and have a great day

sangeeta said...

healthy looking bars..i think they are a bit chewy ...the way i like ..:)

prasu said...

Happy Diwali dear.....lovely pic and yummy bars dear.

Pari said...

Hi and wish you both a happy Diwali. The bars look great and healthy.
kindly pick up an award from my blog.

Madhura said...

Lovely combination of flavors. I think by using another ripe and pureed banana we can totally eliminated the oil.

Mriganayani said...

I'm not a big banana fan - but this looks so tempting. I can pretend there is no banana in here and can eat the whole thing! LOL!

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meeso said...

Wow, these are so healthy and I have 3 bananas I need to use :D Looks like I'm bookmarking!

Yasmeen said...

Scrumptious way to use ripe bananas,love all the ingredients used.I suppose u forgot to link back to my event in the post,I got ur email :D

 
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