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Easy Banana Oat Bars (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free)

These Banana Oat Bars are a delicious snack. They're so easy to make and are gluten free, dairy free, and nut free. Kids love them!
Servings 12
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 medium bananas ripe or overripe
  • 2 cups oats (rolled or quick) gluten free if needed
  • 1/2 cup sunbutter peanut butter can be used if you're not nut free
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted optional
  • 1/2 cup sunbutter, melted optional, peanut butter can be used

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Line an 8x8 inch baking dish with parchment paper. I let enough paper go up the sides for easy removal later.
  • Mash the bananas in a large bowl.
  • Mix in your sunbutter and oats.
  • Spread the dough evenly throughout your baking dish.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.
  • Cool for 20 minutes, then lift the bars out of the pan using the sides of the parchment paper.
  • Drizzle your bars with melted chocolate and more sunbutter if you'd like. I microwave my chocolate and peanut butter in separate bowls for about 30 seconds each to melt. Give it a good stir, and heat it for a few more seconds if it's not melted and thin enough to drizzle. Let the chocolate and peanut butter harden before cutting or storing.

Notes

These bars will keep for a few days on the counter if stored in an airtight container, but will keep longer if stored in the refrigerator.
I recommend sweetened Sunbutter in these. Sunbutter or peanut butter that is sugar free will work, but my kid testers didn't find them to be sweet enough.
 
Recipe adapted from Super Healthy Kids
Calories: 241kcal
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg