These are high fibre, low GI making a great snack or breakfast that could be accompanied with yoghurt, a smoothie or a piece of fruit. It is something easy to grab and eat on the go and very low cost to make. These can be shaped into cookies instead of bars, and even cooked in an even thinner sheet, crisped up and broken up into clusters to add to a cereal mix!
Add-ins could include: nut butter, egg (for added protein- add more oats to reach correct consistency), nuts, seeds, dried fruit, strawberries, blueberries, choc chips, coconut… anything!
Preheat oven to 185°C
Mash bananas to chunky consistency, add cinnamon and honey and combine
Combine oats – doing this half a cup at a time works well
Add raspberries and fold through – save some raspberries for on top
Bake in oven for 15 minutes
Allow to cool then cut into bars to suit purpose (i.e. bigger for breakfast, smaller for a little snack)
These will keep in an airtight container for around 4-5 days.
This recipe is really just a base recipe, once you know the recipe well, you can adjust it to suit your preferences and health goals – you may want to add protein powder or eggs for extra protein, nuts and seeds for added nutrients, fruit for fibre, even chocolate as a treat!