Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Bar - Breakfast on the Run

Here we have it. Completely Healthy. And Gluten-free. And No Added Sugar. And Vegan. Any other requests??? This dense, chewy breakfast or snack bar is completely no-guilt and very satifying. It's great with a hot cup of coffee, or a cold glass of milk. I'm pretty sure these are very kid-friendly, too.

Like so many things I bake these days, you can add other ingredients to make it your own. I think sunflower or pumpkin seeds would be good, and maybe a little cinnamon. These keep for a few days at room temperature. Personally, I like them cold, so I keep a few in the refrigerator, and freeze the rest, thawing as needed.

And no matter what I tried, I could not make these look pretty in the picture (they do, however, look better in person though, like so many of us ;-)

Hmmmmm..... maybe this one.

Oh well.... never mind...

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Bar - Breakfast on the Go (Gluten-Free, No Added Sugar, Vegan)


  • 2 cups Rolled Oats
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped or ground Almonds
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened Coconut
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 4 oz good quality bittersweet or dark Chocolate, chopped small
  • 14 oz of very ripe Bananas (about 4 bananas)
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Peanut or Almond butter
  • 1/2 cup Dried Fruit (I like cherries or apricots)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Grease or line a 9 X 9 baking pan.
  1. In mixing bowl, combine the oats, ground almonds, coconut, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, combine the bananas, vanilla, and nut butter. Mash thoroughly.
  3. Add the Oatmeal mixture to the bananas and mix well.
  4. Gently add in the chopped chocolate and dried fruit.
  5. Spread mixture evenly in the prepared pan, and bake for about 25 minutes.
  6. Let cool completely before cutting into whatever size bars you wish.

Easy, huh?

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1 comment:

  1. thank you so much for this recipe! they are really yummy :)