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High-Fiber, High-Protein Breakfast Bars

Rated as 4.48 out of 5 Stars

"I came up with this recipe when my doctor told me I needed to eat more fiber, and I was sick of eating store-bought protein bars for breakfast in the car between the gym and work. Ingredients such as wheat germ, flaxseed, protein powder, peanut butter, and oats make this a healthy way to start the day!"
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1 h 45 m servings 169
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 dozen bars)


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line an 8x8-inch baking dish with aluminum foil, letting foil hang down over the sides of the pan; spray pan with cooking spray.
  2. Stir oats, wheat germ, flax seed, protein powder, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl. Mash bananas in a separate large bowl and stir 1/4 cup Jif(R) peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract into bananas, mixing well. Stir dry ingredients into banana mixture and spread into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Spread 1/4 cup natural peanut butter over top.
  4. Continue baking until lightly browned on the edges and set, 10 more minutes. Let cool in the pan and lift bars onto a work surface using aluminum foil as handles. Cut into bars, wrap in plastic wrap, and store in refrigerator.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use any type of protein powder. I use hemp because it is high-fiber. If you use a very sweet powder, I'd suggest lowering the amount of honey. I typically use a brand-name peanut butter inside the bars (Jif®), and then all-natural to spread on top. After they are cooled, I cut them into individual servings and cover in plastic wrap for a grab-and-go breakfast.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 169 calories; 7.6 21.3 6.2 0 148 Full nutrition

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A few notes from the creator of this recipe: 1) Bake temp should be 350 degrees F. 2) I now use 1/2 cup flaxseed for gluten free. 3) Sometimes I use 2 bananas and 1/4 cup applesauce for a lit...

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None of my kids cared for them. Will keep looking for a healthy and delicious bar.

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A few notes from the creator of this recipe: 1) Bake temp should be 350 degrees F. 2) I now use 1/2 cup flaxseed for gluten free. 3) Sometimes I use 2 bananas and 1/4 cup applesauce for a lit...

Thanks so much for this recipe--we love it! From the ingredients I was pretty confident it would be a hit, so I doubled it the first time out and baked in a 13x9 glass dish lined with foil as re...

I love that this recipe is pure protein, fiber, and energy, with no added sugar. The banana & honey give it a slight sweetness, and my only cheat was to use Skippy dark chocolate peanut butter....

I made this recipe and both my kids and I loved them! I made it with a chocolate flavoured protein powder, but it wasn't very chocolaty. We take these with us to swimming lessons and have them...

Nice, healthy protein bars. These really only make 9 in an 8x8pan. Love my bars moist, so I use extra huge banana's. I use a 50/50 combo of Regular oats and Steel cut. I have used a pre-done Fl...

Yum! Just made these and the family is sampling. They really are tastey and so easy and I always have these ingredients on hand! One exception.....didn't have quick cook oats so used extra thic...

I have given this 5 stars because my husband likes them! I have edited my review- I changed the recipe and so I'm changing my review! I make these every week and we eat them in place of a meal o...

I made these today and my 18 year old son and picky husband really liked these. I followed the suggestions of using 2 bananas and 1/2 cup applesauce. I also used 1/2 cup flax seeds and no whea...

I'd been looking for a recipe that included most/all of the healthy ingredients listed in this recipe. I couldn't find anything other than granola which usually has oil, syrup, and brown sugar i...