Monday, July 21, 2014

Banana Oat Slice

I love to mix up a quick & easy slice. 
They are great for sneaking into lunchboxes, for adults and kids! 
This is a really simple one that doesn't require many ingredients, most of them are just staples in our home so they are always on hand anyway. 
And.... it's easy enough for kids to make themselves!

You'll need:
2 Tablespoons ground flax mixed with 6 Tablespoons boiling water
1/2 cup motherless milk of choice
2 overripe bananas
1 teaspoon each baking powder, baking soda
1/4 cup coconut sugar  (*see below)
1 cup oats
1 cup oatbran

Whisk together the flax and water and set aside til thickened.
Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir until well combined.
In a smaller bowl mash the bananas well.
Add the milk and flax seeds and stir. 
Make a well in the centre of the dry mixture and pour the wet ingredients in.
Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined. Do not overmix.

Pour mixture into a 18cm square baking dish either lined or silicone.
Bake in a preheated 180C oven for 30 minutes.

*For a sugar free version omit the sugar and replace with 1 teaspoon vanilla.


  1. sounds like a great lunchbox snack - I often make old bananas into banana oat pancakes but I think your slice sounds a nice alternative that would last a bit longer - might need to run off to supermarket and buy some bananas to leave in the fruit bowl :-)

    1. hehe I love having over ripe bananas on hand - there is truly so many uses for them!

  2. Yummy. I like kid-friendly recipes!

    1. Great news! Simple recipes like this really do please most people :-)

  3. These sound perfect for a road trip that we're about to go on. I don't have oat bran so do you think it would be possible to substitute it? What would you suggest?

    1. You can grind oats to the consistency of a 'flour' and use that instead :-)

  4. Mmm, that oat slices look pretty good and travel-friendly - I would like to pack this for lunch hehe! Over ripe bananas are handy to have around and a great egg replacer!

    1. Sure is travel friendly!
      I must admit I regularly buy excess bananas just so we can have over-ripe ones lying around!!!!!

  5. I made these last night and am so impressed at how nice these are with no oil or flour!!

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for the positive feedback :-)