The end of another school year is now here, this means that teens across the island are now thinking of ways they can make their summer fun. There is certainly a lot more freedom to enjoy more of their favourite activities. The teenAGE Observer recently rolled out its latest feature entitled Summer Snaxx, where we highlight a few 'quick fixes' that can be prepared in those instances when you just want something to munch on during the day (or night).
Banana Oat Bars
Items needed: medium bowl, fork, measuring cup and spoons, baking tray, wax paper (optional)
2 cups oats
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
4 tablespoons peanut butter (optional)
1/2 cup of nuts (optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit/ 170 degrees Celcius
2. Peel and mash the bananas in the bowl until it is mostly liquid
3. Pour the oats into the mashed banana, stir until partially combined.
4. Add all remaining ingredients except the nutmeg and stir until fully combined.
5. Line the baking tray with the parchment/wax paper or lightly grease the tray with margarine or oil.
6. Pour the mixture onto the baking tray and pat it down.
7. Bake the mixture for 30 minutes or until it starts to brown around the edges.
8. Carefully remove it from the oven with an oven mitt or dish towel and allow it to cool before cutting it into bars. The bars can be stored in the refrigerator.
NB. Oatmeal bars are very versatile. You can add your own mix of fruits and other additions along with the banana to make it even more delicious.
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