Oatmeal & Flax seed Bars
2 2/3 cups oats
1/3 cup flax seed meal
2 medium bananas, mashed
1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 cup dried cranberries (or other dried fruit if you prefer)
2/3 cup pecan nuts, chopped (or other nuts if you prefer)
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1-2 tbsp liquid honey
1 egg, beaten
– Preheat oven to 350°F.
– Grease cookie sheet.
– In large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix. Add bananas, beaten egg, oil and honey and blend well. Mixture should be sticky (very sticky!).
– Now comes the messy bit: Make the bars by shaping the sticky dough into 1/3” thick bars as quickly as you can and place them on the cookie sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes.
– These make perfect and healthy breakfast bars or lunchbox treats and are cheaper and healthier than store bought ones.