Serve these moist cakelike bars as a snack or for breakfast. A multigrain hot cereal is a key ingredient in the batter.
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (1 medium)
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
2.2 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups multigrain hot cereal
1/4 cup chopped pecans
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°.
Coat a foil-lined 8-inch square metal baking pan with cooking spray.
Place banana and next 5 ingredients in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until blended. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and salt in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Gradually add flour mixture to banana mixture. Stir in cereal and pecans.
Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Young Chefs can:
Pour flour mixture into banana mixture
Older Chefs can:
Measure brown sugar, cereal, and pecans
Stir cereal and pecans into batter
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