Oatmeal Bars with Banana and Raisins


  • 1 1/4 cups rolled oats (see notes re: grinding oats before adding to mixture)
  • 1/4 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1 tbls chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup raisins (or sultanas, currants, or any dried fruit)
  • 2 ripe large bananas mashed (makes approximately 1 cup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F)
  2. Line a baking dish with grease proof paper
  3. Combine all ingredients and add to baking dish. Using the back of a spoon even out the mixture.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes or until golden. This produces a chewy bar in the centre. If you prefer a crunchy bar extend the cooking time

Recipe Notes

Depending on your child's chewing ability add the dry oats to the blender or food processor before adding the the mixture for a finer consistency
Try adding spices like cinnamon, nutmeg or ginger. Seeds & nuts would also be great
If you don't have the a little enough baking dish just keep the mixture up one end. It won't run
Will keep in the fridge for a couple of day or suitable to freeze