baked banana oats

Inspiration drawn from a granola stall at a Toronto farmers market. Sweetened by the fruit inside it, and involves no flour or dairy- the bananas bind the show together. It uses only common ingredients, and allows plenty of room for improvisation. If you like it sweet- go liberal on the dried fruit;


2 cups of whole oats
3-4 bananas
1/4-1/3 cup olive or vegetable oil (more if you feel frivolous)
cinnamon, nutmeg, or mixed spice
pinch or two of salt
generous amount of generous dried fruit. don't use any selfish raisins
nuts and/or seeds, the same deal
(The pictured ones use dates, sunflower seeds, chopped almonds, linseed, raisins, chopped dried apricots, but go fruity slash go nuts and use whatever you like)

Add a dash of water to the oats and stir while you wait for the oven to heat up to 190 degrees celcius.

Mash the ripe bananas, then add the rest and stir. Use a spoon or fingers to dollop them into a tray, or baking paper, making your desired shape/size.

Bake for 20-25 mins. They freeze well.

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