Banana Oat Bars | Dietitian Debbie Dishes

Banana Oat Bars with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

  • Author: Deborah Davis
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, American


These banana oat bars with chocolate drizzle are perfect for on-the-go or as a healthy breakfast enjoyed with a piece of fruit, some yogurt and coffee.


  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cups¬†old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter and honey. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir well until it resembles a slurry.
  3. In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork until you have worked out any lumps. Pour in peanut butter/honey mixture and stir.
  4. Add the oats, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
  5. Line an 8″ x 8″ baking dish with parchment paper. Press oat mixture into pan with the back of a measuring cup or your hands.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Set on a wire rack to cool.
  7. Once bars are cool, melt chocolate. Drizzle over bars and place in freezer for 10 minutes or until firm.