These wholesome banana oat breakfast bars are a delicious, healthy option to serve the kids in the morning. They have the flavour of granola bars thanks to the fiber-rich oats and have a soft, chewy, texture, just like a dense cake.
Overripe bananas never cease to amaze me. There was a time when I thought that the only option was to throw them out the moment I noticed the bruised, dark spots on the peel. In the last few years, I’ve realized that they are a cook’s blessing in disguise!
Bananas are super healthy-packed with potassium, fiber, vitaming B6, and manganese. They are also a very versatile (often underrated) fruit- you can freeze and puree them into a delicious vegan ice cream, make raw puddings or smoothies, mix them into overnight oats, or use as a substitute for sweetener in baked goods.
These bars are naturally sweetened with ripe bananas and pure maple syrup and make for a healthy and filling breakfast or midday snack for packed lunches, or for moms and dads.
You can whip up this recipe in under 5 minutes then simply pop them into the oven for about 15 minutes, and there you have it-a healthy, filling breakfast, after school snack or grab n’ go treat for a busy day.
If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!