1 1/4 cups multigrain hot cereal (such as Quaker) or quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon salt
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°.
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.
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.
Doubled the recipe, halved the sugar, added tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 tsp. nutmeg. Substituted half cup ground flax meal for some of the oatmeal. Much healthier with these changes. Would consider adding another banana as other reviewer alluded to.
I would say "outstanding/5 stars" for what it is: an energy bar. Great quick snack or breakfast. Tasty and chewy--won't break a tooth on it but I would not say "cakey". It's consistency is like a storebought chewy bar (SB?) not like a granola bar. I doubled the recipe and put in a 9x13 pan; baked for a few minutes more than called for. Turned out great!
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