2 Cups Quick oats
2 tsp cinnamon (I doubled as I love cinnamon)
1/2 tsp salt
3 bananas (Mine were frozen and on the small side. I suggest using average to larger for more moistness)
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 Tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
another 1/4 peanut butter or more to taste
Mix dry ingredients, set aside while mashing bananas then mixing in peanut butter, honey, and vanilla. Add to dry and mix together well. Press in an 8" by 8" pan, lined with foil, then sprayed with baking spray, leaving foil to hang over edge. Bake 20 minutes at $375. Take out, spread with the remaining peanut butter, and bake another 10 minutes. Lift out with foil then cool completely.
I cut mine in 8 bars, though the recipe I saw made 12, which in hind sight, was probably right. They are filling. After sampling, I have four left for grab and go. These were cheap to make-my way, perhaps $1.50 for the pan. I saw Belvita soft breakfast biscuits were $2.98 for five. Mine took less than five minutes to measure, mix, and put in the oven, and then another five perhaps to spread additional peanut butter, and then to later cut and wrap after cooling. Mine have 7 ingredients, and their label goes on and on with many ingredients I can't pronounce. I'll concede that I used Skippy peanut butter, and not an all natural because we had several jars on hand. Admittedly, Skippy has a long list of "stuff" beyond peanuts. I use Belvita as the comparison because I genuinely do like them, and have bought them to keep in my desk or in the glove box, so a realistic comparison.
My camera was not cooperating, but they looked pretty much the same as the recipe photo, perhaps a bit darker because I doubled the cinnamon.The verdict, I would make these again. I and the girls liked them enough to include in a breakfast rotation, and they were super easy. I'll give the real recipe a try and see if the added ingredients and expenses are worth it.