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banana oatmeal energy bars
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5-Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Energy Bars

Banana oatmeal energy bars are made with just 5-ingredients and are a delicious breakfast when you need something quick and easy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: bars + brownies, BREAKFAST, dairy free, DIET, gluten free, oatmeal, vegan
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Dani Spies

Ingredients

  • 3 large ripe bananas, 14-16 ounces
  • 2 cups rolled oats, gluten free
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter, all natural
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chip*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F and grease a quarter sheet pan with cooking spray or coconut oil.
    prepared baking sheet
  • Place bananas in a large bowl and mash with the back of a fork until they are broken down.
    mashed bananas in a bowl
  • Add oats, peanut butter, chopped walnuts, chocolate chips, vanilla and cinnamon.
    ingredients in bowl
  • Stir everything together until all of the ingredients are well combined and you have a nice thick batter.
    thick batter
  • Transfer the batter onto the prepared baking sheet and pat done until it's pushed into the corners, along the sides and even on top.
    batter spread on baking sheet
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until they are fragrant, lightly browned on top and set through.
  • Cool completely. Slice into 16 bars by making one vertical slice and seven horizontal. Enjoy!
    sliced energy bars

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Notes

*To keep this recipe 100% vegan, be sure to purchase vegan chocolate chips.
Stack the bars in an airtight container, with parchment paper in between so they don't stick.  They will last up to one week in the fridge and several months in the freezer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg