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4 Ingredient Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars (Flourless, Eggless, Butterless)

These oatmeal breakfast bars are just 4 ingredients. They are flourless, eggless, butterless and ready in about  30 minutes. The oatmeal bars come out thick, soft and chewy and make an easy and delicious breakfast.
photo of a stack of breakfast oat bars

We eat a lot of oatmeal so I am always trying to come up with new oatmeal recipes. I love how easy these oatmeal bars are to make. It took me about 15 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to bake.

Ingredients

  • Bananas
  • Nut Butter (Almond or Peanut Butter)
  • Rolled Oats
  • Chocolate Chips (or dried fruit to make them even healthier)

Bananas

Use overripe bananas for best results. They are much easier to mash. You want to mash the bananas until they have a puree consistency. You don’t want chunks of bananas in your mash.

Nut Butters

Make sure you use natural creamy nut butter (the drippy kind you need to stir). For the version in the photos, I used almond butter.  I’ve also made them with peanut butter. I think the peanut butter version has more flavor. Almond butter has a more mild flavor profile so I like to add plenty of chocolate chips and/or dried fruit if I’m using almond butter.

Rolled Oats

This recipe uses old fashioned rolled oats. I have not tested it with quick oats or quick cooking steel oats.

Chocolate Chips

Either semisweet or milk chocolate chips will work. Milk chocolate chips are sweeter so if you prefer a sweeter oatmeal bar then you should add milk chocolate chips. I would avoid using dark chocolate chips as they are not that sweet and the oatmeal bars depend on the chips for sweetness.
photo of a stack of three bars

Sweetener for the Oatmeal Bars

Since these are breakfast bars I didn’t want to make them too sweet. The sweetness for the bars comes from the bananas and the chocolate chips. If you prefer sweeter, you can add a little maple syrup to the recipe or use a nut butter that has sugar added.
close-up photo of bars lined up on parchment

More Healthy Oatmeal Recipes

4 Ingredient Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Servings: 12 bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Easy oatmeal bars that are perfect for breakfast. They come out thick, soft and chewy.
4.86 from 7 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas approximately 3 small bananas
  • 1/2 cup natural creamy almond butter or peanut butter unsweetened
  • 2 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8 inch by 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl add bananas and nut butter. Stir until evenly mixed. Add in oats and stir until evenly combined. Reserve 3 tbsp of chocolate chips and stir remaining into the oats. Stir until evenly combined.
  • Add oats to prepared baking pan. Use a spatula to spread the oats evenly across and smooth out the surface. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips across surface. Press them gently into the oat mixture so they are not loose on top.
  • Bake bars about 13-15 minutes or until set. Let bars cool completely before cutting and serving.

Notes

  • Measure your 1 cup of bananas after they have been mashed. Make sure your mash is a puree consistency with no visible chunks of banana.
  • The bars are not very sweet, getting most of their sweetness from the chocolate chips. If you like sweeter, you can add 2-4 tbsp of maple syrup or add more chocolate.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar, Calories: 175kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 6mg, Potassium: 199mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 29IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 48mg, Iron: 1mg, Net Carbs: 19g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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43 comments on “4 Ingredient Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars (Flourless, Eggless, Butterless)”

  1. Is there an ingredient I can use to sub out banana’s?

  2. Dont have a website but lovr the rrciepts send it Email thank you

  3. Very dense. Sadly my toddler wanted nothing to do with these after she helped to make them. I used 1 cup of raisins instead of chocolate chips and ground up half the oats. I enjoyed them with my morning coffee.

  4. 1/2 of vanilla extract made these great tasting bar become fantastic, and invisible! I’m glad they’re quick and easy! Maybe this batch will have some of Coconut instead dried fruit.

  5. Please could you add the measurements In grans or ounces?

  6. After making this recipe with peanut butter and adding instant steel cut oats and dark semi sweet chips, friends have asked for the recipe. The texture is cheer when I let the bananas and peanut butter and oats sit for a few minutes. I bake at 350 for 25 minutes.A healthy  Perfect pick-me-up any time.

  7. How should these leftovers be stored? Room temp? Thx!

    • You can leave them at room temp for 1-2 days, any longer and they need to be stored in the fridge because of the large amount of bananas

  8. Yum, Yum 10 out of 5

  9. Going to make these foor sure,they look awsome,they we keeper

  10. Looks super. I’ve actually had that ingredient mixture except without the chocolate chips and baking them but adding all those ingredients on my Oats. Nice to hear and see a Bar version of same ingredients. Would love to try out accept I don’t see mulyself baking them. Perhaps in future 🙂

  11. Can these be made with dates? If so, how many? I absolutely hate bananas but have been looking for a new breakdast recipe.

    • I have not tested this recipe using dates. I would try subbing bananas with applesauce (and then adding some sugar or syrup because applesauce isn’t as sweet). Dates would likely work better in a no-bake version.

    • Hi, how many bars should this mixture make from an 8×8 tray?

  12. So delicious
    Mu family loves!
    Thank you so very much!!

  13. Absolutely delicious! I used cashew butter instead and also added 1/4 of raisins.

  14. I really like it and so does my husband. I used dried mixed fruit. I think the Chocolate chips would be good also. Watching my cholesterol intake!

  15. What size do you cut the bars for the calories shown?

  16. Great recipe! I add a few raisins. My elementary age boys gobble these up! I make a batch every Sun! Today I’m going to attempt to double recipe and use larger pan. *fingers crossed

  17. My first time making these today. I used quick oats because I didn’t have rolled. I think they came out great. Next time. I will just add all the chips in the mix and skip adding some to the top. Surprisingly, my 7 and 9 year old didn’t love. I wonder if because they were bars. Can this recipe be scooped like a cookie and baked in a sheet?

  18. Have made this several times. I prefer dried cranberries instead of the chocolate chips.

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