Just for kids! I would not make these for myself, but of course, since they’re around, I eat them. These bars are full of banana flavor with the additional nutritional bonus of sweet potatoes! These are based off of Missy Chase Lapine’s book, The Sneaky Chef. I love her book but my problem with it is, I don’t want to make a puree of something and keep it in the fridge, and then have leftovers if I don’t use it all and toss it out. It’s all too much possible waste for me to handle so I never really attempted making her recipes. Then I decided, that’s dumb. Like usual, why not just throw in what I feel like putting in if it’s close and it’ll probably work. It usually does! I’m actually really excited to try her PB&J muffins my way.
- 5TB butter (I used 1/2 butter and 1/2 coconut oil)
- 1/2 cup agave nectar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 jar stage 2 organic sweet potatoes (I used Earth’s Best)…Stage 2 is closer to the amount you want, 1 is too small, if you have stage 1, just use 1 1/2 or 2 jars
- 2 large mashed bananas
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1/3-1/2 cup oat flour or oats…I used oat flour this time because I ran out of oats
- 1 cup spelt flour
- 1/4-1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 325 and spray 8″ square pan or 11×7 pan
- Melt butter & coconut oil if you are using it over medium heat along with agave nectar and stir with whisk. Remove from heat and let cool while doing the next step
- In a large bowl, mash bananas, add the beaten eggs, baby food, and vanilla. Add the slightly cooled butter and agave nectar mixture
- Add oats/oat flour and spelt flour and salt. For less moist bars, add more oats.
- Bake for 25-35 minutes until they don’t jiggle in the middle anymore and turn slightly brown around the edges
- Allow to cool and then melt chocolate chips and spread on top. You may also drizzle but to be honest, I think spreading is much easier. I always make my drizzle chunk or somehow lose control of my hand and make a gorgeous splot on top of whatever it is that I’m making. I prefer not drizzling but wish I had the skill. Drizzles are pretty.
My toddler loves them!