Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Bars

We had some rapidly ripening bananas to use up today. Lots of ripe bananas. After baking two loaves of banana bread, there were still too many bananas to for our family too eat. I found a recipe for Banana Bars, but like I usually do, I decided to make a healthier version. The result was a tasty treat that I can feel good about offering to my family.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Bars

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup pasteurized egg product
3 medium bananas, mashed
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 cup old fashioned oats
2/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 15x10x1 inch pan.

In large bowl combine butter, oil, sugars, baking powder and salt. Mix until well combined.

Add eggs and bananas. Mix well.

Stir in flours until well blended.

Add oatmeal and chocolate chips.

Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Cool before cutting. Yields 36 bars.