Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars, could you seriously get a larger mouthful for a title!
My husband and I aren’t huge breakfast people, we always seem to wake up late, dashing out the door starving!
My husband works a physically demanding job and grabbing a regular granola bar or something of that nature for a mid day snack (or breakfast) just doesn’t cut it.
I had been searching for a granola bar recipe when I stumbled on this recipe off pintrest (see all my time wasted on there HAS produced a few good results) and have made it countless times since!
Every time I make these and share them I am hounded for the Recipe.
The Original recipe (see here) is for Cookies but I made them into bars because I’m lazy most days and baking cookies takes more energy 😉
I also Freeze these. They keep for a LONG time in the freezer. I cut them in to individual bars, wrap then individually in saran wrap and then put them all in a large ziploc bag in the freezer. They don’t freeze 100% solid, so you can literally eat them right out of the freezer if you want.
1/2 t Baking Powder
1/2 t Baking Soda
1/4 t Salt
1/2 C Brown Sugar
1/2 C Sugar
2 T Butter or Margarine
1/2 C Peanut butter (smooth is my preference)
1 Medium to Large Banana (if you want them softer, more cake like, add more banana)
1 1/2 C Quick Oats
1 C Chocolate Chips (or more if you want)
Bake in greased 9×9 baking dish at 350 for 10-12 min
If you double the recipe (like I always do) it will take about 25-30min to bake.
Bars should look lightly to med Brown all around and the edges should be pulling away from the sides slightly. Check center by inserting a butter knife or toothpick. It should come out clean (minus the chocolate from choc.chips) when done.