Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bars

Last Updated on January 12, 2024 by Ellen Christian

You’re going to love these healthy peanut butter banana bars!  These low calorie peanut butter bars are a delicious snack or dessert.

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Minion Bars: Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bars

Minion Bars: 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. 

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.

What type of oats should I use?

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

Can I use frozen bananas?

Yes. You can use frozen bananas in the bar. But, you will need a fresh banana to decorate the top. You can leave that off if you want to.

What is the best peanut butter?

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.

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Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bars Recipe

Minion peanut butter banana bars recipe

You're going to love these healthy peanut butter banana bars!  These low calorie peanut butter bars are a delicious snack or dessert.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 76mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

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20 thoughts on “Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bars”

  1. Have you tried baking these in a 9X13 pan? Not quite minin that way but more like "traditional" bars. Do you think the baking time would need to be adjusted significantly?
  2. 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! 
  3. OMG these are so cute I love them and its great that they are healthy and GF too! Brilliant I love them :D
  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.

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