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Onto the recipe! Here we go:
I am so addicted to Dates right now! They are sweet, rich and a great source of Iron to boost energy. This is a convenient way to enjoy the benefits of your breakfast oatmeal – to go! Experiment by adding different types of chopped nuts, dried fruits and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg or cardamom. Makes 9 bars.
2 large extra ripe bananas, mashed.
2 cups rolled oats
¼ cup dates (pitted and chopped)
¼ cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together, pour into greased 9×9 baking dish and flatten. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven, cut into squares and let cool in baking dish.