Thursday, July 19, 2012

Because I was waiting for the repairman

Today has been one of those days where there just wasn't anything for me to do. I couldn't go anywhere because our dryer had gone out and I was waiting for the repairman, which is always a fun way to spend my day, so I decided to make a recipe I had recently found on Pinterest. It's a recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Squares. The recipe link on Pinterest led me to a blog by the name of Gingerbread Bagels.  I haven't really looked around her blog that much, yet, but it does look like there are some other very yummy recipes. And honestly, if you want professional pictures to this recipe, click here. I don't fool myself into thinking I'm a good photographer. As a matter of fact, all of the following pictures I took with my iPhone because it's what I had on hand. 

But back to the Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Squares,they are so good! I put all the ingredients into MyFitnessPal to figure out the nutritional value per serving and each serving only has 141 calories, 5 grams of fat, 9 grams of sugar and 4.5 grams of protein. So they aren't that bad for you either!!

So here's the recipe, enjoy!

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Squares



1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 large mashed banana
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Put the quick cooking oats, light brown sugar, baking powder, kosher salt and ground cinnamon into a large mixing bowl and mix together.

Now add the vanilla extract, milk and egg. Mix together.

And finally, add in the banana and peanut butter. Blend everything together.

Pour mixture into a lightly greased 8x8 baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Now if your like me and don't clean along the way, it's time to clean up!

Once they've cooled, cut into serving sizes and enjoy!!


  1. Look at you! So cute, with your ipad up while you bake, and I like how you did the pictures. They look yummy! Are they?

    1. They are very yummy! I like them best when they are still a little warm with a glass of milk. For me, they really help my sweet cravings!

  2. I've made something similiar once except it didn't have bananas. Don't you love waiting on repair men? It's always like, I'll be there between 12-4 and they show up at 4:15.

    1. That's what happened to me this day.. They said they'd be here between 1:30 and 3:30 but he didn't show until almost 4! Drives me nuts!

  3. That looks great! Other than the egg, this is one you could almost make in a skillet over a campfire ... hmm. I'm always looking for recipes for the boys and Grayson to use when camping. Wonder if you could modify this one somehow ...

    1. I googled egg substitution and it looks like the easiest would be 2 tbsp water, 1 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp baking powder.. I don't have a banana at the moment to try this out, but this is such a simple recipe I will try it out once I get some bananas.. I will even try it in a skillet on my gas stove.. Should be a fun little experiment.. I'll let you know how it turns out!