Banana Oatmeal Protein Bars

Banana Oatmeal Protein Bars

Banana Oatmeal Protein Bars

  • Prep

    10 m

  • Cook

    25 m

  • Ready In

    50 m

Recipe By:bradyike
“These bars are gluten free, high in protein, delicious, and so easy to make!”

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 2/3 cup vanilla protein powder (such as Muscletech Whey Protein Plus(R))
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, slightly melted
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries (such as Craisins(R))
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup brewed sweet and spicy black tea (such as Good Earth(R) Sweet&Spicy(R)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut, or to taste (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square pan.
  2. Mix oats, banana, protein powder, peanut butter, cranberries, 1/2 cup coconut, almonds, tea, chia seeds, cinnamon, and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl; spread into prepared pan. Top with 1/4 cup coconut.
  3. Bake bars until lightly browned, 25 to 30 minutes. Set aside to cool until they set completely, at least 15 minutes.
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