Peanut Butter Chocolate Breakfast Bars

What to do with a bunch of ripe bananas…

Obvious choices: cut and freeze, make smoothies, or bake something…


Peanut Butter (Banana) Chocolate Breakfast Bars.

The original recipe was actually for cookies, but I figured that bars would be easier to pack up for work.

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 C creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (solid form)
  • 2 tsp agave nectar (omitted this because bananas were very ripe)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 C Puffed red wheat
  • 1 1/4 C old fashioned oats (was out of old fashioned oats, so used quick oats)
  • 1/3 C chocolate chips
  1. In a large bowl, mash bananas. Add peanut butter, coconut oil, agave nectar, and vanilla – mix well.
  2. Add baking powder, cinnamon, puffed wheat, and oats to wet mixture. Mix until everything is combined and there are no dry spots.
  3. Add in chocolate chips.
  4. Pour into a 5 x 7 pan lined with parchment paper (8 x 8 would work too).
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 25 minutes or until golden.

Not sure if they should be referred to as bars because they have a very cake-like texture. Imagine for a second: if a peanut butter granola bar and a banana chocolate cake got married, these bars would be born.




6 Comments Add yours

  1. These look delicious! I have been making the same granola bars for breakfast, but need to change things up. Will try this out soon-thanks for sharing!


    1. Janine says:

      Thank you, hope you like them!


  2. saucygander says:

    I like the analogy, it looks like a happy and tasty union between the granola bar and cake.


    1. Janine says:

      Thanks, haha, yes exactly


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