Banana Nut Oat Bars


Banana Nut Oat Snack

Eating a snack during the day is important for keeping yourself satisfied and preventing excessive hunger. Snacks are also great for before or after a long run or intense workout. A nutritious snack provides carbohydrate, protein, healthy fats, and fiber. Foods like granola bars or nut bars are great snacks you can pack with you for a long day and grab on-the-go.

Below is a recipe for banana nut oat bars, made with bananas and dates for natural sweetness; walnuts for omega-3 fats; oats for fiber, and these bars also have 4 grams of protein per serving. These bars can be portioned out for your busy week ahead. Never go without a mid-day snack again! Try these energy  packed banana nut oat bars.

Energy packed snacks


Banana Nut Oat Bars 

Makes 12 servings.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 2                  Bananas, overripe
  • 5                  Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/4 Cup     Coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Cups       Oats, old fashioned
  • 1 tsp           Baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp    Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup          Chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp       Sea salt


1. Preheat oven to 325 Degrees. Line an 8 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.

2. In a blender mix bananas, dates, and coconut oil until well blended; set aside. In a large bowl, combine oats, baking soda, cinnamon, walnuts, and sea salt.

3. Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and combine.

4. Firmly press oat mixture into lined loaf pan.

5. Bake on center rack for 30 minutes.

6. Allow pan to cool prior to cutting bars.


Nutrition Information Per Serving:

209 calories, 4 grams protein, 23 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 199 mg sodium, 12 grams total fat, 5 grams saturated fat



Tara Collingwood
Tara is a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition, fitness, and health promotion and is quoted in a variety of media including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and websites.

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