2 large, very ripe bananas
2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup pitted, chopped dried prunes (could also use dates)
1/4 cup chopped nuts (I used walnuts but could use hazelnuts or pecans)
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)
handful of dark chocolate chips (optional)Directions:
- Heat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 9x9-inch baking dish.
- Peel bananas and mash until no large chunks remain. Stir in vanilla, if using, and oats. Next stir in salt, dates and nuts.
- Pat the mixture evenly into the baking pan. Sprinkle with nutmeg/cinnamon, chocolate chips, coconut or whatever else you desire. Bake for 30 minutes or until edges begin to crisp.
- Place the baking pan on a rack to cool. Once cool, cut into bars and enjoy with a glass of milk or tea.