These small homemade oat banana and raisin bites are a perfect snack for young children. With no refined sugar, just three ingredients and ready in less than 20 minutes, what are you waiting for?
I wasn't sure what to call these. Are they cereal bars, cookies or biscuits? Well, bars usually have a more regular shape, biscuits are more crunchy, and cookies are more like cookies. So, I've gone with 'bites' in the end. It describes them perfectly - small chewy clusters of oats, held together with sticky banana and raisins and then baked in the oven.
I don't really need to write any more because that is exactly what these small sweet treats are. They have just three ingredients: banana, oats and raisins and are incredibly easy to make. In fact they are the perfect snack to bake with young children. My two-year old loved mashing up the banana, stirring in the oats and then...
...trying to eat the raisins. She also helped spoon the mixture onto the baking tray. The only thing she didn't help with was eating them afterwards. I enjoyed eating them all instead.
Could you adapt these oat banana and raisin bites?
You could make lots of variations of these. Any dried fruit would work instead of the raisins, and personally I'd love to add some chocolate chips next time. As they are, they have no added sugar and only a little fat from the greased baking tray so they make an ideal naturally sweet but healthy snack for toddlers, young children and anyone else who may be around.
Recipe for Oat Banana and Raisin Bites
Oat Banana Raisin Bites
- 1 large overripe banana
- 60 g fine oats
- 30 g raisins
- Put the banana in a bowl and mash it up.
- Stir in the oats and raisins.
- Grease a baking tray and place teaspoons of the mixture on the baking tray. Press down slightly.
- Bake in the oven at 180°C for about 10 minutes.
- Let them cool for a few minutes on the baking tray and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
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As the ingredients in these are very economical and they are a great way of using up bananas that are about to go off, I am linking them to the following food challenges: