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Banana Soy Baked Bars
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Banana Soy Baked Bars


Make these for a quick snack when you are on the go! Soy is rich in B vitamins, which are necessary for producing energy from the foods we eat. 



  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1½ cups milk (or soy milk)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy nut butter
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • About ½ cup mini chocolate chips (optional)


Place the rack in the center and heat the oven to 375 F. Lightly coat an 8-by-8-inch square pan with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, applesauce, egg, honey, soy nut butter, mashed banana and vanilla.

Pour the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and stir to combine. The batter will be very wet. Pour into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top of the batter (optional).

Bake for 35 minutes or until thickened and golden or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool, cut into bars and serve.

Dietary and Nutrition


Soy is rich in B vitamins, which are necessary for producing energy from the foods we eat. Soy also provides phosphorus and iron. Phosphorous is necessary for cellular growth and production. Iron is crucial for the production of red blood cells and hemoglobin.

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Questions & Answers About Soy Foods (FN1786, Reviewed December 2023)

Soy is a plant native to Asia and has been a staple in the Asian diet for more than 5,000 years. Large-scale soybean cultivation did not start in the U.S. until around World War II. Today, the Midwestern U.S.

On the Move to Better Health: Teen Cooking School Focus on Soy Foods (FN2057, June 2022)

Teen Cooking School is a six-lesson curriculum for teens designed to increase knowledge of nutrition and culinary skills through interactive activities. Each lesson contains information on a different cooking skill.

This recipe was analyzed for nutrition using Food Processor SQL Nutrition and Fitness Software and tested in the kitchen.