Oatmeal and Flax Seed Bars


2 2/3 cups oats
1/3 cup flax seed meal
2 medium bananas, mashed
1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 cup dried cranberries (or other dried fruit if you prefer)
2/3 cup pecan nuts, chopped (or other nuts if you prefer)
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1-2 tbsp liquid honey
1 egg, beaten


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Grease cookie sheet.

In large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix. Add bananas, beaten egg, oil and honey and blend well. Mixture should be sticky (very sticky!).

Now comes the messy bit: Make the bars by shaping the sticky dough into 1/3” thick bars as quickly as you can and place them on the cookie sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes.

These make perfect and healthy breakfast bars or lunchbox treats and are cheaper and healthier than store bought ones.