These homemade peanut butter and banana granola bars are a great snack for on the go! They are egg-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free making them a great allergy-friendly treat!

Peanut butter and banana granola bars served on a wooden cutting board

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My toddler loves granola bars and I wanted to try to create a homemade bar with some ingredients I had on hand. I came up with these 6-ingredient bars that are soft when baked and packed with healthy fats!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Here is what you’ll need to make these peanut butter and banana granola bars:

Ingredients to make peanut butter and banana granola bars. See recipe card for detailed ingredient quantities.
  • Bananas: The main source of sweetness for these granola bars. Try to use bananas that are very ripe with several brown spots. The riper the bananas, the sweeter the bars!
  • Peanut Butter: For added healthy fats and flavor.
  • Rolled Oats: I love baking with rolled oats as they are packed with nutrition! Gluten-free rolled oats make these granola bars gluten-free.
  • Sliced Almonds: For added texture and taste.
  • Maple Syrup: For added sweetness to the bars.
  • Cinnamon: Provides an extra warm spice and subtle sweetness.

PROCESS

  1. Blend the banana and peanut butter together until smooth. Pour this mixture into a bowl.
  2. Add in the maple syrup, cinnamon, oats and almonds. Mix until combined.
  3. Press this mixture into a parchment paper lined pan. Use a spatula to flatten and smooth out the top.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  5. Allow it to cool completely before slicing into bars.
Steps to make peanut butter and banana granola bars. Specifics provided in recipe card.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS

Once cooled, slice into bars and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4-5 days. To freeze, store in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag for up to 3 months.

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SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Peanut butter: The peanut butter may be replaced with any nut butter or seed-based butter.
  • Almonds: The almonds may be replaced with any type of nut/seed combination. They may also be omitted completely for a nut-free bar, but I recommend adding some type of mix in for a little texture variation!
Peanut butter and banana granola bars served on a wooden cutting board

RECIPE NOTES

  • Use overripe bananas for more sweetness. The maple syrup adds a little more sweetness, but the riper the bananas, the better.
  • I love using this nutribullet blender to blend the banana and peanut butter into a smooth batter!
  • I used a 9 by 5 loaf pan for this recipe, but you may use an 8 by 8 brownie pan for a thinner bar.
  • Add in extra add-ins for more texture and taste! I like to drizzle melted chocolate on top of a few bars for an extra treat!
Peanut butter and banana granola bars, two served with a drizzle of chocolate on top

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Peanut Butter and Banana Granola Bars

These homemade granola bars are great snack for on the go! They are egg-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free making them a great allergy friendly treat!
4.75 from 4 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy bars, homemade granola bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 bars

Ingredients 

  • 2 small overripe bananas about 1.5 cups when pureed
  • cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 ¼ cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  • Blend the banana and peanut butter together until smooth. Pour this mixture into a bowl.
  • Add in the maple syrup, cinnamon, oats and almonds. Mix until combined.
  • Press this mixture into a parchment paper lined pan. Use a spatula to flatten and smooth out the top.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Allow it to cool completely before slicing into bars.

Notes

  • Use overripe bananas for more sweetness. The maple syrup adds a little more sweetness, but the riper the bananas, the better.
  • I love using this nutribullet blender to blend the banana and peanut butter into a smooth batter!
  • I used a 9 by 5 loaf pan for this recipe, but you may use an 8 by 8 brownie pan for a thinner bar.
  • Add in extra add-ins for more texture and taste! I like to drizzle melted chocolate on top of a few bars for an extra treat!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter and Banana Granola Bars
Amount per Serving
Calories
225.73
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
13.64
g
21
%
Saturated Fat
 
1.85
g
12
%
Trans Fat
 
0.01
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
3.62
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
7.43
g
Sodium
 
50.74
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
316.39
mg
9
%
Carbohydrates
 
21.43
g
7
%
Fiber
 
4.45
g
19
%
Sugar
 
6.28
g
7
%
Protein
 
7.78
g
16
%
Vitamin A
 
16.68
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
2.2
mg
3
%
Calcium
 
55.48
mg
6
%
Iron
 
1.37
mg
8
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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4 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    Hi there,

    Thanks for the recipe. I followed the exact measurements, but it became dry. Not sure if it’s meant to be dry bars?!

    1. Hi! They are not meant to be dry bars, was your mixture moist when you mixed everything together in a bowl? Did you mixture look like the ones I showed above in the process shot photos above?

  2. Thank you – your recipes are perfect for us. We have a 22-year-old special needs child with no teeth. I purchase granola bars for him and break them into bites, these will be healthier for him. I can’t wait to try all the recipes.

    1. Thank you for sharing your great feedback, Cindy! I’m so happy to hear that your little one enjoys the recipes and hope that he likes any other recipes you try out!😊

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