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Six healthy banana oat bars with a metal serving spatula underneath one.
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5 from 3 votes

Banana Oatmeal Bars

These banana oatmeal bars are easy to make, perfect for meal prep and loaded with nutritious ingredients like rolled oats, walnuts, applesauce and raisins. They're vegan + can easily be made gluten-free.
Prep Time8 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time38 minutes
Course: Breakfast/Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana oatmeal bars
Servings: 12



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat an 8" x 8” square baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Spread the walnuts on an un-greased baking sheet and toast in oven for 5 to 8 minutes, or until toasty and fragrant.
    Chopped walnuts on a baking tray.
  • While the walnuts are toasting, mash the bananas in a medium sized bowl. Add the remaining wet ingredients: oil, applesauce, sugar and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
    A large white bowl with the combined wet ingredients for the healthy banana oat bars.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
    A large bowl with the dry ingredients for the healthy banana oat bars mixed together.
  • Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in the toasted walnuts and raisins, being careful not to over-mix.
    A large mixing bowl with a silicon spatula featuring the mixed batter for the healthy banana oat bars with walnuts and raisins ready to be mixed in.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the top is browned and a toothpick inserted comes out nearly clean. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.
    A square baking dish containing baked uncut banana oat bars.



Serving: 1 bar | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g