Sunday, November 6, 2016

HMR Apple Banana Bars


This is only when you get to add fruit to your diet

It is also a high calorie low volume thing, so it is not an every day type food.  Basically my wife and I have them for when our choices at work or family is things like pie, donuts, etc.  So it is an HMR in the box treat.  Count the calories!  This is low calorie when consumed in moderation and compared to the usual office things.

Turn oven on to 350 degrees
Line 9x9 pan with parchment paper, spray with non stick

Bowl One

1 ripe banana mashed
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
Mix together

Bowl Two

2 apples, peeled, cored, diced fine
1 Vanilla 70 Shake mix package
2 Multi Grain Cereal package
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbs Baking Powder
Mix together


Add Bowl One to Bowl Two
Let sit for five minutes so that Bowl Two absorbs all the water
If it is very dry, you can add more water, one tbs at a time.  It should be fairly dry, almost crumbly

Place into prepared 9x9 pan, bake.... 20 to 30 minutes ... or more.  I cook it until a toothpick put in the center comes out dry.  The temperature in the center should be about 200 degrees if you have a thermapen.

This is more a raised fruit bar - the baking powder "puffs it up".

This is about 800 calories for the pan - divide by the number of bars you cut and that gives you a per bar calorie count.  One third of the pan counts as one shake and one fruit - One sixth is 1/2 a shake and 1/2 a fruit.

They will keep several days in the fridge.  We cut them into 12 pieces, then freeze separately, then bag and keep in the freezer.  They thaw nicely for eating at work/road/party/etc.

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