3 ingredient banana breakfast bars

This recipe should be scribbled on a post-it note and slapped on the fridge. That way whenever you need a quick snack, or breakfast, or healthy treat with your tea break you can glance at the fridge and thank yourself for the forward thinking.

Seriously you’re gonna want to see it every day for the rest of your life.

That’s how much you’re gonna LOVE it.

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Look at that oaty cakey goodness

Here’s a rundown of everyone that will benefit from this easy peasy recipe:

  • Breakfast makers
  • Morning haters
  • Part-time bakers
  • Rollerskaters
  • Time wasters
  • Loves-their-Quakers
  • Procrastinators
  • Booty shakers

Also badass mums, lie-in lovers, and office-snack providers but they didn’t rhyme.

And neither does ‘those following a refined sugar free diet’, but you peeps should get involved too.

 

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Easy as 1, 2, 3 – ingredients AND steps that is!

Why timewasters?

Because this doesn’t waste any of your precious time-wasting time. You could make a batch of these in 3 minutes flat, maybe less, then pop them in the oven and let them bake while you get back to wasting time.

Why procastinators?

Well, because if you’re going to procrastinate, you might as well do it by whipping up a batch of super delicious banana breakfast bars that will provide you with at least a week’s worth of effortless breakfasts or healthy afternoon snacks.

Why booty shakers?

Because these are so easy and so yummy and so satisfying that when you eat one you’ll feel compelled to shake your behind.

The rest are self-explanatory:

Breakfast makers – because they’re designed for breakfast

Morning haters – because you don’t have to sacrifice your lie-in

Part-time bakers – because you bake them

Rollerskaters – because you need grab and go energy to cut some serious shapes

Loves-their-Quakers – because if muesli’s not your thing you can just use straight up oats

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I couldn’t get through the shoot without digging in!

Oats à la Anna

Oooh ooh also, a friend of mine (let’s call her Anna) has been loving this recipe ever since the office taste test and has a deliciously creative way of munching her way through these each morning. She pops one in a bowl, heats it in the microwave, then tops with some banana slices, a sprinkle of cinnamon and a squeeze of honey, plus a little more milk to make a porridgy-style breakfast bowl.

Sort of cookies and milk-esque. But in a banana-y breakfast kinda way. Genius.

To the recipe!

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Yum.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas, mushed
  • 150ml milk of your choice
  • 150g muesli of your choice – I’m talking with nuts, without nuts, with raisins, without raisins, homemade, oat and wheat flakes, gluten free, seedy (in a ‘lots of seeds’ kind of way), whatever you’ve got. Or for you simpletons, just use oats. Still totally delicious.

 Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C (140 fan°C and grease and line a small square cake tin or loaf tin.
  2. Combine the three ingredients in a bowl and stir. Pour into the tin.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes or until the top is firm but springy and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out (reasonably) clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Yep that’s it.

Actually, just one more thing. If you’ve got a little more time and some more ingredients I encourage you to get cheffing! A little of any (or all) of the following would work a treat:

nut butter, honey, seed mix, chopped nuts, dried fruit, fresh fruit, protein powder, cocoa powder, chocolate chips – anything else you can think of really!

Just mix it in and bake away!

Samantha x

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Mary Kelly says:

    Hi Samantha,
    I have just tried out your easy peasy 3 ingredient breakfast bars using “ dorset cereals – beautiful blueberry muesli.” They look fab( although not as good as yours) and I can’t wait to tuck in even though breakfast has long since gone! Maybe just the thing for an afternoon snack when my energy levels start to dip.Thanks for the recipe. Xx

    Liked by 2 people

    1. samanthacouzens95 says:

      I’m so pleased you gave them a go! What a great way to use up your blueberry muesli. The pictures looked lovely, I hope they taste as good as they look 🙂 xx

      Liked by 1 person

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