4 Ingredient Banana Bars

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Your whole family is going to LOVE these banana bars! They are only 4 ingredients and so easy to make. They are also super fun to make with your toddler. I hope you enjoy!

Searching for a delicious and wholesome snack that’s quick to make and loved by the whole family? Look no further than these 4-Ingredient Banana Bars! Packed with nutritious ingredients and bursting with flavor, these bars are sure to become a favorite in your household. Let’s dive into how to make them and why they’re perfect for toddlers and families.

Ingredients:

  • 5 mashed bananas
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease or line an 8×8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas, peanut butter, rolled oats, and chocolate chips. Mix well until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
  3. Once the ingredients are evenly mixed, transfer the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Use a spatula or the back of a spoon to spread the mixture evenly in the dish, smoothing out the top.
  5. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the bars are set.
  6. Once baked, remove the banana bars from the oven and allow them to cool completely in the dish before slicing into bars.

Why 4-Ingredient Banana Bars are Great for Toddlers and Families:

  • Nutritious Ingredients: These banana bars are packed with wholesome ingredients like bananas, peanut butter, and oats, providing essential nutrients including fiber, protein, and healthy fats for growing toddlers and family members.
  • Easy to Make: With just four simple ingredients and minimal preparation time, these bars are quick and convenient to whip up whenever you need a healthy snack.
  • Customizable: Feel free to customize these banana bars to suit your family’s preferences. Add in extras like chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit for extra flavor and texture.
  • Portable Snack: These banana bars are perfect for on-the-go snacking. Pack them in lunchboxes, take them to the park, or enjoy them as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up wherever you are.
  • Kid-Friendly: The sweet and chewy texture of these bars, combined with the delicious flavor of bananas and chocolate chips, is sure to be a hit with toddlers and older kids alike.

Storage Instructions:

Any leftover banana bars can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days. For longer storage, you can freeze the bars individually wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature before serving.

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4.48 from 17 votes

4 Ingredient Banana Bars

Ingredients 

  • 5 mashed bananas
  • 1 cup peanut butter, or other nut or seed butter
  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, can use fruit instead if you prefer for babies

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease or line an 8×8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas, peanut butter, rolled oats, and chocolate chips. Mix well until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • Once the ingredients are evenly mixed, transfer the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Use a spatula or the back of a spoon to spread the mixture evenly in the dish, smoothing out the top.
  • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the bars are set.
  • Once baked, remove the banana bars from the oven and allow them to cool completely in the dish before slicing into bars.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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