Banana Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Banana Chocolate Oat Bars

These minimal ingredient bars are high protein, high fiber MAGIC!

Honestly, they were created out of pure necessity. I needed something that I could munch on while running around with my head cut off. I mean, nothing really new here but ever since we’ve been social distancing, my family’s needs have tripled.

I’m not exaggerating… I promise.

There’s the homeschooling and the cooking and the cleaning and the 5 million loads of laundry. How the heck are there so many clothes?!? We aren’t even going anywhere.

I digress… these were obviously a NEED.

Let’s talk ingredients. This recipe is so incredibly adaptable!

Eggs – easily subbed for flax eggs

Bananas- can be swapped for sweet potatoes or pumpkin puree

Peanut Butter – whatever nut or seed butter you please!

Powdered PB- swap with additional protein powder

Protein Powder – Can be swapped for oat flour but I wouldn’t. Why? Because I love how protein stabilizes our blood sugar! Feeling a little moody lately? It might be because your blood sugar isn’t being properly stabilized. Now, if you’ve been following me for a hot second – you know my favorite protein to use is Nuzest because of their clean ingredient. I haven’t tested this recipe with any other protein to experimenters BEWARE.

Chocolate Chips- omit, add more or add things like nuts, berries or pretzels!

However you choose to make this, make sure to share on Instagram and tag me @thekellykathleen so I can see what you think!!

Banana Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Healthy breakfast bars that are packed with fiber and protein!

Course Breakfast
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, High Protein, minimal ingredient list, no added sugar
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 bars

Ingredients

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 3 large bananas extra spotty!
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free milk if you like your baked goods sweet, replace 1/4 cup with maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup powdered peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup nuzest probiotic vanilla protein *see above notes for substitutions
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray an 8×8 baking dish and set aside.
  3. Whisk or blend together all the ingredients except for the oats and chocolate chips.
  4. Stir those in and pour the batter into your prepared baking dish.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes and enjoy!
IF YOU DECIDE TO MAKE THIS OR ONE OF MY MANY OTHER RECIPES, PLEASE DO SHARE YOUR CREATION ON INSTAGRAM BY TAGGING #THEKELLYKATHLEEN @THEKELLYKATHLEEN . YOUR SUPPORT MEANS THE WORLD TO ME AND I’D LOVE TO SHOW YOU MINE!

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