Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Banana Strawberry Chocolate Chip Bars

Another banana recipe.  Over ripe bananas, strawberries, an chips..I could throw something together. And guess what, it worked!

Banana Strawberry Chocolate Chip Bars

1 c. old fashion oatmeal
1 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. extra fine sea salt
good dash of cinnamon
1/2 c. diced strawberries

2 large over ripe mashed bananas 
1/4 c. turbinado sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 TBSP. pure maple syrup
1/2 c. non dairy chocolate chips

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Spray a 6" x 10" pan with non-stick cooking spray.

-Whisk oatmeal through cinnamon in a medium bowl. Gently stir in strawberries to coat.
-In a large bowl, whisk together the banana, sugar, vanilla, and maple syrup. 
-Add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and gently stir a couple times. Add chocolate chips and stir until blended.
-Spread evenly into the prepared baking dish.

Bake for 25- 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

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