Monday, October 3, 2011

4-Ingredient Bars and a Prudish Carrot

Under normal conditions, I like easy recipes. When I only have a couple hours between finishing a half marathon and arriving at a baby shower to which I’ve promised to bring baked goods, I really like easy recipes. This one fit the bill for yesterday’s craziness.

(Adapted from Friesencold)

3 brown bananas, mashed
2 cups gluten-free oats
½ cup chopped dates (without pits)
½ cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9-inch springform pan (or a 9” x 9” pan).

2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

3. Press mixture into pan.

4. Bake for 30 minutes.

5. Cool and then cut into bars.

A Prudish Carrot


  1. I'm really impressed you baked between your race and the shower. And where do you get gluten free oats? I was looking for them but couldn't find them.

  2. I just stumbled onto your blog (from a triathlete's blog--can't remember which one). Your recipes look awesome, so I made the pesto lasagne and the key lime "ice cream" sandwiches tonight. Wow! They are really, really good! Tomorrow--the oatmeal chocolate chip bars! (Oh, by the way, you didn't say how many servings the key lime sandwiches made...I'd say, um, one!) I will be back here a LOT!

  3. We use Bob's Red Mill G-F oats (from Hannaford or Whole Foods)