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Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

These thick, chewy banana chocolate chip oatmeal breakfast bars are the best way to start the day! Make them way ahead of time or freeze them for an easy grab 'n' go breakfast.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 218kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil (or vegetable or canola oil)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease OR line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk mashed banana, sugar, coconut oil, egg, yogurt, and vanilla together until smooth.
  • In a separate medium bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Fold flour mixture into liquid until dough is just combined. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  • Press dough evenly into prepared pan. Garnish top with additional chocolate chips if desired. Bake breakfast bars at 350F 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
  • Cool bars in pan on a wire cooling rack 1 hour before slicing into 12 large bars and serving. Enjoy!

Notes

Store bars sealed at room temperature up to 6 days. Bars may also be frozen up to 2 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.7g | Protein: 3.8g | Fat: 6.1g | Saturated Fat: 3.9g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 15.6g | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg