Last Updated on September 9, 2019 by Ellen Christian
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.
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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.
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.
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Line an 8x8 glass dish with parchment paper.
- Mash the ripe banana.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir until well blended.
- Spread the batter in the pan carefully.
- Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let cool and slice into squares or bars.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 24-year-old son and 29-year-old daughter. She owns six blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.