Banana Breakfast ‘Cookie’ Bar

Banana Breakfast Cookie Bar is a wholesome, yummy breakfast on-the-go…plus they’re naturally sweetened, gluten-free, and perfect for using up those ripe bananas!

I mean, who doesn’t want a ‘COOKIE’ for Breakfast?!?!…….I’ll wait.

These oatmeal banana cookie bars are loaded with chopped nuts, peanut butter, and sweetened with a touch of honey and cinnamon. They’re easy to make, healthy, and downright addictive.

This is a great recipe for your ‘how-am-I-going-to-use-up-all-of-these-ripe-bananas‘ file. AND – I’m the only one who eats bananas in my household so I’m always looking for different ways to use those extra overripe bananas I have.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed banana, from approximately 2 large or 3 medium overripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, or your favorite nut or non-nut butter, like almond butter or sunflower seed butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, or your favorite nut
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips or raisins, optional

Directions:

  • Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Measure oats, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl; whisk to combine. Stir in mashed banana, peanut butter, honey, vanilla, pecans, and chocolate chips. Spread dough into a shallow cake pan. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes. Allow ‘cookies’ to cool completely on baking sheet before storing in an airtight container.

Enjoy – see you in the Kitchen!

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