These soft and chewy Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bars are perfect to make ahead and grab for a quick breakfast or snack! They’re freezer-friendly, super easy to make and naturally sweetened with honey and bananas!
2 medium bananas
1 + 1/2 cups rolled oats (not quick or instant)
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons almond milk (or any kind)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoonbaking powder
optional: 1 banana, cut into 16 slices, for topping & peanut butter for drizzling
Prep & mix: Preheat oven to 375F. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper. Mash bananas in a medium sized mixing bowl until no chunks remain. Add all remaining ingredients to the bowl (except optional sliced bananas) and mix thoroughly. Pour mixture into the prepared 8×8 pan. Optional: Top with sliced bananas in 4×4 rows. Press them slightly into the batter.
Bake: Bake for 23-26 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Serve & store: Let the bars cool for about 5 minutes, then remove from the pan using the parchment paper. Place on a cutting board and let cool for a few more minutes, then use a sharp knife to cut into 8 bars. Drizzle with melted peanut butter if you wish. Keep these bars stored on the counter or in the fridge in an airtight container or individually wrapped, for up to 5 days. They may start to get stale around day 4, but they are still good to eat if you want.