Food You Can Eat: Banana Oat Bars

These do not look lovely, and although they were posted under desserts in Allrecipes they serve better as a breakfast bar – they are not sweet. After damning them with faint praise, I do want to say that they are quite a good replacement for store-bought granola bars. Anyway, they all disappeared – and you can’t beat the fat/calorie count, or ease of making/baking, when trying to provide a healthy breakfast to balance blood sugar.


  • 1 ⅓ cups quick cooking oats
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • ¼ cup skim milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9×13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.

Mix together oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and raisins. In a separate bowl mix together bananas, milk, egg whites, and vanilla. Beat all together.

 Transfer to prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for about 35 minutes.  Remove from oven, sprinkle lightly with cinnamon and sugar, cool and cut into 36 bars.

Nutrition per Serving

These come out to 35 calories with 0g fat, 8g carbs, and 2g protein.

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  1. Settle in for a banana cookie story!

    Years ago one of my bosses like to bake homemade dog treats, because hey why not.

    The treats were just peanut butter, mashed ripe bananas, and rolled oats mixed together and then he treated them like drop cookies.

    So he brought a container of them in for a coworker who expressed interest, but they left them out near a table that had snack foods.

    My friends, we definitely all ate those and were like huh those are decent cookies but not sweet.

    Later that day the boss learned what happened and was like “you morons ate dog biscuits!” Lol!!!

    Anyways they were good, I’d eat those again as a breakfast snack any day.

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