Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

I have been looking high and low for and easy, healthy breakfast bar recipe that my kids would actually eat.  I think I’ve found it!  My kids loved these, and so did I.  I thought they were delicious topped with some strawberry jam.  Some of my kids warmed them up and poured a little milk on top to create a sort-of baked oatmeal version.  And sometimes, we just ate them straight out of the pan.

Being a breakfast bar, they are not overly sweet, so if you prefer them sweeter, you’d need to add some extra sugar.  Personally, I think the less-sweet option is better for breakfast.  These are great for busy mornings when people need a quick grab-and-go breakfast.  Not to mention, you can never have too many recipes for using up old bananas.  We will definitely be making these again and again.

  Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
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  • 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 large mashed banana
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together the quick cooking oats, light brown sugar, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon.
  3. Stir in vanilla extract, milk and egg.
  4. Add mashed banana and peanut butter. Stir to combine.
  5. Pour the mixture into a lightly greased 8 by 8 inch baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Cut into squares and enjoy.
Serving size: 8 servings

Who Dished Up First: Adapted from Gingerbread Bagels



  1. Mmm, these breakfast bars sound delicious. Definitely the way I like to start my day!

  2. these look delicious, flavorful & perfect for any time of day!

  3. Humm ! It’s nice !

  4. These look awesome. I’ll definitely have to try these because I’ve been looking for a good breakfast bar as well. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh, yum … these do look good with the strawberry jam … happy Friday :-)

  6. Found this recipe on Pinterest, love it! It’s tasty and perfect for kids. A must try

  7. I know that the recipe calls for quick oats but can you use old fashion oats? Would I use less if using the old fashion?

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