peanut butter banana oat bars

Anyone else’s kids asking for snacks 87,000 times a day?  Today we finished breakfast at 8:57am and a snack was asked for at 9:50am.  So in an attempt to limit the processed snacks that we usually just save for getting through errands in one piece, I made some homemade bars for k.


peanut butter banana oat bars


4 ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup peanut butter
2 cups oats (I used old-fashioned but quick oats would probably work even better!)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine bananas, peanut butter, vanilla, and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl.  Add in oats and stir until combined.  Spread out in a parchment paper lined 9×9 baking dish.  Bake for 25 minutes and cut into desired shape.

** feel free to add in your own mix ins!  chocolate chips, nuts, mini m&ms, raisins…




This batch should last us 1.5 days… enjoy feeding your snack attack!