Banana Nut Breakfast Bars

Banana Nut Breakfast Bars Recipe l

Have your weekends been as busy as mine? It seems like we’ve been traveling somewhere every weekend for the last month! Then, you spend the next couple of days unpacking, doing laundry, etc. just to do it all again. Needless to say, we haven’t been enjoying many relaxing breakfasts lately. In an attempt to find something that we could take with us traveling or grab on the way to work (and that would be filling!), I decided to make a batch of breakfast bars.

Banana Nut Breakfast Bars Recipe l

I also had a bunch of brown bananas sitting in front of me on the counter, and I knew that I needed to create something that would use up a couple. Sticking them into these breakfast bars seemed like the best way to use them. These banana nut breakfast bars are a healthy way to get the flavor of banana bread and the heartiness of oatmeal all in a nutrient rich bar! Cinnamon and nutmeg combine with the bananas to give you that warm, comforting smell and flavor of banana bread. Oats, whole wheat flour, and flax seed make them substantial enough that you can eat one or two and not be starving a couple of hours later!

Banana Nut Breakfast Bars Recipe l

Honey and coconut oil add sweetness and healthy fats while binding the bars together so they don’t crumble on your first bite. While these are good at room temperature, if you have a few extra seconds, they also taste great warmed up (with a drizzle of honey!). If you have a busy weekend planned, quick whip up a batch of these breakfast bars so you’ll have a healthy breakfast ready for wherever your activities take you!

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Banana Nut Breakfast Bars
Serves: 12
  • 1½ C regular or quick oats
  • 1 C whole wheat flour
  • ¼ C ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ C +2 tbsp milk
  • 2 medium bananas, mashed
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ C pecans, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray an 8x8 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together oats, flour, flaxseed, cinnamon baking powder, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, mashed bananas, coconut oil, honey, egg, and vanilla extract. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until combined. Stir in chopped pecans.
  4. Pour batter into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with additional chopped pecans, if desired. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove dish to a wire rack and allow to cool before cutting into bars.
  6. Serve warmed or at room temperature.

Banana Nut Breakfast Bars Recipe l

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  1. I am ALWAYS looking for new breakfast ideas, so I am alll over theses! Pinned! :)

    • These are a great way to get out the door quick in the morning – but why limit it to breakfast? They work superbly on a hike or other outing. Thanks for sharing a great recipe here!

  2. These look amazing! Such a perfect way to start the day :)

  3. These seem so simple, lots of texture and the perfect thing to bring with you on the go! I’ve never made breakfast bars like this before but keep thinking about it! I just have to pull the trigger and do it right? Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Weekend filled with relaxation and good food Jessica! The weather is going to be near perfect in MN, which is quite rare haha!

  4. I think I’m just going to start coming to your house for breakfast. These looks amazing.

  5. I have 6 overripe bananas on the counter right now, so I think I’m going to be making these later today! I love portable breakfasts like this, and they’re great for snacks, too. :)

  6. Love these banana nut breakfast bars! They look so moist, such a great grab and go breakfast or snack!

  7. I love keeping bars like this on hand for crazy weeks, and like you every week seems like it has been crazy lately!

  8. I can’t think of a better way to start the day! These look absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing these ‘lil beauties!

  9. These breakfast bars look delicious and I love that they are ACTUALLY healthy! Pinned!

  10. I’m obsessed with all things banana right now – I’ll probably dream about these tonight! They sound and look amazing!

  11. These look very good! Pinned!

  12. Brown bananas are one of the best motivators :) Sounds like life is super busy!

  13. I love banana and this look absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to try it 😉

  14. What a lovely breakfast bar!! :)

  15. girl I am crazy busy allll the time right now! So I could really use some of these tasty taaaasty bars! so perfect to grab n go!

  16. I’m a sucker for anything banana nut! These look great!

  17. These are fantastic! I am always in need of bars like this – and I always have bananas. Pinned!

  18. I currently have two brown bananas on my counter and have been trying to decide what to use them for. These breakfast bars look awesome!

  19. These banana nut bars look like the perfect way to start the day with something that’s a little sweet, but still plenty healthy and nourishing. And banana is always one of my favorite flavors in the morning. Thanks for sharing!

  20. YES to this. I have a bag full of stuff to unpack and I just don’t wanna!!

    Maybe I’ll procrastinate and make these bars instead because I ALSO have brown bananas on my counter. Good idea.

  21. Wow I wish I was eating these for breakfast right now!

  22. I would love to greet the mornings with these. Pinned for later. xo, Catherine

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