Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Banana Oatmeal Bar

My challengers rock. I have over 45 official challengers who have committed to Eat to Live for six weeks, beginning September 1, 2011. I could go on and on, but I would go on and on. So to nip that in the bud, I do want to introduce one of the challengers to all of you and let YOU know that I want ALL my challengers to be featured here on So Duck Soup. So when you find that nutritarian dish that you KNOW you will make over and over again, TAKE PICTURES! SEND ME THE RECIPE! And in this way we can all share with one another.

My featured challenger/blogger is my good friend and colleague, Kanani De Sa. I have known Kanani since my own son was in preschool. He's now 25 so that puts us as over the 20 years mark. She is the librarian at our elementary school (and a darn great one at that) and most recently, she is THE BEST ZUMBA INSTRUCTOR in Hilo (no offense to all you Zumba instructors in Hilo). My daughter and I love her class. She works us beyond what we think we are capable of. And right now she is working herself beyond what she is capable of by staying true to the challenge.

Kanani is now famous at school for her nutritarian Banana Oatmeal Bar, straight out of Dr. Fuhrman's Eat to Live book. I am forever more going to insist that she make these bars at every school potluck. You have got to try them.

Banana Oatmeal Bar
2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup dates (pitted and diced)
1/4 cup coconut
1/4 cup figs
1/4 cup sunflower seeds (pecans are good too!)
3 large banana's (smashed)
Mix all above ingredients, press in 9x11 pan.  Bake @ 350 degrees for 1/2 hour.  Cool, cut, & serve.

All the necessary ingredients, including FRESH coconut. You can use the kind in the store :-)

Isn't she great showing us the ingredients ready for mixing together?

All mixed

Press into pan



so so delicious with just the right amount of sweetness
If you get a chance to make these delicious bars, leave us a comment!
What's your favorite nutritarian dessert?


  1. I love this post, Kanani. Thanks! I can't wait to try these.

  2. I tried it but I didn't have rolled oats, so I used the Coach's oats instead. I thought it was a fail because it didn't hold together well, but I brought it for our hump day snack day anyway and just brought some herbal tea to wash it down. My fellow snackers said it was fine and they enjoyed it. Other people came into the teacher's lounge and they took some too until by the end of the day it was gone.

    My son asked me what the gooey thing was in the bar. I said banana. He said, "put more of that."
    I'll definitely try it again with more bananas and the right kind of oats.



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