Banana Oatmeal Protein Bars Recipe -
Banana Oatmeal Protein Bars Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Banana Oatmeal Protein Bars

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"These bars are gluten-free, high in protein, delicious, and so easy to make!"

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Original recipe makes 1 8-inch pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square pan.
  2. Mix oats, banana, protein powder, peanut butter, cranberries, 1/2 cup coconut, almonds, tea, chia seeds, cinnamon, and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl; spread into prepared pan. Top with 1/4 cup coconut.
  3. Bake bars until lightly browned, 25 to 30 minutes. Set aside to cool until they set completely, at least 15 minutes.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • This is also delicious if you substitute pumpkin for the bananas and add nutmeg, ginger, and allspice.
  • It's also delicious if you leave out the Craisins® and instead add 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 05, 2014

Moist and delicious. I did not have a sweet and spicy black tea on hand so I used chai tea instead which worked fine. For variety I will make it again using pumpkin or applesauce instead of mashed banana.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 11, 2015

Found this while looking for recipes to use up bananas & gave it a try since I had all the ingredients on hand. No one in my family liked it.


8 Ratings

Sep 01, 2014

I loved this recipe. I added a teaspoon of brown sugar.

Feb 21, 2015

Made this recipe with semi-sweetened chocolate chips, walnuts instead of almonds (all we had on hand at the time), and chocolate veggie based protein (what we had) and it was fantastic! Our coconut was also sweetened. The recipe was not too sweet and not too bitter. I recommend the chocolate chips for sure though of you have a sweet tooth.

Mar 05, 2015

I made this for my trainer as she wanted something quick and good for her busy days. I made it as is and she, and her friends, liked them a a lot. She then asked if I could make it a cookie so it felt more like a treat. I made them with applesauce, added about 1/2 tsp nutmeg and a bit more vanilla, and used a small scoop to portion the cookies. I baked them at 350 about 12-13 minutes. They turned out great! Just enough cookie-like consistency, although a bit softer. I also let the batter stand about 5 minutes then stirred it before scooping. I plan on using pumpkin next time! Thanks for a great recipe!

Feb 28, 2015

I had steel cut oats so I cooked those first and then added them. I also did a combination of almonds and cashews and I had a mix of dried cranberries and blueberries. Turned out fantastic!

Aug 28, 2014

This recipe deserves a review! SO good! Great balance of sweetness, is moist but holds its shape. Very satisfying at any time of day. Followed the recipe exactly except didn't put coconut on top


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  • Calories
  • 139 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 10.5 g
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 68 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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