Clean eats: banana & oat breakfast bars

banana and oat breakfast bar Of all the fruit, bananas are definitely amongst my favorite. Ninety percent of the time I buy way too many though, and always end up with those extra ripe ones that no one wants to touch, because “ew”. That’s actually when they’re the sweetest and I personally love enjoying them when they’re so ripe. Always having so many though, means that I make banana bread at least once every two weeks (seriously, it’s become like a tradition) I also like freezing them and using them in my smoothies or to make dairy-free ice cream.

banana bar recipe breakfast

Yesterday I decided to try making some breakfast bars and they turned out so good that I wanted to share the recipe with you. Instead of using flour, I went with almond meal and used some old fashion rolled oats and added some walnuts and cranberries for a sweet crunch. If you want, you can also throw in some unsweetened cacao dark chocolate baking chips in there. You can enjoy these bars with your morning coffee/tea, pack them up for lunch; they’re also a great option for when you’re on the go. I don’t think I have to tell you how much healthier these are than that stuff you get from the vending machine at the office.

healthy breakfast bar recipe

banana and oat breakfast bar
Clean eats: banana & oat breakfast bars
Print Recipe
Servings
15 bars
Servings
15 bars
banana and oat breakfast bar
Clean eats: banana & oat breakfast bars
Print Recipe
Servings
15 bars
Servings
15 bars
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C) and grease up your glass baking dish with coconut oil.
  2. Peel your bananas, place them in a big bowl and mash them with a potato masher. Add in the coconut sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and oil and mix until well combined. Add almond meal, baking soda, oats, walnuts, cranberries and peanut butter and continue to mix with a spoon, until well combined- the mixture will be a little lumpy.
  3. Spread the mixture in your dish and bake for about 25 minutes. Let your bars cool off completely before slicing. You can store these in the fridge for about 3-4 days, or you can freeze them as well.

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  • I’ve never thought of using almond meal, but I can’t wait to try this! I’ve probably make a big batch and take them with me in the mornings :)
    https://cherieedle.blogspot.com/

    • Ah yes, almond meal is a great substitute for flour, I use it all the time ;)

  • Yum yum yum!! I have to agree, banana’s are totally up there in my favourite fruit list! Papaya, however… not so much! But the recipe calls for banana and not papaya so I’m happy! haha!
    Oh, and I agree, ripe bananas are just.. ew! hehe!
    Hope you have a lovely day,
    xoxo,

    BerryBloomXO.com | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog 
    also on BLOGLOVIN 

    • I actually really like ripe bananas, that’s when they taste the best hehe ;) I seem to be the only one in my family who thinks so. :)

  • Mmmm these look so nice =]

  • Yum! These look and sound so good. I’m always looking for good breakfast recipes! xx

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

    • Thanks so much Jasmin!

  • This breakfast meal bar looks delicious!

    astylishlovestory.blogspot.com

  • Thanks for the recipe it sure does look yummy

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  • Andrea

    I’m eating one right now but I substituted brown rice flour for the almond meal. Outstanding!

  • Andrea

    I’m having trouble printing out the recipe…any ideas?

    • You can try using the print button on the bottom of the post, if that doesn’t work then you could always copy + paste into a word document. I’m working on making my recipe posts more print-friendly!

      • FrozenFlame44

        Yes! Definitely try and make the posts more print-friendly. The recipe itself prints nicely when you click the print button, but as for the rest, it’s impossible to avoid printing all the advertisements :/

  • Sarah

    what size baking pan do you use?

    • For these I use 8” by 11” but you can also use one that’s slightly larger, if you don’t want your bars to be as thick.