December 03, 2016


Sharon Wolff

The best part about this recipe is that you can add or subtract ingredients to suit your tastes. The mashed banana base adds sweetness and bulk. The quinoa adds protein and a little crunch. Tell us how you adapted this recipe for yourself!

2 mashed bananas
1/2 can pumpkin (unflavored)
1/2 C frozen or fresh blueberries
1/2 C dried cranberries
1 T honey or maple syrup to taste
1T vanilla
1 egg (optional)
2 cups oatmeal (reserve about 3 T)
1/2 to 1 C uncooked quinoa

Mix all ingredients together in bowl
If mixture is too liquidy, add a little more oats.
Spray bottom and sides of 8 x 8 baking dish with olive oil
Press mixture to about 3/4" thick
Sprinkle with reserved oats
Bake at 300 until set  - about 20 minutes - and very slightly browned (if you included egg, make sure it is thoroughly heated through)
Allow to cool and cut into 2" x 2" squares
Store in freezer or refrigerator.

Grab a couple for a quick healthier than cookie pick me up!

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