Minion Bars: Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bars

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You’re going to love these healthy peanut butter banana bars! With the kids home for the summer more, I’ve decided that I need to have a few more healthy snacks on hand for them. I would much rather make them a healthy snack than have them run to the store and buy something less than healthy. I’m part of a group that posts monthly peanut butter recipes. This month, the theme is peanut butter banana.

Minion Bars: Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bars

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Minion Bars: Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bars

Because my daughter is gluten intolerant, I prefer that most of the food I make be gluten-free. That way I know she doesn’t have to worry about what snacks she can enjoy and what she can’t eat. These peanut butter banana bars are made with gluten-free oats. Not all oats are gluten-free so please check the package to be certain.

I know that Minions are all the rage now but most of the recipes and snack ideas I see with a Minion theme are dyed yellow and blue and have unhealthy ingredients.  This recipe will entice your child to try a healthy snack.

Minion Bars: Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bars
Please be careful when choosing your peanut butter. I always look for organic or natural and make sure that there is no added sugar or high fructose corn syrup in my peanut butter. If you cannot use peanut butter, these bars are just as good with almond butter instead. Or, if you have a nut allergy in your home, you can try these with Sunbutter as well.

You may want to try these Cheerios cereal bars next. It has peanut butter, chocolate, and butterscotch chips. It will definitely be one of your favorite desserts in no time.

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bars Recipe
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Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup natural or organic peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconout
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of gluten free oats - not instant or quick cooking

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Line an 8x8 glass dish with parchment paper.
  3. Mash the ripe banana.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until well blended.
  5. Spread the batter in the pan carefully.
  6. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Let cool and slice into squares or bars.
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Comments

  1. Those look very cute. I like how healthy these are too. 
  2. Such fun gluten free snacks for the kids. I do love those Minions! Pinning this to my Fun Foods board.
  3. Ellie H. says
    These look easy to make, delicious, and nutritious! I'm excited to try them out!
  4. These Minion bars are really cute, I love that they're so fast and easy to make. I can't wait to give this a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
  5. CR Williams says
    These looks so yummy and creative, love it!!
  6. Emma @ Bake Then Eat says
    OMG these are so cute I love them and its great that they are healthy and GF too! Brilliant I love them :D
  7. Miranda @ Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt says
    Ellen!! These are so stinkin adorable! I love that they are healthy too. Amazing job!
  8. These are so cute!! It's so true- all the minion snacks I see are anything but healthy, but this one is such a creative idea! 
  9. Can I use regular oats? 

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