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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Squares

Here is another Pinterest find, this time from Gingerbread Bagels - her blog post spoke to me...healthy, breakfast, EASY.  And not a muffin, are you surprised??!  Ha!  I am searching for good breakfast ideas, particularly for me, so that I DO eat breakfast each morning during the morning mayhem. I need my breakfast to be quick and easy...especially with a baby and a Kindergartener in the house!

This time, we are trying out Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Squares.  I think these will be a hit, especially for the grown ups in the house. We shall see!  Here is the recipe:

1 1/2 cups quick oats
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 large mashed banana
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.

In a smaller bowl, combine the vanilla, milk and egg, whisk together.

Add the liquids to the dry ingredients, mix together.

Add the mashed banana and peanut butter and mix well.

Pour the mixture into a prepared 8x8 baking pan (greased).  Bake for 20-25 minutes, or unti the bars are done.

Allow to cool and cut into squares.  I made mine into 16 squares.

I feel like I say this a LOT, but these were a HUGE hit, especially with the 5 year old.  I think I have found a way to get him to eat oatmeal for breakfast, and an quick and easy breakfast for me!  Partner these with a smoothie or with some yogurt and fruit, and I think it's a great start to the morning.  Yay!  We shared these with our babysitters too (two teenage girls) and they both really liked them as well.  Double yay! I am inspired to try some new combinations for us.


  1. This sounds so good! I have been looking for good breakfast ideas for my husband. He is terrible about eating breakfast. This one might work. Thanks!!
    Julie from Stlavonlady – Scatterbrained In St. Louis

    1. My oldest son was just asking me to make more for us :-) I hope your hubby likes them!

  2. Are you on Pinterest? I couldn't find a link. Thanks.

    1. I sure am!

    2. Too funny. I already follow you. : )

      I made them today and I must say they didn't turn out like I thought. They didn't have a lot of flavor. I double checked the ingredients. Would it make that big of a difference what pan I cooked them in? My 8X8 pans were dirty so I used a cookie sheet (like from pampered chef) They were super thin. I am trying them again in a few minutes. Maybe I didn't put enough cinnamon?

  3. Yum! These look super good. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

  4. This sounds amazing, and since I'm addicted to oatmeal anyway, I'll definitely try it. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper

  5. I love baked oatmeal! Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.

  6. These look so delicious! I can't wait to try them for my kids! :-) Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!

  7. this looks amazing! if you have the chance we would love it if you would share this at our new party, In the Kitchen Thursdays

  8. These bars look delicious! I love peanut butter and I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday each week. I always look forward to seeing what you share. Have a great weekend.

  9. I've made this same recipe too & my daughter absolutely loved them!! They are definitely a hit!
    Thanks for linking up to MTM Mondays!!

  10. There is nothing better than peanut butter and bananas. I see this as one of my near future breakfasts. Thank you for sharing this at Foodie Friends Friday.

  11. These are great Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Squares, a perfect treat for fall. Enjoy your weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. MMM... these look great! I can smell them!!! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

  13. I am in love with oatmeal and I see this recipe all week already on link parties. Now I finally took a closer look and I'm very happy I did. This will definitely be on my breakfast table tomorrow morning. It sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  14. I just sprinkled this at all my favorite spots, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as one of Freedom Fridays Five Faves! Thanks for sharing at Freedom Fridays!

  15. These sounds really tasty! I know that my grandkids would love them!

    Thanks for the recipe!

    Rafflecopter Name is Anne Taylor


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