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The energy-boosting banana oat bars


95 g Chopped walnuts

2 Overripe bananas

120 ml Vegetable oil

200 g Granulated sugar

1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract

230 g Rolled oats

95 g Plain flour

3/4 tsp.

Baking powder 1/2 tsp.

Salt 1/2 tsp.

Ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp.

Ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp.

Baking soda 1/4 tsp


  1. Heat the oven to 180C. Coat a 20x20cm baking tray with a thin film of oil. Toast the walnuts on a separate, ungreased tray for 8 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, mash the bananas in a bowl. Add the oil, sugar and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking soda. Stir into the banana mixture. Fold in the walnuts and cranberries.

  4. Bake the mixture in the prepared tray for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting.

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