Overhead of sliced peanut butter and banana energy bars.
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5 Ingredient Peanut Butter and Banana Energy Bars

This homemade oat, peanut butter, and banana energy bars recipe has only 5 ingredients, and they're high in protein, healthy carbs, and fiber!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Elizabeth Lindemann

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Using a hand or standing mixer, mix the bananas, peanut butter (1 cup), honey (1/4 cup), cinnamon (1 teaspoon, optional), and vanilla extract (1 teaspoon, optional) until very smooth.
  • Add oats (2 cups) and almonds (1 cup) and mix until combined.
  • Turn out onto a parchment covered baking dish (about 9x9 inches). Press and flatten with a spatula until evenly distributed.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until golden brown on edges.
  • Allow to cool completely before cutting bars.
  • Store at room temperature for a week or freeze for up to 6 months in an airtight container or wrapped individually in plastic wrap.

Notes

  • Variations: Add chocolate chips, other spices like nutmeg, or other extracts like almond.
  • For a nut-free version, use sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter and use sunflower seeds and/or pumpkin seeds instead of almonds.
  • If you're gluten-sensitive, make sure to buy gluten-free oats.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 361mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg