These peanut butter and banana energy bars are easy to make, have only 5 natural, healthy ingredients and are packed full of carbs, healthy fats, and protein. The perfect, delicious snack to get you going!
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.
Mix it up! 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.
The provided nutrition information does not include any added sodium from seasoning to taste, any optional ingredients, and it does not take brands into account. Feel free to calculate it yourself using this calculator or by adding the recipe to Yummly.