fbpx

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

oatmeal with peanut butter chocolate banana breakfast bars healthy

Oatmeal with peanut butter is a big favourite at my house. 

It’s so good just to eat a bowl of warm oatmeal with a big dollop of peanut butter on top. Especially when I make it packed full of extra nutrition and protein (see this how-to).

My daughters love it when we add a few chocolate chips in as well. They get all melty and the girls swirl everything together.

It makes for messy faces but happy tummies.

My older son wanted me to make something a little more structured. He was intent that I should not only add chocolate chips, but top some baked oatmeal with a chocolate coating.

We made these oatmeal peanut butter and chocolate chip squares together and as I added the batter to the baking dish, he said that sliced bananas would make it even better. I absolutely agreed.

One of my favourite guilty pleasures as a kid was peanut butter and banana sandwiches!

If you, like us, love chocolate and peanut butter, you’ll also love these Better Than Reese’s Healthy Peanut Butter Cups 

Natural Smooth Organic Peanut Butter
Pip & Nut Crunchy Maple Peanut
88 Acres, Organic Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter
Justin’s Classic Peanut Butter
88 Acres Organic Maple Sunflower Seed Butter, Nut-Free, Non-GMO, Dairy-Free
Sweet Freedom Chocolate Spread
Mr Organic Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut Spread
Barney Butter Almond Butter, Bare Smooth
Maple Almond Butter
Natural Smooth Organic Peanut Butter
Pip & Nut Crunchy Maple Peanut
88 Acres, Organic Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter
Justin’s Classic Peanut Butter
88 Acres Organic Maple Sunflower Seed Butter, Nut-Free, Non-GMO, Dairy-Free
Sweet Freedom Chocolate Spread
Mr Organic Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut Spread
Barney Butter Almond Butter, Bare Smooth
Maple Almond Butter

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

This is a very easy, kid friendly recipe, so if you have some child labour take advantage of it 😈

It’s similar to a baked oatmeal, but with the edition of flour and eggs to make it more of a breakfast bar consistency. Almond flour works well here if you’d like to avoid wheat or gluten.

If you love baked oatmeal check out this Cherry Almond Baked Oatmeal 

chocolate peanut butter oatmeal breakfast bars

Mix together the following dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl and set aside:

  • 2 cups rolled oats (check label if you need gluten free)
  • 1/2 cup flour such as almond or regular all-purpose
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Melt 1/4 cup of coconut oil, let come to lukewarm and beat in 4 eggs. Add 1/3 cup of maple syrup (or honey) and 1/2 cup of natural peanut butter plus 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

Combine the wet and dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Do not over mix.

Fold in 1/2 cup of dark or semi sweet chocolate chips. 

Spread mixture into a parchment lined 9×13″ baking dish. Add one banana sliced into coins, if desired.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

Let cool completely or store in fridge overnight. Melt 1/4 cup of chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Drizzle over top of squares. Store in fridge to harden or serve at your own risk of messy hands and faces.

Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips (stevia sweetened)
Coconut Oil
Ground Flax Seed
Gluten Free Quick Cooking Oats (for oat flour or protein oatmeal)
USA Pan Bakeware Extra Large Sheet Pan, Warp Resistant Nonstick Baking Pan
Bakeware Cupcake and Muffin Pan, 12 Well, Nonstick & Quick Release Coating, Made in the USA from Aluminized Steel
Silicone Baking Liners
Silicone Muffin Cups
Organic Cane Sugar
Rapadura, Whole Cane Sugar
Cacao Nibs
Organic Chocolate Chips
Cocoa Powder
Maca Cocao Powder
Vanilla Extract
Nutribullet
oatmeal with peanut butter bars
peanut butter chocolate breakfast bars
bite of peanut butter oatmeal bars
Print Recipe
5 from 7 votes

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

A delicious family-friendly breakfast bar made with wholesome ingredients and the classic flavour profile of peanut butter, chocolate, and bananas.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, carbs, chocolate, gluten free, high fiber, kid friendly, meal prep, oatmeal
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 303kcal
Author: Rach

Ingredients

For the Bars

  • 2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup flour of choice almond works well
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter natural
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 banana sliced

For Topping

  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F and line a 9x13" pan with parchment paper
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, from oats to salt. Set aside
  • Melt the coconut oil by putting it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds and let cool slightly
  • Beat in the eggs
  • Mix in the maple syrup, peanut butter, and vanilla
  • Stir until combined
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just combined
  • Fold in the chocolate chips
  • Spread the mixture into the pan
  • Add sliced banana on top
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown
  • Let cool. Meanwhile, melt the remaining chocolate chips and coconut oil together and pour over bars. Spread with a spatula or back of a spoon
  • Place in the fridge for the chocolate to harden before cutting into bars
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days
oatmeal with peanut butter chocolate and banana
PIN me to your Healthy Recipes board!
Follow:
Share:

28
Leave a Reply

avatar

16 Comment threads
12 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
17 Comment authors
AmandaRachDani FlandersCindy IngallsJen Walker Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Amanda
Guest

These look so yummy! These would be a treat for my kids, they look like brownies!

Dani Flanders
Guest

Yum! I just started a new workout program and am trying to eat healthier as well! This would be a great way to make a healthy swap for my sweet tooth!

Cindy Ingalls
Guest

You had me at chocolate and peanut butter. They are my favorite flavor combinations, especially when you add in oatmeal.

Jen Walker
Guest
Jen Walker

I’ve never added peanut butter to oatmeal before and never knew that was a “thing”! I love that your son helped give ideas on how to make this!

Shalini R
Guest

5 stars
This is an easy-to-make-recipe, I guess. I love anything with peanut butter and I may try this out soon.

Candace Hampton
Guest

This is interesting. I love peanut butter, I have protein shakes with that flavor and they are really good. I’ve never had peanut butter and oatmeal. Sounds like an interesting combination of flavors.

Sarah M
Guest

5 stars
Recently I bought oatmeal bars and I am glad to know that I can make these bars at home. Thanks for sharing step by step recipe.

Heidi
Guest
Heidi

This looks just like dessert for breakfast. Bring it on! Those bars look so good.

Alvern
Guest

This looks like such a healthy recipe to make a big batch. I am wondering if I can use something other than honey or maple syrup as a sweetner as I am off sugar.

Krysten Quiles
Guest

5 stars
The fact that those are healthy makes me so excited, because they look SO GOOD. Oh my goodness, I want!

Joanna
Guest

5 stars
The breakfast bars look so delicious! Who wouldn’t love to have chocolate and peanut butter for breakfast? Yummy!

Jessica Joachim
Guest

5 stars
These peanut butter breakfast bars look so good! I have been needing a healthy recipe to start my day with!

Tara Pittman
Guest

My son loves chocolate oatmeal. I need to make these for him.

GiGi Eats
Guest

5 stars
WHYYYYY is the chocolate and peanut butter combo just SO DANG GOOD!?

Nyxie
Guest

Beautiful! I’m hungry just looking at these. Thank you for sharing.

Amber Myers
Guest

5 stars
These look so incredible! I would LOVE to have these for breakfast. I bet my kids will love them too!

Some of the links in posts are affiliate links. This means we earn a commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own. Thank you for helping keep this project afloat!

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Close Me
Looking for Something?
Search:
Product Categories:
Post Categories: