Breakfast

March 21, 2019

Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Bars

These Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Bars are super quick to make and taste like gooey peanut butter goodness. Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast!

Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Bars

Just reading the name of these bars makes my mouth water. One of my FAVORITE food combinations is peanut butter and banana. My go-to dessert is frozen bananas with peanut butter drizzled on top. Wow, so delicious.

One evening, while enjoying my delicious peanut butter banana dessert, I was wondering why on earth I can't eat this peanut butter banana combination for breakfast. I realized that I hadn't made breakfast bars since I shared my Raw Apple Pie Granola Bars a while ago. So I thought, why not? Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Bars. Yum!

I picked up some dry roasted peanuts from the store and started throwing things into my food processor. Peanuts, dates, rolled oats, peanut powder, a banana, and some sea salt. Besides the peanuts, these are all foods I keep in my apartment. The simple ingredient list makes it easy to throw together these bars whenever you feel like it.

These bars came together with minimal testing -- my favorite kind of creation! I love when I can enjoy the first batch of a recipe I'm testing. That also means I get to send the recipe your way even faster. It's a win-win!

Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Bars Ingredients

How to make Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Bars

To make these delicious bars, get your food processor ready! Throw in the ingredients I mentioned above: dates, peanuts, rolled oats, peanut powder, a banana, and sea salt. Pulse for a minute or two, until the mixture sticks together in a clump.

Then, press the mixture into a square baking pan. I lined mine with parchment paper because I don't like doing dishes. But you don't have to! Set the pan in the freezer for 15 minutes. You could skip this step if you're dying for peanut butter banana flavors. (I won't judge.) The freezer will make the bars easier to handle and make less of a sticky mess when you cut them.

Once the 15 minutes are up, take the pan out of the freezer and slice the mixture into bars. I decided to slice mine into 12 bars. You could do 16 squares or 8 larger bars. Whatever you're feeling!

Store these delicious Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Bars in the fridge or freezer. Because we put a raw banana in there, they will go bad quickly if they sit out on the counter. Simply pull out a bar whenever you need breakfast on the run or if you want a sweet snack. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Bars

Recipe Prayer

Jesus thank you for foods that pair perfectly together. Your genius is evident in all your creation. Amen.

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Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Bars

These Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Bars are super quick to make and taste like gooey peanut butter goodness. Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast!

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

12

Prep:

5

min

cook:

15

min

total:

35

min

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Medjool Dates, pitted
  • 1 Cup Peanuts
  • 1 Medium Banana
  • 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until they mixture starts to stick together. Press into a square baking pan. Freeze for 15 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Because these bars have a raw banana, I advise storing them in the fridge or freezer.

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January 16, 2022
Tracy Henry
Made this tonight. Absolutely delicious Elizabeth. You got this one just right!
Oh yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)
January 16, 2022
L Collins
Hi Could you please confirm two things:1. The amount of salt. Seems like too much. 2. The directions say there is lemon juice in the dressing but it’s not listed under ingredients. ThanksL.
Hi there! Confirming that the two teaspoons of salt in the dressing is correct. I didn't salt the cauliflower when roasting it or the salad after it was done, so this amount of salt was perfect. If you're concerned about it you can decrease the amount of salt in the dressing and then add more at the end if you need it. As for the lemon juice, SO sorry about that! It was a typo in my directions and I've removed it now. Hope this helps :)
December 20, 2021
Martha
This looks lovely! Do you have a recipe for the red pepper hummus also? Thank you!
Hi Martha! I don't have a recipe for red pepper hummus on my site. I suggest taking a traditional hummus recipe and blending in roasted red pepper.
November 22, 2021
Amanda J Lehmann
I tried these and they were delicious! A bit dense but flavorful and the "buckeye" blend of peanut and chocolate was on point! Recommend!
Yay! I'm so glad you liked them! -- Elizabeth
December 6, 2021
Grace
Hi, these look amazing. I was wondering, could I used powdered peanut butter in place of creamy for the recipe? thanks
Hi Grace! There is already some powdered peanut butter in this recipe, so adding more might make the texture more gluey. Also, the real peanut butter adds some fat, which helps create flavor. That said, if you want to use powdered peanut butter, I would suggest mixing it with a high-fat liquid like coconut cream and then measuring out 2/3 cup. Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes :) -- Elizabeth
November 15, 2021
Becky
You mention using vegetable broth in your introduction but it isn’t included in the recipe
Hi Becky - thanks for pointing this out. I have removed mention of vegetable broth from this post. You do not need any vegetable broth. The mushrooms will release natural liquid which will prevent any sticking. -- Elizabeth
September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography