It’s been a grim weekend here, really windy and rainy. Harry goes completely stir crazy when he can’t get out as much as he’d like so I decided to do some baking with him to keep him entertained! He loves baking and these banana and raspberry oat bars were the perfect recipe to make together. It’s really quick, easy and he loved learning how to make repeating patterns when adding the toppings! They are perfect for a healthy snack in packed lunches and went down a treat with Harry and Megan!
This recipe made 12 bars but you can cut them into whatever size you like to make as many as you like.
I often get asked what kind of oats I use in recipes like this and I just use regular porridge oats that I give the kids for breakfast! You can blitz these in a food processor or use baby porridge to make them smoother textured if you prefer but we kept them whole to add a bit of texture.
You could also substitute the maple syrup with honey if your little one is over 1 year old if you prefer and of course could change the raspberries for whatever berries you like. Frozen would work fine too.
- 200g oats
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 6 raspberries, halved
- 12 chocolate buttons (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC
- Mix the oats, mashed bananas, maple syrup and peanut butter together in a bowl.
- Press the mixture into a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.
- Gently press the raspberries and chocolate buttons onto the top of the mixture. This is where the kids can get really creative, making whatever patterns they like!
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Allow to cool before removing from the tray and cutting.
- Serve and enjoy!