2 cups quick oats
2 tsp. cinnamon
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 large bananas
2 large eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup fat free milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon sugar
1/3 cup raisins (optional)
Buttery non-stick cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Coat an 8 inch square glass baking dish with cooking spray.
In a small bowl mix cinnamon, baking powder and salt.
In medium to large mixing bowl mash bananas and mix on medium speed, adding applesauce, eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, until well blended.
Add the dry ingredients, setting mixer on low speed and mix completely, stopping to scrape down the sides with a spatula. Using the spatula, stir in (optional) raisins and mix in well.
Pour batter into pre-coated baking dish and bake for 45 minutes. After about 30 minutes of baking time sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top and bake for the remaining 15 minutes of baking time.
Cool for about 15-20 minutes before slicing into 9-12 bars. Serve immediately or refrigerate Cinnamon Oatmeal Bars, until ready to serve.
Karen’s Note: My family really likes these bars served cold right out of the refrigerator along with a hot cup of coffee. Enjoy and “Seasoned” Greetings to ALL!