Banana Bars

As much as I love bananas, I did not love these banana bars. I think you have to be a fan of very ripe bananas to enjoy them. And if you are, this is the perfect recipe for you.

Banana Bars
Banana Bars
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Ten years ago, a fellow blogger introduced me to an App for doing tasks. The nice thing in her opinion was that it could be shared. So, she could create a shopping list and share it with her husband. And then whoever did the shopping could tick off what they had bought, and the other person would know not to buy those items. I started using it for the books I wanted to buy, and for my overseas shopping. But then along came Google Sheets and for years I have been using that. But since I stopped shopping at the one local supermarket, this was not quite working for me. And so I gave the TO DO App another look. After using it for the past month I can say it is a pleasure to use. I created a shopping list and once I have bought something, I tick it off.

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This puts a line through the item and pushes it to the bottom of the list. And the next time I need that specific thing, I just have to click it. The item is then put back into my shopping list. There is no more need for copying and pasting, and deleting and inserting lines. And as my shopping is usually the same month to month, and week to week, this is so helpful. It is also very easy to move items up and down the list. This way I can change it depending on which shop I go to. Do you make use of a digital shopping list? If so, how does yours work?

Banana Bars


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Banana Bars

If you are a fan of baked bananas then this is a great recipe
Recipe Category: Baking, Breakfast, Snacks
Makes enough for: 20 small bars
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 200 g mashed bananas, the riper the better
  • 180 mls milk
  • 100 g rolled oats
  • 85 g dried berries (raisins, saltanas, cranberries or a mix)
  • 2.5 mls ground mixed spice
  • 10 mls poppy seeds
  • 10 mls sesame seeds
  • 10 mls linseeds


  • Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • Place the bananas into a mixing bowl and add the milk, oats, dried berries and mixed spice
  • Mix to combine then press into a lined 20cm square baking tin and flatten
  • Place the poppy seeds, sesame seeds and linseeds into a small bowl and mix to cobine
  • Scatter over the top of the mixture then place into the oven to bake for 50 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and place onto a wire rack with the baking paper still on, to cool
  • Peel the baking paper off then cut into 20 small bars (or 10 larger ones if you prefer)
  • Store in an airtight container
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6 thoughts on “Banana Bars

  1. Yes, bananas do ripen too quickly in this house also and tho’ methinks I have never baled bars like this I would love to try – a lot of favourite ingredients on your list ! Have to get some linseeds, have all the rest! I rarely make any shopping lists – items on proposed new dishes I might forget are written on a small notepad which can either sit next to the computer or in my handbag ! I love change and see so many ‘new’ recipes naturally . . . there are a small number of basic items on the s’market list which I remember and don’t need to write down . . . . but lunches and dinners don’t get repeated months at a time and things like toilet paper get bought in 30+ lots, so . . . different manners, different mores 😉 !!!

  2. I think I would like these bars (and they would be GF if use GF oats). I like ripe bananas and most of the ingredients in the bars. In regard to a shopping list, I do not take advantage of technology enough. I just never take the time for the very short learning curve. My friends have the apps and seem to use them.

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