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Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Jessica Braider
These banana oatmeal breakfast bars are a perfect example of using the natural sugar in fruit to create a sweet and delicious dish. They are a big hit with kids and adults and make an awesome high fiber and protein make-ahead breakfast, snack, or healthy dessert. They’re easy to make, and the batter tastes like a healthier version of chocolate chip cookie dough.
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 9 servings
Calories 170 kcal


  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 2 cups rolled oats (use wheat/gluten-free, if needed)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or use any variety of milk you have
  • 1/4 cup almond butter or use any nut or seed butter
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp. cocoa nibs or use mini chocolate chips, raisins, or chopped dried apricots


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 8 x 8-inch square pan with coconut oil or nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mash the bananas using a potato masher or fork and stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • Smooth the batter into the baking dish and bake it for 17 – 20 minutes until it is firm and starting to turn golden brown.
  • Let it cool, cut it into squares and serve it immediately or store tightly covered for up to 3 days, or freeze the bars for up to 3 months.


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Calories: 170kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 155mgPotassium: 261mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 27IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 74mgIron: 1mg
Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, Baked Goods, Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy-Free, Dessert, Fall, Freezer-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Make-Ahead, Snack/Appetizer, Spring, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
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How to Keep Kids Busy During School Closures

Thursday 4th of February 2021

[…] Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bars: You might need to help your kids with the oven for this one, but other than that they will happily be able to make the rest on their own (and they’ll love the banana smashing!). […]

Beth Groves

Wednesday 29th of April 2020

Hi—does the recipe leave out the oatmeal?

Jessica Braider

Thursday 30th of April 2020

Sorry about that! Somehow the oats got replaced with bread crumbs. lol! Just fixed it! Thanks and enjoy!

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