Banana Oat Bars

Banana Oat Bars

(12 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 and 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 2 medium bananas - mashed (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup raisins (or other dried fruit)
  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 large egg and 1 egg white - lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
I have to admit that when I first tried this I wasn't overly impressed. It sort of seemed like a dense piece of banana bread that you could carry around with you. What's so amazing about that? A couple hours after making them, I reread the recipe (as originally submitted) and warmed a bar in the microwave. Suddenly, it made sense. I became addicted to them over the next two days. Warming them in the microwave for 15 seconds and adding a smear of butter made them come alive. They still tasted like banana bread, but like really awesome banana bread. I'd like to thank 'CurtAndMary' for submitting this one. (Recipe tested and photographed: July 2013.)

Banana Oat Bars

How To Make Banana Oat Bars

Makes about 24 2-inch square bars.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, oats, sugar, raisins, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.

In separate bowl, beat together the banana, milk, eggs and vanilla.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just mixed and moistened.

Prepare a 9x13 inch or similar baking pan with a light coating of cooking spray. Spread batter evenly in pan.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown.

Remove from oven. Allow to cool. Cut into squares and serve.

Banana Oat Bars Recipe

Banana Oat Bar

We love these warmed up just a little in the microwave.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank CurtAndMary for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Banana Oat Bars?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 4 votes.

From clipclop
Rating (out of 5):  

Yum yum! These were great! I love your recipes! Thanks!

Comment submitted: 1/21/2011 (#11965)

From ringo
Rating (out of 5):  

Yum yum. It's very good.

Comment submitted: 7/10/2008 (#5859)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom boston93 (Team Breakfast Member)

I replaced the white flour with whole wheat, and the egg with Egg Beaters and the sugar with Splenda - and it turned out delicious! I enjoyed it with some strawberry preserves spread over the top and a glass of milk. I also used a smaller pan.

Comment submitted: 5/2/2008 (#5173)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Nashta (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

These were delicious! I made some modifications, though... ;) I used half whole wheat flour, dates instead of raisins, and reduced the sugar to 1/3 of a cup instead of half. These were very good - I keep some in the freezer so I can just heat and eat!

Comment submitted: 2/26/2008 (#4703)

From Emjay
Rating (out of 5):  

I make these all the time with a couple of modifications -- I substitute whole wheat flour for half of the white and use chopped walnuts instead of raisins. I also use a smaller pan, 8x8, so it comes out more like a cake than bars. Delicious!

Comment submitted: 1/14/2007 (#1209)

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