Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bars


I’m often asked what I eat for meals throughout the day, and this is the most common breakfast item that hits my belly on a regular basis. It’s a fantastic on-the-go item that I love sticking in my kids’ lunchboxes, and also my favorite pre-workout meal when I’m training for triathlons. 

I love how versatile this recipe is, since you can use chocolate chips, fruit, nuts, seeds, cinnamon, or any combination your pretty little heart desires. In fact, I also like to spread a thin layer of peanut butter on top of the chocolate chip version because WHY NOT??

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

4 bananas, very ripe

1 cup non-dairy milk (I use oat milk)

1 cup maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

5 cups rolled oats

3/4 cup mini chocolate chips* (my favorite brand is Enjoy Life)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel bananas, break into chunks and place in a blender with oat milk, maple syrup, and vanilla. Puree until smooth. Pour into a large mixing bowl, add oats and chocolate chips; stir together well. Spoon into a 9×13 inch pan that has been lined with parchment paper and press into an even layer. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting into bars. Wrap individually in plastic wrap, store in refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months. If freezing, pull out to thaw in refrigerator overnight.

*Variations: you can add a teaspoon of cinnamon and substitute chocolate chips with frozen wild blueberries and chopped walnuts, or any other combination of fruits and nuts you prefer!

ADD SOME PROTEIN POWDER!! I like to add anywhere from 1/2 cup to 1 cup of vanilla protein powder into my breakfast bars for a little punch of protein.

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By | 2023-11-10T13:51:24+00:00 August 12th, 2022|Breakfast, Dairy-Free, Freezer Meal, Gluten-Free, Quick and Easy, Vegan|0 Comments

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