Banana Cookie Bars

January 18, 2014

I played with an Oatmeal Cookie recipe last Sunday, and I really liked the way it turned out. It was dense and with all of the banana’s in it, it seemed more like a heavy Banana Bread than a Oatmeal Cookie.  I did like the taste of it. After adding just a few chocolate chips to each cookie, I liked it even more!

I’d love to give credit to the original cookie recipe creator, but I have no idea who it is….

As I was about to put these on the cookie sheet to bake yesterday, I decided to try baking them as a bar.

I’m calling them……

Oatmeal Banana Cookie Bar’s



2 Cups Oats

1/3 Cup Natural Applesauce

3 Smashed Ripe Banana’s

1/4 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

2 Packets Truvia

36 Chocolate Chips (Because that’s how many I had!) 🙂


Mix all ingredients, except for the chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Drop chocolate chips on top, let sit for a few seconds, then spread evenly over the top.


I put the batter/mix/stuff into a 8×8 dish sprayed with cooking spray.



Then, using a piece of wax paper, I smashed it all down evenly….



I have no real good explanation for doing this…..but it just seemed like a good idea.



I really liked the chocolate chips in the mix, but I had only a few.

I decided to bake these first, then add the chips to the top!



I let them sit for a few seconds, then I spread what little chocolate there was, all over.



Now there was just enough chocolate for a little taste in every bite!



I cut these into 16 squares.

One Square = 2 PPV


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