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It’s the first day of summer! Spend less time in the kitchen and more time outside by making this big batch of breakfast to last you all week.
Makes 3 servings
3 medium-sized bananas, mashed
3/4 cup raisins
3 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 cups uncooked old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup almond milk (more if needed)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray large baking dish lightly with oil spray. Mix all ingredients together except almond milk. Add enough almond milk until mixture is thoroughly moist or even slightly wet. Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes. Slice into squares.
Recipe by member Mary Delaney of Herndon, Virginia. To save time, Mary cooks big batches of food on the weekend to eat throughout the week.
Per serving (1/3 of recipe):
Calories: 361; Fat: 3.6 g; Saturated Fat: 0.6 g; Calories from Fat: 8.4%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 7.4 g; Carbohydrates: 74.2 g; Sugar: 31.4 g; Fiber: 7.8 g; Sodium: 202 mg; Calcium: 85 mg; Iron: 2.6 mg; Vitamin C: 8.6 mg; Beta Carotene: 27 mcg; Vitamin E: 2.2 mg
Please feel free to tailor Physicians Committee recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.