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Banana Oat Bars

These Banana Oat Bars are soft, chewy, and super easy to make with just 7 ingredients. They’re the perfect combination of peanut butter and mashed banana. This one-bowl recipe makes a quick breakfast, snack bars, or dessert.

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These soft-baked banana oatmeal bars have just 6 steps and are ready in just 25 minutes!

Banana Oat Bar squares on parchment paper.
Banana Oat Bars

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How to make Banana Oat Bars

Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 – Mash the bananas in a large bowl using the back of a fork or use a stand mixer. Try to get it as smooth as possible.

Step 3 – Stir in peanut butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until combined.

mashed banana, peanut butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl.

Step 4 – Add the quick oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and any optional add-ins. Stir to combine.

mashed banana, peanut butter, brown sugar, quick oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and vanilla extract in a bowl.

Step 5 – Spray an 8×8 inch square baking pan with non-stick spray and pour the oatmeal batter into the prepared pan.

mashed banana, peanut butter, brown sugar, quick oats, cinnamon, baking powder, chocolate chips, and vanilla extract in a bowl.

Step 6 – Bake for 20-22 minutes on the center rack of the preheated oven. Remove, cool completely, and cut into 9, 12, or 16 bars.

Banana Oat Bars squares on parchment paper.
Banana Oat Bars

Pro Tips

Transfer to an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  Or freeze for up to 3 months.

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Banana Oat Bar squares on parchment paper.

Banana Oat Bars

These Banana Oat Bars are soft, chewy, and super easy to make with just 7 ingredients. They’re the perfect make-ahead, quick breakfast, snack, or dessert. They have just 6 steps and are ready in just 25 minutes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Brunch, Sweet Treats
Cuisine American
Servings 9 to 16 bars
Calories 166 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 large ripe bananas (or overripe bananas)
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups instant oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Optional add-ins: ½ cup chocolate chips, fruit, or sweetened shredded coconut

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mash the bananas in a large bowl using the back of a fork or use a stand mixer. Try to get it as smooth as possible.
  • Stir in peanut butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until combined.
  • Add the oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and any optional add-ins. Stir to combine.
  • Spray an 8×8 inch square baking pan with non-stick spray and pour the oatmeal batter into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes. Remove, cool completely, and cut into 9, 12, or 16 bars.

Notes

  • Transfer to an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 166kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 89mgPotassium: 201mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 17IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
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Wednesday 29th of May 2024

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