Banana Oats Bars

I usually don’t write about a recipe immediately after I make unless I have a date-line. Sometimes it takes me even a month or more to decide if it’s blog worthy or not.
I’ve seen these bars last week on my friend Mandy’s blog. They sounded so easy to make and I had everything handy.  I’ve already told and will tell you again : I love recipes that don’t make me buy that special something that after using once I forget all about it.
I’m pretty sure most of you right now have in the house bananas, rolled oats, butter (I used vegan), agave nectar (the original recipe calls for honey) vanilla and cinnamon. That’s all you need to make these bars. 6 ingredients!!
After mixing all the ingredients in a bowl you bake them for about 40-50 minutes.
Give it 10-15 minutes in the oven and the smell of baked banana will cover your entire kitchen. I wish I could open the oven and start eating.I had to behave myself, otherwise I would be talking about something else right now :))
After they are baked, let them cool slightly before cutting into squares/bars.
The bars are still soft, if you’re looking for a crunchy bars these are not for you unless you substitute some of the oats (I’d suggest no more than 1/2 cup) with some chopped nuts.
I think is the first time I paired cinnamon and banana together, but let me tell you, I have no idea why I didn’t do it before. None of them is overpowering,  they complement each other so good making these bars disappear in no time, and by that I mean a couple of hours.

To get the complete recipe you have to visit my friend Mandy’s blog
As you might have noticed I changed the template again. After receiving a couple of emails that the blog was taking quite a while to load I thought it’s time to do some work on it. I’d appreciate if you tell me how this template works for you. Is it better or shall I do some more work? Thanks a million!
Sending you lots of love,
Roxana

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Comments

  1. thecompletecookbook says

    Hi Roxana, thank you so much for the lovely mention and beautifully written and photographed post about the banana oat bars.
    I love your new template and I have been thinking about changing mine for a while now too.
    Have a happy week.
    :-) Mandy xo

  2. Sissi says

    After ANZAC biscuits experience I feel I am in a "rolled oats" stage, so your banana bars look particularly seducing! I also use agave syrup, apparently much healthier than any other natural sweetener (apart from the recently discovered stevia, but this plant gives a slightly bitter note to most dishes).

  3. Tina says

    These bars are so packed with oats and honey they look hard to resist.Yum! Thanks for the into to Mandy's blog.

  4. Junia says

    anything with oats makes me happy. this look like the delux version of quaker oatmeal chew bars. :D btw, i think your blog appearance keeps changing or is that just me?!

  5. lisa is cooking says

    I've been looking for different types of granola-type bars, and these look great! The banana in them sounds fantastic.

  6. Jean says

    Hi Roxana! Wow, these bars look great! I know what you mean about having to buy special ingredients–glad to know I always have the ingredients for these bars. I love banana anything!

    Hope you have a great week!

  7. Carolyn says

    These look wonderful and healthy and something my kids would love. Great find from Mandy's blog. Love the new look of your blog too!

  8. Eileen says

    I love banana and oats. Never thought of making bars. Perfect for a grab & go breakfast. I need to try these soon.

  9. Wendy Irene says

    I love that this recipe uses banana. Every week I usually have a few ripe bananas left over that I love to bake with. I hope you have a great week Roxana!

  10. Sandra says

    I never had problems opening your site..but this looks nice, very relaxing:)
    Bars, well what can i say except that they are perfect! Love the pictures!

  11. sweetcarolinescooking.com says

    These bars sound fabulous! I love banana treats, especially when they're somewhat healthy. :)

  12. foodwannderings says

    Love these Roxana. I always got bananas in the, sorry a lie, I am all out now. Crazed about anything oats andalways looking for new bar recipes. Looking fantstic!

  13. Nami | Just One Cookbook says

    Hi Roxana! I like your new look on the site! I didn't have any problem loading your previous template. But it's nice change! We go to our own site often and get bored sometimes, but it's so time consuming to make some changes (at least to me…). Your banana oats bar look yummy! So healthy that I should eat this kind of snack with kids. I love Mandy's site too. :-)

  14. Kate@Diethood says

    I'm the same way! It takes me a while to decide if it's going to be on my blog, or it's so good that I can't wait to feature it asap. :)

    I can see why you were all over these…they sound fantastic!

  15. Ann says

    Sounds absolutely delicious – but I'd have to omit the cinnamon due to allergies…but they'd still be good!

  16. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says

    This sounds amazing, I made something similar recently but with PB and oats…I mentioned that the next time I make them I would love to add banana, great recipe. Is this a new site design? I love it!

  17. Emily @ Life on Food says

    I have been away from blogging for a while but this is a great recipe to come back to. I cannot wait to try it out.

  18. Kristen says

    Look at all those delicious oats! What a great bar. I know what you mean about running right out and making some recipes. Some things just cannot wait :-)

  19. The Harried Cook says

    These bars sound so good! Sounds delicious & quite healthy too… Thanks for sharing this recipe, Roxana… Must go check out Mandy's site! :) And great pictures :)

  20. bonnie at sweet life says

    love the new look, it really does load alot faster..somehow I still end up at your wordpress site, then click over here…lol

    great bars, love the ease.

    lovely pics!!

  21. Lisa says

    These look so amazing, chewy and healthy, Roxana, something to eat after a good workout, or just by the tv, being lazy lol Kudos on yet another delicious treat..you never fail to make my stomach growl!

    Oh, and yes..very hard on myself, but keeping it in jest softens it :)

  22. Pacheco Patty says

    I'm going to check out the recipe,your bars look like something I need to bake right away, hope I have all the ingredients on hand;-)

  23. Priscilla-ShesCookin says

    Yes! Only 6 ingredients and you get these delicious breakfast/snack bars – and you're right, why didn't we think of pairing cinnamon and banana before ;) Great recipe – thank you both!

  24. Manu says

    I love this recipe: healthy and tasty. I too love recipes you can make without having to buy something "exotic" that remains in the pantry forever! Great one!

  25. elisabeth@foodandthriftfinds says

    After seeing your healthy and delicious oats bar recipe and beautiful photo of it Roxana, I will not buy any oat bars again, for sure!
    So healthy, and yummy…thanks for sharing!
    I love your new crisp look of your blog, although no matter how you change it, it always looks great:D
    xoxo

  26. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says

    I love how hearty they look! And the squares almost look like rice crispy treats… maybe oat-crispy treats?! :)

  27. Foodiva says

    Great template and it works fine for me. And I can even scan your blog on my phone, thanks for making it easier! As or these bars, they sound amazing…bananas, oats and cinnamon together must taste out this world. Now if only there was also chocolate…

  28. Indie.Tea says

    I don't have bananas actually (I have peaches, plums, blackberries and blueberries but no bananas, since they don't grow locally in California)….but otherwise I would make this 'cause it does sound delicious.

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  30. Karen says

    I just made these bars and they are great! The cinnamon, banana and oatmeal work so well together and the bars are really easy to cut and hold their shape even 10 mins. after coming out of the oven. It will be hard not to eat the pan before supper! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  31. Elies_Lie says

    Congratz for the top 9 on Foodbuzz!
    I always crazy about oats & always looking for different banana recipe :)
    Tq for sharing! ;)

  32. Shreeja N says

    Hey that is a very innovative recipe!
    Am planning to bake these. One question though, can I prepare lots and store them, like refrigerate them for around 3-4 days, hope they won't turn soggy.

    Thanks for sharing!

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