Banana peanut butter oatmeal bars

Amy Vowles

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As the kids return to school, mornings become busy once again. Keep things simple with make-ahead breakfasts that the kids can grab in a hurry. Whip up these banana peanut butter oatmeal bars and you can have an easy, nutritious breakfast that will keep the kids full until lunch time.

Banana peanut butter oatmeal bars

Banana peanut butter oatmeal bars

Makes 16 bars


  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, stir together the mashed bananas, milk, peanut butter, maple syrup and egg.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a greased 8 x 8-inch baking dish.
  6. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the dish begins to brown.

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Amy Vowles
Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.