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Banana oat bars {vegan, gluten-free, nut-free}


These bars are vegan, nut free and GF!  Great for a healthy snack!


  • 1 cup dates, finely chopped
  • 3 (very ripe) bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups brown crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (get certified GF to keep it GF)
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (if you don’t have oat flour, just blend some oats in your blender until it is a fine flour)
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil, or baking oil of choice
  • Optional add-ins*:  raisins, chocolate chips, walnuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a 8×8 or 9×9 square baking dish with parchment paper.  Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.  Transfer the mixture into a baking dish and using the back of a wooden spoon or a spatula, press the mixture down well.  Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes, or until the top is just starting to get golden brown.  Allow to cool before slicing into 9 squares.  These can also be cut into granola bar shapes if you prefer.  I like these best stored in the refrigerator.  Enjoy!



*I didn’t try any of these add-ins, but I think they’d be delicious.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Snacks
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 183
  • Sugar: 16.5g
  • Sodium: 1.3mg
  • Fat: 4.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.6g
  • Protein: 2.6g

Keywords: healthy snack