Healthy and Inexpensive
I love oats. They’re heart healthy, and inexpensive. There’s something so comforting about a warm bowl of banana oatmeal in the morning. Unfortunately, my toddler and husband don’t agree. Neither one are a fan of the texture of traditional oatmeal, but oats are always in our pantry.
This recipe was born out of a desire for an oat bar that was every bit as healthy as a bowl of oatmeal. That’s why these bars aren’t loaded with sugar or oil. Just simple oats, banana, peanut butter, jelly (or substitute honey), and a few spices.
Easy Prep + Grab and Go
This recipe is so easy to make. Throw everything into a bowl, give it a stir, spread in a dish and throw it in the oven. Then, enjoy these soft and lightly sweet bars as a healthy breakfast or snack. These bars are a great alternative to a bowl of oatmeal when you’re on the go!
Healthy Peanut Butter and Jelly Oat Bars
- 3 ripe bananas
- 2 cups oats
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup jelly jam, preserves or substitute honey
- 2 tsp cinnamon optional
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 packets of Truvia or 2 tsp sugar optional
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Mash the bananas with a potato masher or fork in large bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Mix together until ingredients are well combined.
- Pour into greased 9 x 13 casserole dish.
- Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.
- Allow to cool and cut into bars.
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This sounds good… and it could be varied by adding nuts and seeds… lots of possibilities. 🙂
Yes! I love that this recipe is versatile. Sometimes I’ll throw in some ground flax seed, and it would probably be great with sunflower seeds or chopped nuts.
It looks delicious and easy to make! I’m pinning it!
It is super easy to make! Thanks for pinning. I hope you enjoy them!
I love those ingredients, unfortunately bananas no longer agree with me once I had my second child…and he can’t eat them either! But I am still going to give it a try to see if I can get away with it because this sounds so great!
Aw, I became gluten-intolerant after the birth of my first child, so I can relate!