This is a very simple basic recipe to use up those over-ripe bananas! These 2 ingredient bars are sugar-free, and so easy to make… you and your little one will love making these together! You may have to adjust the amount of oats depending on the size of your banana.Banana Oat Bars

1 ripe banana, mashed
Approx. 12 tbsp rolled oats

Preheat the oven to 180c.

Stir your the oats into the mashed banana. The amount of oats you need depends on the size of the banana you’ve used, so you may need more/less than the 14 tbsp. Maybe start by adding 10, and then see how the texture is. You need to get a dough that you can shape with your hands that doesn’t stick too much.

Form the dough into ‘bars’ using your hands, then place on a baking tray, lined with baking paper. They don’t expand in the oven, so you can line them up quite close together.

Cook for 10-15 minutes until firm and lightly golden. They should still be slightly squidgy inside.

Cool and serve.

Top tips
You can add all sorts of added extras to these bars to make them extra yummy.  Why not try chopped apricots, raisins, peanut butter or chocolate chips?  They are quite plain on their own which makes them perfect for baby-led weaning and learning how to hold food, however toddlers might find them a little dull!

I haven’t tried these in the Airfryer… it’ll be trial and error. Perhaps the same temp for 8 minutes and go from there.

Storage instructions
Store in an airtight container, like these on Amazon or these from Sainsbury’s. These keep well in the fridge for 2-3 days. You can freeze any leftover bars and use within 1 month.

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