Ring in a Healthier New Year With This Recipe
If you’ve resolved to making healthier food choices in 2018, then these peanut butter bars are good the perfect treat. They’re good for you, and they make for a delicious dessert, snack or breakfast on-the-go. Don’t just take my word for it; whip up your own batch and you’ll soon taste how scrumptious healthy eating can be.
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cups Hiland Dairy Milk
- 6 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 large banana, diced
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Lightly coat an 8×8-inch square pan with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.
In a separate bowl, combine the milk, applesauce, egg, honey, peanut butter and vanilla.
Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and stir until completely blended (the batter should be very wet).
Fold in the diced banana.
Pour into the baking pan and bake for 35 minutes, or until thick and golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Allow pan to cool, then cut into bars and serve.
If you want to add a bit of a chocolate taste to these bars, substitute the white milk with Hiland Dairy Chocolate Milk.
~The Dairy Diva