Banana Oatmeal Protein Bars

Banana Oatmeal Protein Bars - Snacks

If you are looking for a delicious, healthy, and easy snack to make this week then look no further! These Banana Oatmeal Protein Bars will keep you satisfied between meals with the perfect combination of protein, carbohydrates, fiber and fat. You can also cut them into small pieces and store them in an airtight container for an on-the-go breakfast or afternoon pick me up!
These Banana Oatmeal Protein Bars are made with just five ingredients that you probably already have at home: oats (gluten free if needed), banana (fresh or frozen), almond butter (or another nut/seed butter), vanilla extract and your favorite sweetener. If you need to avoid gluten then be sure to use gluten free oats. They should only take

prep: 10 mins cook: 25 mins additional: 15 mins total: 50 mins Servings: 25 Yield: 1 8-inch pan

Ingredients:

1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

½ cup peanut butter, slightly melted

1 cup mashed banana

2 cups gluten-free rolled oats

¼ cup brewed sweet and spicy black tea (such as Good Earth® Sweet&Spicy®

½ cup sweetened dried cranberries (such as Craisins®)

¼ cup coconut, or to taste (Optional)

½ cup unsweetened flaked coconut (Optional)

? cup vanilla protein powder (such as Muscletech Whey Protein Plus®)

2 tablespoons chia seeds

½ cup chopped raw almonds

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square pan.

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.

Bake bars until lightly browned, 25 to 30 minutes. Set aside to cool until they set completely, at least 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 139 calories; protein 10.5g; carbohydrates 11.6g; fat 6.3g; cholesterol 2.5mg; sodium 68.3mg.

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