Sunday 22 December 2013

Banana, Fruit, Nut and Oat Bars

I have no idea how or why this recipe works but it's a good 'un! Mum found it on-line here.

I've swapped one cup of rolled oats for one cup of  un-toasted muesli and used mixed seeds, glace cherries with almond extract in place of the dates, almonds and vanilla essence but here is the original recipe...

3 large ripe bananas, mashed
3 cups of rolled oats
1/4 cup each of chopped dried apricots, dates and almonds
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla essence

Mix everything together very thoroughly
Press into a lined swiss roll size tray(I used my 10"x10" baking tin)
Bake at 180C for 30-35 minutes or until golden.
Let cool completely and cut into small bars.


The teaspoon is for scale, I will get 16 2inch squares from this slab...

It was my birthday two weeks ago and Jacob(12) brought me these beautiful roses, I felt very special. We had a lovely afternoon tea with family....

Finally finished my second circular shawl based on Elizabeth Zimmerman's pattern, this one is in sock yarn and very light and colourful...

We're slowly getting ready for Christmas, just doing a little each day. Hopefully the last shopping will be done tomorrow, Joe has mowed the grass and the house is clean and tidy.

I'd like to take the opportunity now to thank you all for reading along this year, for your interesting and amusing comments and support too.
Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a most wonderful New Year, peace, good health and much joy.
Sue, Joe and Twitch!


  1. Have a happy and relaxing Christmas, Sue, Joe and especially Twitch! :-) I have all the ingredients for that slice apart from the apricots but I could replace them with something else. Thanks for the recipe. I like anything easy. The roses are beautiful...for a beautiful lady!

  2. Hi Sue, wonderful christmas & new Year wishes to you and yours,
    Love Lorraine & mine xxx

  3. Well, Happy Birthday and a Happy Holiday, too. Just catching up on your postings.

  4. I am running late with my Christmas greetings. I hope you had a good one filled with lots of fun, smiles and family.

    I like the sound of that slice, I think I might just try it out!

    Hope you have a fantastic 2014, may all your wishes come true xx

  5. Catching up on my reading after the holidays and laughed out loud at the snowman picture - thanks - hope your Christmas was lovely and happy belated birthday!