Banana Oat Protein Bars

Kaci: Thesouthernrd
by Kaci: Thesouthernrd
16 Bars
25 min

Looking for an indulgent but also healthy morning or afternoon snack? Look no further than these banana oat protein bars.

These bars are a gooey, sweet and satisfying treat. With 145 calories, 6g protein, 20g carbohydrates, and 2g fiber each, these bars are sure to keep you satisfied for hours.

Banana oat protein bars contain only 5 main ingredients whipped together in one bowl, and are ready within 30 minutes. How much easier can you get?

In addition, this kid friendly recipe is a fun recipe that you can get creative with by adding in ingredients such as chocolate chips, nuts, and/or dried fruit to make these bars your own.

Five simple ingredients come together in one bowl to make these easy bars.

Mash bananas before adding other ingredients.

I added in white chocolate chips that I had on hand, but feel free to add in any of your favorite ingredients such as chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, craisins, etc.

Gooey protein bars make for a perfect healthier afternoon snack for you and your kids!

These bars pair perfectly with your morning coffee or are a great afternoon pick-me-up!

Recipe details
  • 16  Bars
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 cup any add-in such as chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit; optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray 9x9 baking dish with baking spray.
Mix mashed bananas, maple syrup, peanut butter, and protein powder together in a large bowl.
Stir in oats and protein powder.
Stir in any additions you are using and pour into baking dish.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Let cool for 15 minutes and then slice into 16 bars.
  • These bars can be stored in an air tight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. They can also be wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and frozen for up to a month.
  • Switch things up by adding 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, craisins or other dried fruit, or chocolate chips to these bars.