Banana Wake-Up Bars

As moms, we are always looking for ways to make life a little easier. With the summer months in full swing, this recipe is perfect for when you’re on-the-go with your little ones! These banana wake-up bars provide a nutritious breakfast or snack that can be taken anywhere and eaten anytime. The best part? This recipe only takes about 10 minutes to prepare and bake so you don’t need to spend all morning slaving away in the kitchen!
What’s more, these bars are gluten free and vegan making them a healthy option that everyone will enjoy at any time of day! If you have been struggling to find an easy go-to breakfast or lunch idea then these banana wake up bars could be just what you’re

prep: 20 mins cook: 20 mins additional: 20 mins total: 60 mins Servings: 16 Yield: 1 9×9-inch pan

Ingredients:

¼ teaspoon baking soda

1 egg

? cup brown sugar

? cup peanut butter

? cup all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 ripe banana, mashed

2 ½ tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons wheat germ

? cup rolled oats

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×9-inch baking pan.

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.

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.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 102 calories; protein 2.8g; carbohydrates 12g; fat 5.2g; cholesterol 16.4mg; sodium 63.2mg.

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