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Banana-Nut Energy Bars

Yield 12 servings (serving size: 1 bar)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups multigrain hot cereal (such as Quaker) or quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 133
  • caloriesfromfat 24 %
  • fat 3.6 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 1.7 g
  • polyfat 1.1 g
  • protein 2.4 g
  • carbohydrate 24.4 g
  • fiber 1.6 g
  • cholesterol 18 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 106 mg
  • calcium 10 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Beat the first 6 ingredients at medium speed of a mixer until blended. Lightly spoon the flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife. Gradually add the flour, cereal, pecans, and salt to the banana mixture, stirring until well-blended.

  3. Spoon mixture into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.