#SamsClubMag Oatmeal Banana Bites

Oatmeal Banana Bites

April 24, 2015Danita
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#SamsClubMag Oatmeal Banana Bites

Looking for something not too sweet, good for you and easy?  Oatmeal Banana Bites are perfect!  They are made with two main ingredients….Oatmeal and Bananas.  They can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or snack.  It’s easy to make them your own by using your favorite add-ins.  Anything works.  Whatever you’d put in oatmeal or like in an oatmeal cookie can be added.  That’s the beauty of oatmeal….a superfood and versatile.

How many other foods can you think of that can be eaten as a hot cereal, used in a side dish or made into cookies AND still be good for you?

Oats come in many forms…old fashioned rolled oats, quick cook, instant oatmeal and for those who prefer less “mush”….steel cut.  Research has shown all varieties have the same health benefits, which seem to be practically endless.  Oats have been shown to have cholesterol-reducing properties, improve blood pressure control, and help with Type 2 diabetes.  

As if that weren’t enough, oats can also be used as a topical treatment for things like rashes, burns and eczema.  I know we have used it frequently to combat poison ivy.  All that and it tastes great!  It’s hard to believe oats were once considered a weed that threatened wheat and barley crops.

Oats are an inexpensive way to feed your family something good for them and (as my mom would say) it “sticks to your ribs”.  What that means is it’s filling and helps keep you from snacking between meals.   

#SamsClubMag Oatmeal Banana Bites

I like to stock up at Sam’s Club.  They make it easy to get everything you need to stay healthy and energized.  

We enjoy oats in Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes, Baked Oatmeal, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars and now Oatmeal Banana Bites.  

Here’s the Recipe:

  • 2 large bananas (over ripe work great)
  • 1 cup oats (rolled or quick cook but DO NOT use steel cut)

Optional Mix-ins:

  • cinnamon
  • vanilla
  • chopped pecans or walnuts
  • raisins
  • mini chocolate chips
  • honey

#SamsClubMag Oatmeal Banana Bites

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Spray baking sheet with non stick cooking spray

If using rolled oats it’s best to chop in the blender a little, but should NOT be finely ground.  

#SamsClubMag Oatmeal Banana Bites

This helps the dough to stick together

#SamsClubMag Oatmeal Banana Bites

In a medium bowl, mix together banana and oats

#SamsClubMag Oatmeal Banana Bites

Add mix-ins.  I used…

  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla
  • a few chopped pecans
  • about 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips

I think when I do them again I’ll ad about a tablespoon of honey

#SamsClubMag Oatmeal Banana Bites

Drop by rounded teaspoons onto prepared baking sheet

Makes about 12 

Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes

#SamsClubMag Oatmeal Banana Bites

Best when eaten right out of the oven

#SamsClubMag Oatmeal Banana Bites

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Oatmeal Banana Bites
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 large bananas (over ripe work great)
  2. 1 cup oats (rolled or quick cook but DO NOT use steel cut)
Optional Mix-ins
  1. cinnamon
  2. vanilla
  3. chopped pecans or walnuts
  4. raisins
  5. mini chocolate chips
  6. honey
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray baking sheet with non stick cooking spray
  3. If using rolled oats it’s best to chop in the blender a little, but should NOT be finely ground.
  4. This helps the dough to stick together
  5. In a medium bowl, mix together banana and oats
  6. Ad desired mix-ins
  7. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto prepared baking sheet
  8. Makes about 12
  9. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes
  10. Best when eaten right out of the oven
Notes
  1. Add mix-ins. I used…
  2. 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  3. 1/8 tsp vanilla
  4. a few chopped pecans
  5. about 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
  6. I think when I do them again I’ll ad about a tablespoon of honey
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6 Comments

  • kraylfunch

    April 29, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    My grandmom always made oatmeal cookies.. these are a healthy substitute!

  • Elaine

    April 28, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Thanks for posting this recipe. I am always looking for something new for breakfast. It also looks great for an afternoon snack with a good cup of coffee.

    1. Danita

      April 28, 2015 at 7:36 PM

      I thought you might like them. They aren’t very sweet and super easy.

  • Lori Pace

    April 27, 2015 at 8:04 AM

    This recipe looks amazing!! Thank you so much!! #client

  • upsidedownpear

    April 25, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    Guilt free cookies for breakfast! I’m totally in 😀 These sound amazing and I like the add in suggestions.

  • Florian @Contentednesscooking

    April 25, 2015 at 1:55 AM

    Delicious, thanks for sharing!

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