Banana Oatmeal Protein Bars


These bars are gluten free, high in protein, delicious, and so easy to make!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
1 8-inch pan


  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats

  • 1 cup mashed banana

  • cup vanilla protein powder (such as Muscletech Whey Protein Plus®)

  • ½ cup peanut butter, slightly melted

  • ½ cup sweetened dried cranberries (such as Craisins®)

  • ½ cup unsweetened flaked coconut (Optional)

  • ½ cup chopped raw almonds

  • ¼ cup brewed sweet and spicy black tea (such as Good Earth® Sweet&Spicy®

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup coconut, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square pan.

  2. Mix oats, banana, protein powder, peanut butter, cranberries, 1/2 cup coconut, almonds, tea, chia seeds, cinnamon, and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl; spread into prepared pan. Top with 1/4 cup coconut.

  3. Bake bars until lightly browned, 25 to 30 minutes. Set aside to cool until they set completely, at least 15 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

This is also delicious if you substitute pumpkin for the bananas and add nutmeg, ginger, and allspice.

It's also delicious if you leave out the Craisins(R) and instead add 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

139 Calories
6g Fat
12g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 25
Calories 139
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 68mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 122mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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