These Banana Oatmeal Bars Aren’t Just for Breakfast

Banana Oat Bars
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Oats are a pretty amazing ingredient. They are a great source of both protein and fiber, which makes them an excellent idea for breakfast. On mornings when you don’t have time to sit down with a bowl of oatmeal, grab one of these bars to keep you going.


  • 4 medium-sized ripe bananas
  • 1 ⅔ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup nut butter (can be substituted for your choice of oil) 
  • 1 ⅔ cup ground almonds
  • 8 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • ⅔ cup chocolate chips / flaked coconut / chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 
  2. Peel the bananas and place them in a small bowl, then use a fork to mash until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Add the nut butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt, ground almonds, and oats to the same bowl.
  4. Mix well, adding a tiny splash of milk if it’s looking too dry.
  5. Leave the mixture for 10 minutes to allow the oats to soak. 
  6. Transfer the mixture into a baking tin lined with greased baking paper. 
  7. Scatter over the chocolate chips, coconut, or chopped nuts and press them down into the batter.
  8. Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool before cutting into squares.