Peanut Butter Banana Oat Bars

The secret is out. I like bars.

The secret is out. I like bars. Not that kind of bar, silly! This girl doesn't have time to be going out to some random bar.

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Not that kind of bar, silly! This girl doesn’t have time to be going out to some random bar!

I’m talking about bars that are rich with peanut butter and banana, made with healthy ingredients like oats and buckwheat flour and Greek yogurt, and have no refined sugar.

The secret is out. I like bars. Not that kind of bar, silly! This girl doesn't have time to go out to some random bar.

Now that’s my kind of bar!

(Not that I’m against a night out and a mixed drink every now and then….) 🙂

I made these bars a couple weeks ago but they were a little different. They were good but they weren’t ready to be shared. GrandThing 1, however, loved them and gave me his stamp of approval.

*side note* – he’s 2. If he doesn’t like something, he won’t eat it.

But, I didn’t think they were ready yet. So, I changed it up a little and these babies were born.

The secret is out. I like bars. Not that kind of bar, silly! This girl doesn't have time to be going out to some random bar!

These bars definitely do not disappoint. They are loaded with peanut butter, are not too sweet, and pack a powerful healthy punch with the addition of some Greek yogurt.

I’ve been eating them for breakfast topped with yogurt and fruit, for snack with some more peanut butter spread on top, and before I head to the gym for cycle class and strength training!

PS. GrandThing 2 also approves of this version. He totally got excited when he saw the container they were in. So, not only are these peanut butter banana oat bars tasty and good for YOU, they have the toddler stamp of approval. Which, duh, is exactly like winning the Oscar. Or the Grammy. Or whatever award is cool to win.

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*Linking up with Fairyburger, The Fit Foodie Mama, and Chocolate Runner Girl for Foodie Friday*

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Peanut Butter Oat Bars
These bars are loaded with peanut butter, are sweetened only with banana and honey, and pack a powerful protein punch with the addition of Greek yogurt. Perfect as a pre-workout snack, a grab-and-go breakfast, or a healthy snack to curb that 2pm snack monster. Toddler approved. 🙂
The secret is out. I like bars. Not that kind of bar, silly! This girl doesn't have time to be going out to some random bar.
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
squares
Ingredients
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
squares
Ingredients
The secret is out. I like bars. Not that kind of bar, silly! This girl doesn't have time to be going out to some random bar.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9" square pan with nonstick spray and/or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together oats, flours, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder.
  3. In a small bowl, mash the bananas. Add beaten egg and stir to combine. Mix in Siggi's, vanilla extract, peanut butter, milk, and honey and stir to combine.
  4. Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  5. Spread batter into prepared pan (batter will be thick!). Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick, or cake tester, comes out clean. (Start checking at 20 minutes to ensure you don't overbake the bars. Mine took 23 minutes.)
  6. Let cool and cut into squares. I cut mine into 9 squares but you can cut them smaller, if you prefer. NOM!
Recipe Notes

*I have not tried this recipe with gluten free flour but I believe you could substitute it for the white whole wheat flour. Buckwheat flour is already gluten free.

*Don't have Siggi's? Buy some! j/k! Seriously, plain Greek yogurt will work just fine. Regular yogurt is a little less thick so I wouldn't recommend it. If you want to use vanilla, go ahead! Just check the amount of vanilla extract you use unless you LOVE vanilla and then, who cares! 🙂

*Don't want to use honey? You can use pure maple syrup if you would prefer. I didn't try maple syrup so I don't know how that will taste. But, I'm sure it will still be delicious!

*I used 2% milk but you can use your preferred milk of choice.

*I recommend natural peanut butter because it leaves out the extra sugars and oils. Feel free to use crunchy if that's your thaaanngg....

*Not a peanut butter fan? I don't know if we can be friends. haha! Seriously, use your favorite nut butter - almond or cashew would be divine!

*RE: mix-ins. chocolate chips would be so BOMB in this! Feel free to add dried fruit and/or nuts, if you wish. I wanted to keep them a little more simple so that's why I went that way.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Farrah | 23rd Jan 18

    Yay! These sound so good! I really need to go get some bananas–I’ve been out for a while! x_x

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer | 23rd Jan 18

      I had to go buy some because I’d been out for like 3 days. That never happens!! 😱😂

  2. Chelsea Stockdale | 22nd Jan 18

    Ohhhh….those bars sound SO good!! I would love to try and make those myself!! Thanks for sharing this!!!

    Have a great day Jennifer!!

  3. chocolaterunnergirl | 20th Jan 18

    Yum! These look perfect for my life!
    I was thinking of asking about GF flour when I read the recipe, but then saw your note 🙂
    Can’t wait to make these!

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer | 21st Jan 18

      I would totally be surprised if a 1-1 type GF flour didn’t produce excellent results. Let me know if you try it! I’m adding in the chocolate chips on the next go around. 👍

  4. Wendy | 19th Jan 18

    These look so yummy–I was just going to say chocolate chips would make them perfect and there you go, putting it in your comments at the end. Great minds think alike!

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer | 20th Jan 18

      Next time, the chocolate chips are definitely going in! 🙂

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