Peanut Butter Banana Bars

4.59 from 12 votes

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When it comes to satisfying snacks for toddlers and the whole family, Peanut Butter Banana Bars are always a hit! Bursting with the classic flavor combination of peanut butter and banana, these bars are not only delicious but also packed with wholesome ingredients. Let’s dive into how to make them and why they’re perfect for toddlers and families.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Grease or line an 8×8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, mashed bananas, vanilla extract, and eggs. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  3. If using chocolate chips, fold them into the batter until evenly distributed.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and spread it out evenly with a spatula.
  5. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the bars are set and golden brown around the edges.
  6. Once baked, remove the bars from the oven and allow them to cool in the baking dish for a few minutes before slicing into squares or rectangles.

Why Peanut Butter Banana Bars are Great for Toddlers and Families:

  • Nutritious Ingredients: These bars are made with wholesome ingredients like peanut butter, bananas, and eggs, providing essential nutrients including protein, fiber, and healthy fats for growing toddlers and family members.
  • Kid-Friendly Flavor: The combination of peanut butter and banana is a classic favorite among kids, making these bars a delicious and satisfying snack option for little ones.
  • Easy to Make: With just a handful of ingredients and minimal preparation time, Peanut Butter Banana Bars are quick and convenient to whip up, perfect for busy parents and hungry toddlers.
  • Versatile: Feel free to customize these bars by adding extras like chopped nuts, dried fruit, or shredded coconut for extra flavor and texture.
  • Portable Snack: These 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.

Storage Instructions:

Any leftover Peanut Butter Banana Bars can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days. For longer storage, you can also freeze the bars individually wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil for up to 1 month. Thaw at room temperature before serving.

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4.59 from 12 votes

5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Bars

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Add all ingredients except chocolate chips to a bowl. Mix by hand, or with a hand mixer or standing mixer.
  • Mix in chocolate chips with a spoon.
  • Grease a 8×8 baking dish or line with parchment paper. Pour the mixture in, making sure it fills in evenly and is smooth.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Enjoy!

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

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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These were yummy! I couldn’t wait til they cooled down but were great warm. Once they cool I’ll try my 1yo on them! Easy to make only took 16mins in our oven too but it runs a little hot. Great healthy snack!

  2. 5 stars
    I loved these! I was just looking for something easy to make with my toddler and wasn’t expecting to love them as much as I did! It will definitely be in our regular rotation!

  3. Do these have to be individually wrapped to freeze or could I just put them in a storage container? We try to stay away from plastic wrap and aluminum foil.