Thursday, September 6, 2012

Skinny Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Squares

Skinny Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Squares
 
 I have been looking at this recipe for months now.  I have read it over and over again and finally decided to whip some up for a healthy but filling breakfast.
 
I mean, look how delicious this looks! (Link)
 
 
My eyes did the talking and I just had to make this breakfast recipe!  Did my eyes deceive me??
 
 
This is what you will need: (how i made it skinny)
-1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
-1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (I omitted this)
-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1/2 cup milk (skim)
-1 large egg, lightly beaten (egg white only)
-1 large mashed banana
-1/4 cup creamy peanut butter (any kind that is low in fat and sodium)
-1 cup roasted nuts (optional)
 
 
Directions:
 

In a large mixing bowl, add cooking oats, brown sugar, baking power, salt, and cinnamon and mix thoroughly.


 
Add vanilla extract, milk, and egg.  The give it a mix!
 
Then add in the mashed banana and the creamy peanut butter.  Mix everything well.

Pour mixture into a lightly greased baking pan, spreading everything out to make sure it cooks evenly.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 min.

The end result should look like this. 

Like I always say, my Husband got into it before I could take a picture of mine. 

At the start of this post I asked if my eyes deceived me.  Well...unfortunately they did.  I may have hyped this a little too much in my head and the end taste wasn't what I expected.  I was looking forward to this and was disappointed.  I even tried to add a little Peanut Butter on top like the picture...but no cigar. Maybe it was the spoon in the picture that made it this good. Who knows...



 


For those of you who have tried this or would like to try let me know your thoughts.  If you have not tried this but are looking for a healthy breakfast and trying to get out of the cereal rut you may enjoy this.
 



 

23 comments:

  1. I agree, the picture looks yummy! To bad I can't whip this one up. My son has severe nut allergies and we can't even eat nuts. I love your recipes, always look forward to your next one!

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  2. Ooh, this looks good! I might have to make some :)
    Thanks for your comment on my blog the other day...I'm your newest follower too! Can't wait to read more!

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  3. Worst bars ever. I hated them. The picture looks so yummy, but there just weren't. Major sadness.

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  4. Okay I was like those look like they have some serious yum potential and then I read the comment above mine and now I'm like I am SO gonna make those if not just for the controversial factor... I'm off to bake up a batch. =)

    Aloha,
    I'm late, late, late but I'm following ya now from the GFC hop. If you're up for a bit of a ride I'd love for you to join me at localsugarhawaii.com where we little brave souls are riding the wave of life together, one teensy tinsy adventure at a time. And this week we're opening our sweet little online shop with giveaways galore. I hope you'll join the fun.

    xo,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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  5. looks delicious! Sounds like a good afternoon snack!

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  6. This looks delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am now following you back. :)

    Julie

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  7. new follower from the blog hop! can't wait to keep following along!

    stop by sometime!
    kalobandelise.blogspot.com

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  8. That looks so good! I love oatmeal and peanut butter!! Thanks for the recipe! Found you from the blog hop!

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  9. Wow this does look d-lish...and I will probably be like you and wait for a while to make it...because I'm just like that...hahaha. newest follower from "Follow me Wednesday" hop! yay for new bloggy buddies!!!

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  10. Hi there! I'm a new follower from the Wednesday Blog Hop! I'd love a follow back at www.sugarplumsandlollipops.blogspot.com and Pinterest! I follow back all of my Pinterest followers :)

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  11. These look yummy!!

    Just found your through the Hop. I am excited to follow you and read more! Would love for you to stop by and follow along if you'd like :)

    sjdmiller.blogspot.com

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  12. Can't wait to try this recipe!! Found you through the GFC hop and so glad I did! Super cute blog and I can't wait to read more.
    Would love for you to stop by and visit me at Fiddle-dee-dee!!
    Molly Kay
    fiddledd-mollykcash.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh my, these look absolutely delicious! Do they taste as good as they look? New follower from the GFC Blog Hop!! I would love for you to stop by and follow back ;)Vikki xx www.littlelovesblog.co.uk

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  14. Yum!! these look so tasty, I will be putting these on my "must bake list"

    Im a new follower
    openspaces

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  15. I am a Yankee with southern blood runnin' through my veins!! AND I'm about to be a newlywed!! Stopping by from the hop, newest follower!! Come say HEY!!

    http://sarahmarieyankee.blogspot.com/

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  16. Hey there!

    Stopping by from the GFC blog hop! :) New follower!

    xoxo
    Anni // http://grapefruitprincess.blogspot.com

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  17. These look yummy!
    *found you through the blog hop :)

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  18. This recipe looks delicious! Thank you for sharing. I'm a new follower from the gfc blog hop. :)

    www.southernsunflowersandcoffeebeans.com

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  19. Those sounds soooooo good! What's not to love about peanut butter? I nominated you for a Liebster Award.
    http://enjoyingthejourneytx.blogspot.com/2012/11/leibster-award.html

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  20. Uhm, hello, my name is Sammantha and I'm your new best friend. Seriously though these look freaking delicious! So happy I found your blog lady!

    Stop by and say hi sometime,
    www.dysfunctionaleverafter.com

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  21. hi. i'm following the GFC blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.

    http://www.blackinkpaperie.blogspot.com

    thanks
    new follower bev

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  22. These look delicious! Can't wait to try making them! Found you through a GFC Blog hop and excited to be a new follower! I hope you will stop by my site if you get a chance!

    Chrissy
    http://www.thetaylor-house.com

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  23. Aloha Sweet Friend,
    We are gathering for An Aloha Affair , a sweet sort of mingling and sharing and growing together. I would so love it if you'd join us. You will always be welcome, anytime. Save ya a seat?...

    xo,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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