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Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

  • Author: Krista @ JoyfulHealthyEats.com
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category: breakfast, snack, kid friendly, dessert,

Description

Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars – a delicious easy healthy breakfast or snack option that delivers on flavor! I guarantee you’ll be making these once a week!


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Ingredients

  • 3 cups regular oats (not quick oats)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chunks

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9×9 baking dish with cooking spray and cover with parchment paper. (this will help you remove the bars more easily later)
  3. To a food processor add 1 1/2 cups of the regular oats. Blend until the oats become more of an oat flour or powder, about 1-2 minutes. Pour oat flour into a medium bowl with the remaining whole oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. To a large bowl, add finely mashed banana, maple syrup, vanilla extract and apple sauce. Whisk together until combined.
  5. Slowly add the wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
  6. Add oatmeal mixture to prepared 9×9 baking dish.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until top is golden brown and toothpick test comes out clean.
  8. Serve!

Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from Ambitious Kitchen


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 125
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Sodium: 80 mg
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g