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Banana Oatmeal Protein Bars

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

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

50 m servings 139 cals
Original recipe yields 25 servings (1 8-inch pan)

Directions

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  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.

Footnotes

  • 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® and instead add 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 139 calories; 6.3 g fat; 11.6 g carbohydrates; 10.5 g protein; 3 mg cholesterol; 68 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Moist and delicious. I did not have a sweet and spicy black tea on hand so I used chai tea instead which worked fine. For variety I will make it again using pumpkin or applesauce instead of mash...

Most helpful critical review

Found this while looking for recipes to use up bananas & gave it a try since I had all the ingredients on hand. No one in my family liked it.

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Moist and delicious. I did not have a sweet and spicy black tea on hand so I used chai tea instead which worked fine. For variety I will make it again using pumpkin or applesauce instead of mash...

Made this recipe with semi-sweetened chocolate chips, walnuts instead of almonds (all we had on hand at the time), and chocolate veggie based protein (what we had) and it was fantastic! Our coco...

I made this for my trainer as she wanted something quick and good for her busy days. I made it as is and she, and her friends, liked them a a lot. She then asked if I could make it a cookie so i...

I loved this recipe. I added a teaspoon of brown sugar.

A FANTASTIC recipe! I make 2 pans of these every few weeks and my husband takes them to work. We freeze them after they are cut and they thaw by lunch! ) I love that there is no sugar. I do...

I didn't have tea or coconut, I substituted with Apple juice. Added semi sweet chocolate chips and a TBS of flaxseed. Very good, will make them again with coconut!!!

I made a few substitutions because I was making it for two of my boys and husband: 1 c steel cut oats and regular oats, chocolat whey protein, cacao nibs instead of cranberries and organic coco...

I was very pleased with how these came out. I made it with the bananas and nuts (no chocolate chips.) I have only unflavored whey protein powder, so I did add extra vanilla. I found the sweet...

These are easy and delicious. I don't think they need the coconut on the top as it just basically falls off anyway, even though I patted it down prior to baking.