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Peanut Butter Banana Chip Granola Bars

Peanut Butter Banana Chip Granola Bars (No Bake) Recipe l

With the end of summer approaching, I know many of you are thinking about sending kids back to school. Today while shopping at Target I felt like the only person not looking for school supplies.

Growing up in Minnesota we always started school after Labor Day, so it still seems strange to me to see kids heading back to school so soon. (But going into June always made up for our late start!)

Along with school supplies, it’s important to have healthy snacks to power kids (and yourself) through the day. Enter these peanut butter banana chip granola bars.

Peanut Butter Banana Chip Granola Bars (No Bake) l

Sweetened with honey, these granola bars have no other added sugar if you use unsweetened banana chips. Between the honey and banana flavor the bars don’t need it.

Oats, wheat bran and flaxseed make up the base of the bars and load them with nutrients. Natural peanut butter and a bit of vanilla round out the flavor.

Peanut Butter Banana Chip Granola Bars (No Bake) l

Since they’re healthy and portable, they make a great breakfast or snack to pack in your kids’ or yours lunches. They’re also a no bake, so you don’t have to take the time to preheat the oven and bake them.

Just mix, press into the pan, and refrigerate. I wish I would have had these when I was in college, they would have been perfect for packing in my bag to have on hand to get through those long block classes!

Peanut Butter Banana Chip Granola Bars (No Bake) l

Peanut Butter Banana Chip Granola Bars

Yield: 12 granola bars


  • 2 1/4 Cups regular or instant oats
  • 1/4 Cup wheat or oat bran
  • 1/4 Cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 Cup honey
  • 1/4 Cup no-stir natural peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup dried banana chips, broken into pieces


  1. Line an 8x8 or 9x9 inch baking dish with parchment paper so that the paper hangs over the edge of the dish.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together oats, wheat bran, flaxseed, and salt.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat together honey, peanut butter, and vanilla extract until peanut butter is melted, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil and stir for one minute. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour over oat mixture and stir until coated. Stir in banana chips.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Press firmly into the bottom of dish. (If you do not press firmly, bars will fall apart later.)
  6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting into bars. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 granola bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 123mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 4gSugar: 18gProtein: 4g

Nutrition data shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.

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 Peanut Butter Banana Chip Granola Bars (No Bake) Recipe l

Shannon Leigh

Thursday 10th of May 2018

Made these three times in a row. Sent the 3rd batch to friends of mine and they devoured them in a day. Absolute favorite recipe and I will be trying more recipes now!


Tuesday 2nd of February 2016

Do you gotta use chips or could you use fresh bananas

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016

Since they aren't baked, these granola bars work best with banana chips.


Saturday 21st of March 2015

Can you use another type of nut butter like almond butter in place of peanut butter? Thanks for a great recipe!

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Sunday 22nd of March 2015

Sorry for the delayed response, it somehow ended up in my spam folder! Yes, you can use almond butter in place of the peanut butter. Hope that helps!

Jocelyn@BruCrew Life

Sunday 17th of August 2014

These would be perfect for my kids lunches! Or even breakfast. Now I must make these!! ;)

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

Thursday 14th of August 2014

I STILL have not made my own granola bars yet, but methinks that's going to change with a recipe like this in my arsenal. Looks AWESOME. I can't resist PB + banana together!

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